TITLE: First Frost
SERIES: Mythos Academy #0.5
AUTHOR: Jennifer Estep
PUBLICATION DATE: July 1, 2011
PUBLISHER: K-Teen, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp
PAGES: 30 pages
RATING: 4 stars
Gwen Frost has a gypsy gift, the gift of psychometry. Basically, she gets flashes of other people’s memories from touching things. Her gift has made her incredibly nosy and when she discovers something entirely unpleasant about her fellow classmate, it forces her into a mental breakdown leading to her changing school. Mythos Academy is for people with gifts, to help them control their gifts and learn fighting techniques to defend themselves. One thing is certain, her life has changed forever.
This prequel has accomplished exactly what it set out to, it’s whetted my appetite for more. I cannot wait to read Touch Of Frost. In fact, it’s one of the next books on my TBR list, partly because I really enjoyed this and partly because I was granted an eARC for book 5 in this series. Gwen seems to be a somewhat headstrong teen with a pretty level head on her shoulders. She suffers a terrible loss and though she is resistant to the idea of starting a new school, she never does that temper tandrum thing that I think we were all expecting. That’s commendable because I certainly would have thrown a fit! I can’t really say much about the rest of the cast because you don’t meet many of them, since most of the ones you do meet are at the school she’s leaving behind. You get a vague glimpse at who I hope the hero of the story will be, but that’s it.
Basically, it’s pretty similar to most prequel novellas, it sets the stage for book one. It gives you just enough to want more, but mostly leaves you guessing about what is going to happen next and any deeper plots that may have occurred