Book Review: Killer Frost

Book Review: Killer FrostKiller Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #6
Published by Kensington Books on February 25, 2014
Pages: 384
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I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before–and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.

Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic–and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good … or I am.

Before I go any further, let me just start this off by saying, Killer Frost is the final installment of the Mythos Academy series. When I started, I had NO clue what so ever that Killer Frost was the end of the series. The summary gave no indication of this. Even the way Killer Frost was set up gave no hints… well, not at least until towards the end. You have been warned.

For the last few years, Mythos Academy series has been my go to for a great read. Whenever I needed a read to make me laugh, follow an adventure, and / or watch a cute romance unfolding, the Mythos Academy series was there.

Killer Frost was everything I had been hoping for in not only a Mythos Academy series ending, but also as an installment. Maybe it is because it was the finale, or something else, but Killer Frost had different feel to it. The pacing was spot on. The humor, as always, was great. Even though I love this series to pieces, Killer Frost sometimes made it felt like I was reading a book from a different series. Now don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed all the previous installments. Some more than others, but I have always felt like this series could have been shorter and it would not take away from the series as a whole.

With Killer Frost, I felt like everything was just right. Enough mystery / let’s solve whatever it is we have to solve this time around. Enough romance. Enough action / battles scenes. Speaking of battle scenes, Killer Frost has some killer ones. Gwen is at her best. Gone, for the most part, is the self doubt, the insecurities. Just her and Vic (with help from everyone else, of course) fighting with all they have to defeat Loki and save the Academy. It was pretty epic.

Final Verdict:

Killer Frost ending is kinda bittersweet. I am sad to see this series go, but at least it went out with a bang and wrapped everything up properly. Plus, I am not sure how many more installments I could have taken if things continued to drag out. Again, love the series… but it was starting to go into House of Night territory. Definitely did not want to see that happen.

 

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