Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy #1)
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. . . From Goodreads.
I love the whole mythology concept but with a twist. This time Jennifer changed it up to where the gods were not allowed to fight amongst each other but their Champions were able to do that for them. Gwen just happens to be the only normal person at Mythos Academy, which is saying a lot since she has psychometry (she can touch anything and see everything that has happened to the item when someone else touched it).
When Gwen witnesses a murder of one of the most popular girls at the school, she decides that since no one else seemed to care about her death she was going to investigate it. Especially since she thought that it wasn’t fair that she keeps getting allowed to live when someone else is taken away. While investigating, she makes her first friend. Which is weird because Daphne, used to be Jasmine’s friend but for some reason they grow on each other and you can see how much they care about each other in the end of the book.
She also gets a protector of sorts in Logan Quinn, and who wouldn’t want that? Seriously. She wants to be with him but she is worried about what she will see if she touches him. Not that she thinks he is some serial killer but when the last guy you kiss is thinking about someone else as they kiss you, who wouldn’t be hesitant? But he takes it the wrong way of course and thinks it is because he is a Spartan and below her, which is stupid since she is the only Gypsy there.
Now I have to say that if you have a sweet tooth you are going to want to start baking as soon as you start reading because her grandma makes some awesome sounding baked goods. It actually sounded so good; I looked up how to make it myself and figured that I will be getting to it very soon.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.