Series: Mythos Academy #0.5
Publisher: K-Teen on July 1, 2011
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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. . .
“‘Can I borrow your hairbrush?'”
My Musings: This prequel really didn’t do it for me. The only thing that it did was tell me things that I had already pieced together over the course of the actual series. Some things that I read, I had sworn were the exact same that I read in the actual novels. Henceforth, I didn’t gain much from it. The, typical to Estep, was great, but there really wasn’t much of a plot. It was more of an extra explanation. Overall, it is not a necessary read in order to understand the series in more depth, and if you’ve already read the series, you don’t need to worry about reading this prequel.