Synopsis : 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. . .
I really loved the character of Daphné, a Valkyrie who in the beginning will hate Gwen but who finally will become her friend. It’s a young girl who doesn’t evolve in the same world as our heroine, but who however, will understand that sometimes, the notion of friendship is very different according to some persons.
Logan is quite intriguing too. We wonder what he really wants by playing like that with Gwen without considering the consequences. This character makes me think about an other one about a book I read a few months ago « The Darke Academy » by Gabriella Poole, and I’m curious to know if their future would be the same. But I may be wrong too.
I love that this has valkyries and spartans and all sorts of beings you don’t really hear about very often! I actually thought this was another vamp/were/beastie kind of thing — I’m really glad to hear it’s not! Can’t wait to read it!
OOH! I saw this one around the blogosphere a while back, too, and I remember being really excited about it! I love everything that has to do with myths and magic, so I’m SO excited to pick this one up! Your review just made me even more stoked!
Awesome review, Melliane! I’m so glad that you liked it! 🙂
@ casey : Oh yes it’s always nice to have something different ! Sure, in this one no vampires neither weres. I do hope you will like it too. Thanks for stopping by.
@ Mimi Valentine : Yeah I was very curious about this one too ! I really love myths, It’s always interesting and different from some other books.
I’m glad you enjoyed this one. Didn’t you love the sword??? Oh he was my fave. Well, a hunky Spartan wasn’t too bad either!
Ooh, this one’s on my TBR pile. From your review, it sounds like I should put it on top! And Valkyries? I’m in.
So glad to see you loved this one. 🙂 I’ve got it on the want list and I need to get to her adult series as well. Thank you for the great review and reminding me I need it. 🙂
I’ve been really curious about this for a while now. Glad to hear you that you enjoyed it! I definitely can’t wait to check it out myself. 🙂
@ Melissa (Books and Things) : you’re so right, the sword is amazing ! It was so fun to have something like that !
@ Mary : I love to have creatures from myths ! I do hope you will like it !
@ Melissa (My World… In words and pages) : The adult series are great too, I’ve just read the first one of the element assassin series but I must read the second, I’ve in my TBR pile too the first of her bigtime serie, we’ll see !
@ Christy : I do hope you’ll like it ! Thanks for stopping by !
Great review Melliane, I ended up really liking Daphne too which surprised me because I didn’t think I’d warm to her at all when we first met her! It was nice to read something different too not your usual vampires and weres :o)
I totally agree with you, I hope the sequel will be as good as this one !