Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Frost [Review]

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

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #5
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release: July 30, 2013
Paperback: 372 Pages
Publisher: K-Teen
My Copy: Purchased
Reviewer: Shannon
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Summary:
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 …
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Shannon's Thoughts:
Since we are now at the fifth book in the series, I was expecting more of the same.  But this book pleasantly changes things up a bit.  For good or bad, Logan is missing for most of the book as he recovers from the events of the previous book.  And we actually get a lot less interaction between Gwen and her friends.  But this allows for some good things to happen.  One of which is Gwen learns some very surprising things about her family.  Secondly, without Logan to protect her, Gwen has to really rely on herself.  Gwen really grows and matures in this book.  I liked seeing this new side of her.  And even though Logan is MIA through most of the book, their relationship also makes some progress.  Aside from relationships, we also get to see another Academy.  I always like it when book branch out from their original settings. 

The only thing that makes me roll my eyes a bit is the Reapers.  They are definitely of the mustache twirling variety, complete with monologues revealing all their plans and secrets.  Sheesh.  It's hard to take them seriously. 

Overall, maybe not the most exciting entry into the Mythos Academy canon, but I felt it had the most character growth and potential plot progression.

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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