The Book I Finally Got Around To Reading - Midnight Frost (review)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Title: Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: January 1st, 2013
Publisher: Kensington
“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 …”

RELATED: Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) | Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2) | Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4) | Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6)

My Review

I really don't know why I didn't read this book sooner. I may have a fear of endings, but this book is not the last book in the series so that should not apply.  With my on going 2015 goal of finishing completed series (especially before any new ones are started) I finally picked up this book.

After reading Spartan Frost (#4.5 in the series) from Logan's POV, I was excited for Midnight Frost. We learned something sort of big in the novella that I kept waiting to happen in Midnight, and waiting, and waiting. Because of that, Midnight Frost was not the book I had been expecting to read.

And I think that was okay.

Book five started out a little after Crimson Frost ended and that major game changer, soul shattering experience that gnawed on our happy ever after dreams. Let it never be said that Jennifer Estep is easy on her characters, because she has a tendency to crush them into dust before she lets them rebuild themselves. Gwen has been through a lot and the strain is starting to show. Instead of backing off, she knows the Reapers will never allow her to simply walk away, she stayed, determined to fight. When the latest Reaper attack endangered someone she was close to, she really stepped up.

You have to love this girl. She started out as an "average human" who knew nothing about the mythological world and was suddenly forced into this role of power, and turned into this really take charge kind of girl. The Gwen from book one would have been a little more hesitant to walk into an obvious trap and certain battle. She's come a long way since then, and it showed in the way she outlined plans and demanded the answers she needs to proceed.

If only Nike could be a little more forthcoming, I have so many theories up in the air right now about the last book.

I do love Logan. So I spent most of this book counting down the seconds until he got his act together and decided to go back to his friends and help out. I get the whole trauma/meltdown he was having, I'd probably have done the same, but they were in the middle of a war and his allies needed him. Not the time to break down. Yet it was obviously not something he could help. I think the way Jennifer Estep handled the fallout of book four as well as the repercussions from aforementioned soul torturing event was well done. I especially loved the whole cave scene. Things were handled the way they needed to be, no kid gloves, no holding back. Just brutal honesty.

There was a lot more traveling and a little less action in this book than some of the others. We almost made it to the final hurdle so the big answers are still out of our reach. Even though there was a lot less physical action/fight scenes in this book than some of the others, there was no less emotional trauma and growth. I was still entertained the whole way through.

Overall I rather enjoyed this book. It rekindled my love of this series. As soon as I get a chance, I am looking forward to getting Killer Frost from the library.


  1. This isn't something I would normally pick up but it does sound really interesting from the review. Thanks!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. You may like it, but I'm not sure judging by the books I normally see you reviewing. But if you are looking for a series that's mythological based, then I do recommend it.

      Thank you for stopping by.


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