Touch of Frost : Mythos Academy

  • by Jennifer Estep
  • Narrated by Tara Sands
  • Series: Mythos Academy
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy - a school of myths, magic, and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why - especially since I should have been the one who died.…

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What the Critics Say

"Touch of Frost is an intriguing start to an exciting new series!" (Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready)

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dated attitude towards gender and sexuality

In terms of basic story telling, I found the background information dumps a bit awkward. But what really got to me was the attitude towards sexual activity among teenagers. I actually would have been fine with a "wait until you're adults/married" attitude. But instead it was an attitude that teenage boys engaging in sexual with a number of partners are to be admired/become the romantic lead; teenage girls who "give up their v-card" (yes a phrase from the book) to long term boyfriends are frowned upon; girls with multiple partners are "sluts." It is causally thrown in throughout the book (e.g. the main character's skill is finding lost items, such as "lost bras that girls should have known better than to take off in the first place."). It is books like this that lead to unhealthy, misogynistic attitudes in society. By coincidence, I read the same day about a community's response to a statutory rape case. One fellow student tweeted “Young girls acting like whores there’s no punishment for that, young men acting like boys is a sentence.” This real-life, sad little tweet could have come from our protagonist's mouth. Confession: I haven't finished it and not sure I will be able to make myself do so.
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- Greta

Repetitive with terrible narration.

Would you try another book from Jennifer Estep and/or Tara Sands?

I don't believe I would read another book by either. The narrator was terrible and annoying to say the least with a whiny tone and repeated the same up and down pitch of every single line she spoke through the entire book. The author had a great concept, great imagery and compelling story. The problem was the execution. I actually found it difficult to finish the book. The repetition of key points (no spoiler examples) made it not only annoying to hear them for the 10th to 15th time they were mentioned but also made it painfully obvious as to where the book was going as contrast to the points stressed throughout the entire book. Such as that she was new with no friends at the Academy. She must have said this 10 times per chapter. I will not be finishing the series. I also feel as if there was a contradiction between making Gwendolyn smart yet stupid at the same time. Things that were plainly obvious she repeatedly skipped over that should have been even her general knowledge not just the reader.


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the concept and lore of the story. Although the love story was a bit dry and boring the mystery was enough to keep the focus no matter how predictable.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was just terrible in every way. I apologize I can't say it better but she was just not suited to narrate this peticular title.


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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio