Monday 31 December 2012

FIRST FROST by Jennifer Estep

I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift. It's called psychometry - that's a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people's memories off almost everything I touch, even guys. 
My gift makes me kind of nosy. Okay, okay, maybe a lot nosy--to the point of obsession sometimes. I want to know everything about everyone around me. But even I don't want to know the secrets my friend Paige is hiding or the terrible loss that will send me to a new school - Mythos Academy, where the teachers aren't preparing us for the SATs, but to battle Reapers of Chaos. Now I have no friends and no idea how my gift fits in with all these warrior whiz kids. The only thing I do know is that my life is never, ever going to be the same. . .
Since today is the last day of the year, I didn't want to get stuck into a new book... so instead, I read this prequel novella.

Gwen has the Gypsy gift of psychometry and uses it to make a few bucks on the side by finding lost things for other kids. But the day she touches a classmate's hairbrush, her life changes forever.

I didn't know what to expect with this novella, but really enjoyed it. I liked Gwen's voice and it sounds like there are some pretty intense battles waiting for her at the Mythos Academy. What happened to her mother was pretty sad, though.

Looking forward to reading more...

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