I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Published by K-Teen on July 30th 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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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 …
Since this is the 5th book in a series there will be spoilers from other books ahead. If you are not up to date on the series you might want to come back later.
So it’s road trip time for Gwen and the gang. They are on a mission to save a friend that has been poisoned. So they track off to another Mythos Academy location, Denver, CO.
Midnight Frost starts out with Gwen mopping around about a blue-eyed Spartan that has gone MIA after the events of Crimson Frost. I had flashbacks to New Moon when Edward left Bella. NO this series is nothing like Twilight. But Gwen’s feelings of lost just reminded me of the months that Bella missed Edward. Gwen is miserable without her Spartan. She also has nightmares about Logan and their last time together during that horrible scene in CF.
Gwen moves around the academy trying to move on without Logan when you guessed it, Reapers attack. Gwen has to push back her sadness and spring into action to save her friends. But one friend was not so lucky. Thus the road trip begins to find a cure for the poison.
Along this trip Gwen, her friends and Coach Ajax (good for Estep for involving adults in her Young Adult books) cross the country from North Carolina to Denver in hopes of getting back in time to save their friend. Once they get to the Denver academy they meet a few of the student body. One sticks out among the others, Rory. Why does she stick out? Because she fights like a Spartan and has the last name Forsetti … If you’ve read the other books you will know the importance of that last name.
So Gwen is trying to save a friend, trying to get over the lost of Logan and learning things about her past that shock her. Even thought Midnight Frost is a “on location” book it’s still has the same series feel and I quite enjoyed it. I would have to say my favorite part of the books is where Gwen tells that blue-eyed Spartan to (basically) suck it up and get over it. Go Gwen!
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.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).