Review: Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep

Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy (# 4.5)
Release Date:  June 25, 2013
Publisher:  Kensington Books
Pages: 46
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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I’m Logan Quinn, the deadliest Spartan warrior at Mythos Academy. At least I was–until the day I almost killed Gwen Frost.

Professor Metis and Nickamedes say that I’m fine, that Loki and the Reapers don’t have a hold on me anymore, but I can’t risk it. I can’t risk hurting Gwen again. So I’m leaving Mythos and going somewhere far, far away.

I know Gwen wonders what’s happening to me, whether I’m safe. I can’t tell her, but this is my story. . .

 

Review: To be fair, I hadn’t read any of the books in this series until now, but the blurb totally captivated me. I mean I knew if I was hooked by that I would be totally hooked by the story.

Although it was only 46 pages, this story packed a punch. Immediate we are thrown into Logan’s reality as he is faced with killing not only his best friend but love interest from the previous books. He’s possessed, and is trying to fight against the demon or in his case Greek god inside him.

He wakes up in a cold sweat.

And then you have the beginning of Logan’s story. As a reader you realize right away its telling the story of his point of view, what was going on when he was faced with killing the love of his life? What was he thinking? Could he stop himself? Could he control himself?

Amazing. Is all I have to say because by reading the emotion in that short snippet I’m ridiculously tempted to go grab the entire series and devour it. Was it satisfying? Heck no. Because I wanted more. Hats off to the author you left me salivating for the entire story, exactly what a novella should do.