Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep Review

"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 …"

Gwen Frost is in trouble all over again. But this time, it's a life or death situation for the librarian. I mean, Logan's uncle who is the librarian at Mythos Academy. So basically for most of the book, Gwen is after the antidote for the poison. 

And the series still covers an entire school year. Well, less than an entire school year. Surprisingly, Gwen is still chasing Loki's Champion. But I expect there to be a showdown between her and Loki's Champion by the final book. 

Thankfully, it's near the publication date of the last book. But why am I talking about that? I should be talking about Midnight Frost, not the next book. Gosh, it's like I'm already reviewing (or planning) the sequel's review. 

Midnight Frost is an adventure for an antidote. Not that much killing, but a lot more saving. Um...more saving than usual. Saving of Gwen, Nick, and a few other people. And the deceased? A few students and some other people. Not that much, but there's a lot of "Let's be friends" time. Gwen has a few more buddies to help her save the world. But I'm still summarizing instead of telling you what I think of it.

It's fast. Ridiculously fast. I didn't even realize it was over. I mean, the plot/story. I was surprise by how quick it ended. Of course, I was reading an online copy, so I didn't even know it was going to be over. But the ending was quite surprising to me. I didn't even see it. 

Overall, Midnight Frost is good. It's kind of not as good as the previous book, but it's good. I been kind of hoping for a bumpy road with the Logan Quinn plot, but it's quite smooth despite the stabbing and almost killing part. I'm honestly quite surprise Logan Quinn hasn't committed suicide (If I tried to kill one of my family members, I know I probably will in shame and misery), but he didn't. Yay for him that he manages to get through the hard road. 

The Verdict: Wait to read Midnight Frost after the last book comes out. Or wait for the entire series to be out before you read all the books. But anyway, I think the series is going to end on a high note. This book did. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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