Oh, Logan. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was ready to magically transport myself into this novel just to kick your @ss if you didn't get your shiz together. Thank God you finally did!
So I've been wanting to read this series for awhile now, but once I snagged an ARC of Dark Frost, I jumped on the express train - and I'm so glad I did! It reminds me a lot of Hex Hall (which I loved) but more mature, yet still within the YA range.
To summarize the series, Gwen Frost got thrown into Mythos Academy after her mom died. The women in her family are pretty powerful Gypsies...Gwen just didn't know the half of it. She got thrown into the mix of Valkyries, Spartans, and other warrior-like kids that grew up training, expecting the followers of an imprisoned Loki to murder them where they stand, so she's way out of her league when it comes to defending herself. It makes her an easy target, and since she's high on the kill list, she's got a lot to learn and little time to learn it. Enter Logan. Yummy, yummy Spartan Logan who's been told to give her a little one-on-one training time. Bleh heh heh. Oh, the yummy drama.
In Dark Frost, Gwen witnesses the murder of several unarmed classmates and comes face to face (well, face to mask) with Loki's champion. She learns they're close to honing in on the artifact that Gwen's mom had hidden for twenty-so years, and it's all that stands in the way of Loki's followers breaking the ties that bind him. So Gwen is determined to figure out where her mother hid the knife and find a new secret home before all hell breaks loose - literally. Too bad her Gypsy abilities can't help her see what's really coming...
I love everything about the Mythos Academy series thus far - the characters, the teenage angst, the frenemies, the danger, and the romance (finally!). Four dreamcatchers and sweet, sweet dreams. If you haven't started this series yet, check it out all ready.
ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley for honest review.