Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy, #5)

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep is the fifth book in the Mythos Academy series.  So far this series has been original, until I read Vampire Academy. After reading that series it was hard not to pinpoint obvious similarities; however, once I finished the fifth book I realized that both series are different in their own ways and that the thing I love most about Mythos Academy is the weaving in of Greek/Roman/Norse mythologies. 
In the fourth book, Crimson Frost, we left a devastated Gwen recovering from being stabbed (almost to death) by her Spartan boyfriend turned Reaper (the bad guys).  Even though Gwen and her friends were able to save the day, managed to save Gwen and also save Logan (Spartan boyfriend) from the Reaper curse/infection, Logan ends up leaving the academy.  Midnight Frost jumps right in to where we left off.  Gwen is still suffering from nightmares about Reapers trying to killer her, and why you might ask are they trying to kill Gwen specifically.  “Okay, okay, so I knew why.  Well, sort of.  The Reapers wanted me dead because they had this strange idea that I was going to kill Loki—something that Nike believed as well.  If I was dead, then obviously I wouldn’t even get the chance to try to kill Loki—as if I even knew how I was supposed to do that in the first place.”  What ends up happening is that a Reaper tries to poison Gwen, and that plan backfires and someone important to Gwen and the team we have all come to love in the series, ends up being poisoned.  Now it is up to Gwen and her band of friends to find the antidote before it’s too late, even if that means walking into a well planned Reaper trap.
This book in the series answers some familial questions for Gwen.  There are a few new characters and even a new mythological creature in store.  The Reapers are getting worse but that mean that the action scenes are better.  There was also a lot about forgiveness and guilt in the book.  Oh, and one more god/goddess makes an appearance as well, don’t worry it is not Loki.  This is such a worth it series, and the books are quick reads.  I completely recommend this book for myth lovers and those that love series such as Vampire Academy and the Covenant series.   

Thank You Net Galley!  4 out 5 stars.

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