Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy (# 5)
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher:  K-Teen
Pages: 400
Source:  book provided by NetGalley for review

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 …

 

Review: Just WOW. I’ve been a huge fan of this mythology-based series since book one released and this book did not disappoint in any way!

Gwen is back, sans her boyfriend, as well as all her friends. Once again, a favorite character of mine is Vic, her sword with only a side profile. When his eye does pop open, he invariably says, “Let’s kill some reapers!”

As Gwen continues fighting for her goddess, Nike, she is constantly assaulted by reapers, nothing new, right? But this time, there is no Logan by her side. She spends most of the book trying to work through her feelings for him, since he was used by the reapers and stabbed her, as well as figure out her relationship with a new character, Rory, that has her same last name.

The writing style of this series flows and is an easy read. In this particular book of the series, the suspense built rather quickly and had me flipping pages as fast as I could read them. While I’m not necessarily a fan of mythology, I have totally enjoyed all of the books and novellas in this series. Ms. Estep has included enough background information that I’m not struggling to figure out which mythological being is related to each other or trying to determine their powers. She guides the readers through the story so the flow is not interrupted.

The big showdown is set for book six, Killer Frost, the final book in this series, and I cannot wait!