Release Date: May 29, 2012
Source: Library Borrow
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Review Date: August 27, 2012
Rating: 4 bookmarks
Book Synopsis: I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me—again.
Everyone at Mythos Academy knows me as Gwen Frost, the Gypsy girl who uses her psychometry magic to find lost objects—and who just may be dating Logan Quinn, the hottest guy in school. But I’m also the girl the Reapers of Chaos want dead in the worst way. The Reapers are the baddest of the bad, the people who murdered my mom. So why do they have it in for me?
It turns out my mom hid a powerful artifact called the Helheim Dagger before she died. Now, the Reapers will do anything to get it back. They think I know where the dagger is hidden, but this is one thing I can’t use my magic to find. All I do know is that the Reapers are coming for me—and I’m in for the fight of my life.
Back to this book. As always, I enjoyed reading about all of the gods and goddesses, champions, reapers, the skilled students of Mythos, etc. There aren't too many books in the Urban Fantasy genre that aren't packed with vampires and werewolves or witches. Which makes these books all the more appealing. The story flows and even though it may be slightly predictable, if you keep in mind the audience, that shouldn't bother you.
Of course, anyone who has read the previous books wants to know what happens with Gwen and Logan?!?! Well, finally they get their chance! It's been a long time coming and finally, at the end of the book, Gwen gets a little glimpse of happiness when she and Logan actually start dating. I wonder how long that bliss will last into the next book.
Gwen's best friend Daphne also gets some development in this book too. She finds that she has the power to heal others. Not exactly what she wanted and she acts out in a bratty way, which is slightly annoying. We find out the whole story about Logan, which if you put two and two together, you already know what happened in his past. We also get the scoop on why Nickamedes seems to dislike Gwen so much. Very interesting! I even love the whole story line of the Fenrir wolf, Nott and her baby wolf Nyx,
There was a slight twist when we it's revealed who Loki's Champion, aka Reaper girl, is! I won't tell who it is, but it's probably not who you'd think.
The character building and world building were great. I didn't feel that anything was missing and the pace was just right. I read the first chapter of the next book, Crimson Frost, and it seems promising. Too bad I have to wait until January to read it!
A few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"It was comforting to know that no matter how bad things got, some things would never, ever change."
"Well," he said, "At least I had the pleasure of killing you tonight. That's something, I suppose."