Book Review: Midnight Frost

Book Review: Midnight FrostMidnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #5
Published by K-Teen on July 30th 2013
Pages: 400
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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 …

Gwen Frost has been through a lot. Reaper attacks. Boyfriend problems. Everyone turning against her. But despite all of that, Gwen keeps moving forward as Nike's Champion, hoping to be able to end the conflict once and for all.

After the devastating events of Crimson Frost, I have been on pins and needles awaiting the return of this series. What would happen next? Would Logan come back? All these questions running around in my head, and finally with Midnight Frost, I have some long awaited answers.

Gwen is still a great character. I love her strength and spunk. However, with this installment, she felt a little off to me. A little more paranoid to a certain extent. Shouting reaper at every turn. Sure, she was right, but it was a little odd for me to have random character just show up and suddenly they are the bad guy. Once I can forgive, but by the second and third time, I was a little over it.

Midnight Frost's strongest points were, of course, the resolution of Logan and his part in the Gwen's life, as well as the surprising back story and history on Gwen's parents. Not that I ever doubted that Estep would go in that direction, but I really wasn't expecting it to be in this installment. I loved finding out more about Gwen's parents and other family members. It added a nice layer to the read overall.

Final Verdict:

With this fifth installment, Midnight Frost, I have to say I have mixed feelings. Like previous books in the series, Midnight Frost was so much fun to read. I loved getting back into the action with Gwen and the gang, and seeing how things are progressing in the fight against the Reapers and Loki. While there is some progression in the read, Midnight Frost suffers for being like other books in the series. Sure, things happen, but at times, it came close to being a rehash of previous events with just a little twist. Sometimes, I cannot help but feel as if this series should be further along than it is. While it is no House of Night series, the Mythos Academy series is coming close to having that feel about it.

Will I read the next installment?

As long as this series stays fun to read, I will be back. It is like a guily pleasure series for me, and I cannot stay away.


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