Sunday, June 23, 2013

Kiss of Frost: Review


I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...


What I feel about Kiss of Frost is pretty much the same as Touch of Frost. I mean, not that they're the same thing. But I can totally see a pattern there: Gwen discovers something weird, Gwen sets off to find the answer, Gwen faces mortal danger and defeats it, Gwen has a new task given by whoever the heck he/she is. I hope Dark Frost won't continue the same pattern even though the whole process is quite fun to read.

I'm a little surprised that Gwen hasn't changed much. Maybe a little less clumsy and more responsible. She's still a tad bit snarky which I really like. She's still amusing to me, and still a typical teenager by heart (not by her... skills). She has to battle with more emotions because of a certain Spartan boy, but she's quick in making decisions. My new favorite thing of her. I'm tired of indecisiveness.

The plot disappoints me a little, though. I mean, is there anymore mortal threat out there other than Reapers of Chaos and Loki? I love reading books with multiple burning dangers happening at the same time. I love reading about chaos. But then, it's way too soon for everything to set on stone. I hope something bigger and badder will be out there lurking and I will read more excitement.

That doesn't mean the book is lack of excitement and kick-ass-moments, though. In fact I really love when Gwen is fighting a certain Reaper. Man, that scene is cool. Maybe not the best scene so far because I've read about better fights. But I like it. Fast-paced and quick and intense. It doesn't last long, but the scene is epic.

Since there's a thread left behind at the end of Kiss of Frost, I'm going to read Dark Frost. Soon.

Rating: 7.5/10

No comments:

Post a Comment