Audio Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted July 29, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer EstepCrimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #4
Narrator: Tara Sands
Published by Brilliance Audio on December 24th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours 3 minutes
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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…


If you can’t tell by the key word in the title, Crimson. This is the most act packed installment of the Mythos Academy. Many Reaper bodies hit the floor as Gwen and the others fight to stay alive when a group of Reapers break into the Library of Antiquities.

But we get to the bloody parts we get to see Gwen and Logan on their first date but like all things Gwen, it doesn’t end well. Members of the Protectorate, a group of Mythos leaders, crash it to take Gwen into custody. And what makes is even more awkward….Logan’s dad, Linus is one of the Protectorate.

And thanks to Logan’s douche of a dad the whole student body is out to get Gwen for something she didn’t even do. But hey, it’s not the Protectorate’s problem. Daphne, Carson, Vic and Grandma Frost are all back to stand in Gwen’s corner during her rough times dealing with the Reapers, the Protectorate and the fickle student body at the academy. Even the snarky librarian, Nickamedes is on team Gwen to help clear her name and keep her from going to prison or worse, being put to death for a crime she didn’t comment.

While everyone is busy kicking ass and taking names so there’s little romance but Gwen and Logan steal a few sweet moments here and there. And just when you think that their sweet romance might start heating up Estep pulls the rug out from under them. But that’s to be expected in an Urban Fantasy.

My only complaint about the series as a whole is best summed up by quoting a fellow Estep fan and blogger…

I just wish we could get a little more of a mature dynamic in the relationship department. It doesn’t have to be dirty or anything, but it feels very innocent for 17. (Maybe this would be less bothersome for folks who are bigger YA fans. I read these because I love Estep… not necessarily the genre.) – Jen at Red Hot Books

Over all Crimson Frost is my favorite in the series and I can see the series only getting better. If we can’t have a sweaty romance then I’m ok with more bloody action.

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in the series, will be released on Oct. 27.

She is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series and Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. For more information on her books, visit Jennifer’s website at

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

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4 responses to “Audio Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I’m slowly beginning to come to terms that we’re never gonna get a PNR worthy romance in this series. I just keep repeating “this is YA” in my head whenever I read a Mythos book.

  2. I agree this book had more action, but sometimes I also think the protectorate is dumb. They can’t see things happening in front of them and consider themselves the best. Wow. Logan’s dad was not my favorite part but if you continue this series you’re going to discover is not that bad.