Friday, November 29, 2019

Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost
Mythos Academy #5
372 pages
Published by Kensington -Teen
Release Date: July 30th, 2013

Here we go again …

Just when it seems life at Mythos Academy can’t get any more dangerous, the Reapers of Chaos manage to prove me wrong. It was just a typical night at the Library of Antiquities — until a Reaper tried to poison me. The good news is I’m still alive and kicking. The bad news is the Reaper poisoned someone else instead.

As Nike’s Champion, everyone expects me to lead the charge against the Reapers, even though I’m still hurting over what happened with Spartan warrior Logan Quinn. I’ve got to get my hands on the antidote fast — otherwise, an innocent person will die. But the only known cure is hidden in some creepy ruins — and the Reapers are sure to be waiting for me there…
My Review:
Despite my deep and unending love for these books, I was so nervous about Midnight Frost. I love Logan’s character and while I understand why he felt he had to leave, everything inside me was screaming I couldn’t read a Mythos Academy book without Logan freaking Quinn. Oh, how wrong I was. Jennifer Estep kept Gwen and her friends so busy and in danger that Logan didn’t really need a huge role in this story to be important.

Gwen was working in the library when she saw someone poison hers and Nickamedes water. Trying to take down the Reaper she misses when Nickamedes takes a drink of the water and becomes poisoned. Trying to find a cure Gwen sets off to a different Mythos Academy to find the flower that can save him. Of course, it’s a trap by the Reapers, but Gwen will do anything to protect the ones she loves.

This book was so good. I was sad there wasn’t more Logan, but when he does show up he makes it worth every moment. I like that Gwen and Logan go through a lot of both normal and not normal stuff with their relationship. It sucks because I just want them to be happy together, but at the same time, it’s realistic because they both go through so much.

I am still amazed and how Jennifer Estep balances having so many amazing secondary characters with Gwen and they don’t make the story feel like there are too many characters. We also get to meet more Gods in this story which was so cool and I know they’ll play an important role in this story. I love that there are LGBTQA represented characters in these stories too. Makes this story more diverse.

Oh, and Gwen gets to ride freaking griffin’s! I mean holy smokes I was thinking the story was going that way, but seriously that scene was so cool. The imagery and everything in the story were just amazing and had me picturing the ride right along with Gwen.

I also enjoyed being at the different academy and seeing Gwen meet some of her family and realize who her father was. I wasn’t expecting her father’s story to be such a big aspect of this story, but it’s interesting how Gwen continues to find out about her world and who played a part in making her who she is today.

Loved this book from start to finish, I need to buy it for my shelves (shh don’t tell my husband). I can’t wait to read these books again and again.

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. She is the author of the following series:

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