Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: 01 July 2011
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Audio or Book: ebook
Length: 30 pages
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. . .
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!
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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