Friday, August 16, 2013

Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep [Review]

Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy, #4) 4 out of 5 Robots!

Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #4
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal
Release: December 24, 2012
Paperback: 354 Pages
Publisher: K-Teen
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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…

Shannon's Thoughts:
Crimson Frost, the fourth installment in the Mythos Academy series, find Gwen and Logan finally going on a real date.  They are interrupted by The Protectorate (kind of like the Mythos Academy Watchdog group), who arrests Gwen on charges of freeing Loki.  Gwen has a hard time convincing them that she is innocent and a lot of the students begin to threaten her.  But much to Gwen's horror, it turns out there is a lot more at stake than The Protectorate's charges and those she loves the most are at mortal risk.

In this fourth outing at Mythos Academy, I didn't find anything really new or exciting here.  It is a lot of the same-same.  The Reapers are still after Gwen, Gwen still doubts herself, Gwen gets herself into a lot of trouble, Gwen figures everything out before anyone else, Gwen saves the day.  And I do start to wonder why the teachers don't have a better handle on things.  But that is kind of the Standard Operating Procedure for these novels.  But even though it is kind of predictable, it is still a lot of fun.  I really like the premise of the series with the mythical warrior students.  This book offers a look at some new warrior types, which was really cool.  I had never heard of a Bogatyr before and promptly had to Google it. I also really enjoyed seeing Gwen's friend rallying around her.  They are really starting to become a team and the best part is watching them work together.  The ending leaves some things in a big upheaval and I know we will be spending a lot of time on it in the next book.  Overall, a solid entry into the Mythos Academy series.

Other books in this series in the order that they should be read:
.5 First Frost
1. Touch of Frost
2. Kiss of Frost
3. Dark Frost
4. Crimson Frost
4.5 Spartan Frost
5. Midnight Frost

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