Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Midnight Frost
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: K-Teen
ISBN:  0758281498
ISBN13: 9780758281494
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Author

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 …

It is no secret that I love anything Jennifer puts out.  I dive right into every book of hers the moment it hits my inbox. Gwen has not had an easy time since her Moms death and the moment the world of Mythos Academy was revealed to her. She has been to the brink of death and back, she has made and lost friends. She is Nike's Champion and non of her struggles are going to end anytime soon. Luckily she has great allies to help her on her journey. 

MIDNIGHT FROST brings us outside the Mythos Academy walls. Gwen and her friends must find a rare flower that only grows in one spot, at one time so that they can save someone close to their hearts from the poison that was meant for Gwen. Book 5 had a bit of a different feel to it. There was plenty of action moments but not as much as earlier books. There is a lot of focus on Gwen and her role as Nike's Champion, her feelings, her family and friendships, etc. There is a lot of growth on Gwen's part and it is not all easy. Since it is not that big of a shock, Logan does come back which brings feelings out from both sides. As always I loved watching all the characters work together towards their common goal. Their protectiveness towards Gwen is always awesome to witness.

As the series progresses I find myself wanting the next book more and more. I look forward to seeing what Gwen and her allies will accomplish next. 

I gave it 4/5 stars