Monday, 11 August 2014

Mini Book Review: First Frost (Mythos Academy #0.5) by Jennifer Estep

Series: Mythos Academy #0.5
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: 01 July 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: Kalahari.com
Audio or Book: ebook
Length:  30 pages



Overview:

I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift.  It's called psychometry - that's a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people's memories off almost everything I touch, even guys.  

My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy--to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don't want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school - Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren't preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos.  Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids.  The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same.  .  .




My Review:

Initially I won the latest book (#5 Killer Frost) of this series but could not claim it as I didn't realise it was a US only giveaway. It's ok I made peace with this fact but this series did catch my attention. I got this book for a good deal on Kalahari when I was browsing books to buy, as my voucher could only be claimed on ebook purchases. 


I am never really sure if reading the prequel before the first book is a good or a bad thing, as sometimes it can intrigue you and other times it can just put you off. 

First frost gives you the reason Gwen is sent to Mythos Academy. It is quite an emotional and intense quick read. This is my first introduction to Ms Estep's work. It was a short and sweet introduction to what looks to be an awesome series. Jennifer's writing is easy to get into and flows nicely. I am quite excited to continue with this series. 

Final Thoughts: I think I am going to love this series!

My Rating:

PS I was fascinated when I had a look at some of the reviews for First Frost on Goodreads. Yes this quick read has similarities to Harry Potter - that's ok with me! 

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Love

Chanzie


14 comments:

  1. I think you're going to love this series too, Chanzie. At least I hope you do--I kind of loved it myself ;) Great review!

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    1. Yay!! I think so too *holds thumbs* I need more reading time :)

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  2. I love, love this series! Glad you enjoyed this one, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the series.

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    1. Thanks Jenea :) I am looking forward to it too <3

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  3. Estep's Elemental Assassin series is by far my favourite, but I just love her writing so much that I couldn't resist checking out her YA books as well, and I loved them too. I hope you continue reading!

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    1. I have heard so many good things about JE! I am excited to try out more of her work :)

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  4. I am a little unsure about prequels too, sometimes they can turn you away. Good to see this one didn't!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I totally agree! Sometimes the prequels are better after reading book 1... Tough bookish choices *tee hee*

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  5. I rarely read prequels, but sometimes I have noticed that it increases the enjoyment of book one for reviewers. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Thanks Kimba :) I think it boils down to me having FOMO and a bit of OCD reading order going on!

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  6. It's great that you have a positive introduction to this series! I have yet to read it myself, but I've heard some pretty great things!

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    1. Thanks Aylee :) I've heard great things too!

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  7. Glad you loved the prequel. The fact that it has similarities to Harry Potter makes it even more intriguing.

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    1. Thanks Kero and I totally agree :) I loved the Harry Potter series!!

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