Saturday, March 31, 2012

My First Review Ever!

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)

Author: Jennifer Estep
Genre: YA Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 350

Date of Release: July 26, 2011

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corportion

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. . . – Goodreads

Review: When I first saw the purple eyes on the cover, I knew this book would have supernatural fighting powers. I mean, how many people have purple eyes and not have some kind of power? I know, none… except in books.

In, Touch of Frost, Gwen Frost dosen’t believe in all that gods, goddesses and monsters mumbo jumbo, despite having a gift of her own. A gift to touch something or someone and know everything about it instantly. After Gwen’s mother dies, her grandmother sends her to Mythos Academy, where she will to master her powers. When popular-mean girl Jennifer Ashton is murdered in the library and the Bowl of Tears are stolen, Gwen knows something isn’t right about this incident. Especially since she was at the library and should have been killed too. With the help of frenemy, Daphne and her own gift, Gwen slowly begins to unravel the mystery behing Jennifer’s death. She may even have a bit of help from resident bad boy, Logan Quinn - as if Gwen dosen’t have enough problems on her plate (even though this one is tasty!).

As a child, my mom always told me about the myths, never the fairytales. So when I heard this book had ninjas, spartans, vikings, samurais and so many other things, I was so excited, I was sure that this book would not dissappoint. And it didn’t, I throughly enjoyed the book and reading about Gwen’s adventure of learning how to use her powers for good. Although, there were some parts that were a bit repetitive. For example, she keeps bringing up Paige’s abusive history like that’s all she can think about. Also, whenever she meets Logan Quinn they’re always bumping into eachother or Logan is saving her. But that’s all I have to complain about. Gwen is an interesting character. I love how she has a completely different style from the other girls at the Academy, who only care about what’s “in”. Gwen loves comic books, because they always have a good ending and has a loving grandmother, who bakes for her all the time – well, atleast when she isn’t giving psychic readings. If you haven’t guessed it yet, psychic powers run in the family, daughter to daughter. Logan Quinn didn’t jump out at me much. He appeared mostly whenever Gwen needed saving from vicious monsters or they bumped into each other – which happened quite often. It’s a bit surprising at the end *spoiler* to see her become Nike’s Champion, but if Nike saw something in her, I’m in no position to say otherwise or she might strike me with a sword. All that said, this was a pretty awesome book and I would suggest it to anyone who loved romance and mythology served together.

7.75 stars out of 10 stars

My First Post Ever!

This is a shout out to everyone everywhere who completely loves books. So, I being a person who completely loves books have made a blog devoted to Young Adult novels. My name is Sunshine and I have been reading ever since I've been four and a half. I started reading the Young Adult section, since I was eleven and now I am 14 years old and am still reading. Hence, the blog name, A Thousand Books and Still Going.

I don't know how many books I've actually read, but I've read enough that I decided to document my readings onto a blog. In this blog, I will be reviewing all the wonderful books I've been reading and will read with an honest opinion. But, since this is my first book blog, I am still an amateur at this, but hopefully I will become better over time. Technically, this isn't my first blog, because I share one with my big sister, Mikey, who calls us, "The Dynamic Duo."