Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep



Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4)

Expected publication: December 24th 2012 by Kensington
Source:  Publisher/Netgalley
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…

My Thoughts:  In this fourth installment in the Mythos Academy Series we once again accompany Gwen Frost into the world at Mythos Academy.  If you aren't familiar with the series, Mythos Academy is a boarding school and college for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Romans, Vikings, Bogatyrs, and other magically gifted people, such as Gwen Frost, who is a Gypsy.  Basically, it is a school for warrior whiz kids.  Mythos Academy is located in North Carolina, Cypress Mountain to be exact, high above the city of Asheville.  The story is highly rooted in Greek Mythology with a modern day twist.  Gwen Frost is the main character, and as stated above, she is a Gypsy.  Gypsies are those who have been gifted with magic by the gods.  Gwen has been chosen by the Greek goddess, Nike, who is the goddess of victory, and Nike is where Gwen's magic comes from.  Gwen has the gift of psychometry magic, the ability to know an object's history just by touching it.  Gwen is also Nike's Champion.  A Champion is the one who a god or goddess chooses in the mortal realm to represent them, and act on their behalf.  Gwen's mom and grandmother were Nike's Champions before her.  As Nike's Champion, Gwen has been chosen to battle the Reapers, who serve the evil god Loki.  
In the previous installment, the evil god Loki, who is the Norse god of chaos, had been freed, and Gwen finds herself being blamed for what happened.  After finally getting the guy she has crushed on forever, Logan Quinn, she now she finds herself unjustly accused of this heinous crime.  What is even worse is that everyone believes she did it, all but a few of her closest friends, who know the real truth.  With the help of Logan, her friends, some of her trusted instructors at the school, and eventually the new student who is assigned to protect her, they embark upon the quest to find out the truth behind what is going on and try to clear Gwen’s name, which isn’t an easy task, especially when you have a whole evil army against you. 

Crimson Frost is filled with excitement, mystery, Greek mythology, kick-butt battle scenes, and yes, it even has some romance.  Gwen’s love interest, Logan Quinn, is a Spartan, and Spartans happen to be the fiercest of the warriors, and believe me, Logan is one hot warrior.  I was impressed with the way he stood up and fought for Gwen, especially since her main accuser is his father.  We also get to find out what is going on with all of Gwen’s old friends, and get to know Alexei, The Bogatyr who is her guard, and who also becomes a good friend to her.  The book is jam-packed with action.  There are some intense battles with the Reapers, and even Gwen’s arch nemesis.  There are twists and turns at ever corner that keep you guessing, and just when you think you have it figured out, the author takes you somewhere you weren't expecting.  I loved the story line, the pace was fast and kept your attention from beginning to end, and the characters are great.  I loved them, and I even loved to hate the evil ones.  The ending is intense, and leaves you looking forward to the next book in the series, which I can’t wait to read.  If you love Greek mythology and YA urban fantasy with some romance mixed in, then you are in for a treat with Crimson Frost.    

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About the Author:
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author. Jennifer writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington. Crimson Frost, the fourth book, will be released on Dec. 24. Visit www.jenniferestep.com for excerpts and more information about her books.




10 comments:

  1. I had to skim your review, b/c I still haven't read my copy of book one. I'm glad you're enjoying the series!

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    1. It was good. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. YEAH ELLEN!!! I'm so glad you loved this one too! I just adore this series, but I will say this ending almost killed me. I need the next book IMMEDIATELY! Logan and Gwen are just such fabulous characters:)

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    1. I really did enjoy it. I can't wait for the next one. I need to know what happens with Logan :)

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  3. I haven't read the last one just yet but I cant wait to do so and now I guess I wont have that long wait for the next one! So glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I did enjoy this one, hope you do to.

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  4. I love this series and am so glad you like this one as much as I did. This is one of those series that I am going to be really sad to see end.

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  5. I had not heard of this series! Sounds exciting, and I had good luck with my last mythology book. Thanks for sharing! Great review :D

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    1. Thanks! It is really a good series.

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