Book Review: Crimson Frost

Book Review: Crimson FrostCrimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #4
Published by K-Teen on December 24th 2012
Pages: 354
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For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.

I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…

In the fourth installment of the Mythos Academy series, the plot is finally progressing in the right direction… again. With the previous installments not always feeling as if they are on the same story line, the series, thus far, has felt a little all over the place. But not any more!

Crimson Frost picks where Dark Frost left off, which both thrilled and surprised me. Gwen was dealt a heavy hand in Dark Frost. And in Crimson Frost, readers are seeing Gwen having to face consequences that she never imagined. But to make matters worse, the one leading the charge against Gwen is her crush and possible boyfriend's Dad, Linus Quinn.

It is true that I adore this series. But, if I am being honest, I was expecting Crimson Frost to be a disappointment. By this point, with three previous books in the series, Mythos Academy series and its characters have gone through a lot. However, the central plot line has never really felt solid. Until now.

For two books in a row, the plot has really started to come together. All I have ever wanted from this series is to live up to its potential. And I feel like we are finally getting somewhere. Gwen really develops in Crimson Frost. I loved seeing her continue to grow, to become strong. I just wish that I had gotten to see more growth from our secondary characters this time around as well. Daphne, Logan, and the gang are still present, but Crimson Frost was very centered around Gwen. Even the revelations about Logan felt tied back to Gwen.

Final Verdict:
Crimson Frost, in a lot of ways, was the make it or break it book for this series for me. I honestly adore this series, but with the plot line still feeling a little stuck, I needed some encouragement to show me that I am right by sticking with it. Crimson Frost was not perfect for showing a great amount of plot development; however, at least, I feel like it was on the right track. If the next installment, Midnight Frost, can keep with this momentum, this series could be unstoppable.

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