I can easily see potential spin-off s in the future. From start to finish, Crimson Frost had me hooked. With great pacing, character development and plot, this is easily one of my favorite books in the series. In each book, the situations become more dire and the danger more real. After the disastrous event that happened at the end of book three and the secrets that were revealed, Gwen is more than ever prepared to fight for not just her family and friends, but for the world itself in.
I give Crimson Frost 4. There is one bone I have to pick. Some things are worth re-mentioning for memory purposes, others, not so much.
Tags: Mythos Academy. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The charges against Gwen are pretty much the worst charges that can be brought against a member of the Pantheon. I enjoyed this installment of Mythos Academy more than I enjoyed its predecessor. While there are still moments where I slapped my forehead in aggravation, I thought that the characters smartened up.
The library is an important location and it is important for the bad guys to break in every single book and steal something. I really enjoyed the fact that the characters seem to have matured. Daphne, Carson, Oliver and Logan stand beside Gwen through out her trial. They refuse to let the other students attack her and they never doubt her innocence for a moment.
Even when it becomes clear that her allies will be placed under suspicion, her gang of warriors stay strong at her side. These kids have been through a lot together and it is great that Estep uses that to her advantage. Logan and Gwen finally acknowledge their relationship and are determined to try.
There are obstacles, big and strong, thrown at them in this book, but at this point it is clear that these two are meant to be. I really hope that they can get to a place where Logan and Gwen can be constant. I was glad not to hate Logan at all this book. I was relieved to see that his childish behavior did not continue into this installment. I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this book.
Loki and the Reapers are finally developing into truly twisted and over zealous villains. In the first three installments, I thought they were lucky, because they had the element of surprise. I am excited to see what else will happen with Gwen. In earlier books we learn that she is destined to kill Loki.
Gwen has achieved and survived so much, it still seems impossible that she could be strong enough to defeat the god of chaos. I am really excited to see where this stories leads and experiencing Gwen grow into the killer of gods. Recommended for fans of Mythos Academy. Nov 23, Elizabeth Drake rated it it was ok Shelves: psychics , books , gods.
Cover Impressions : This cover is kind of boring. We have Gwen's often mentioned violet eyes as a focal point but I am not a fan of the dragon? I am also annoyed by the portrayal of her snowflake necklace. The description in the book is of a delicate diamond tipped snowflake - yet the one in the cover image looks like it was picked up at the dollar store. The Gist : Still reeling from the escape of Loki and Gwen's brush with death at the hands of his reapers, her safe h Cover Impressions : This cover is kind of boring. The Gist : Still reeling from the escape of Loki and Gwen's brush with death at the hands of his reapers, her safe haven at Mythos Academy is shattered by the appearance of the Protectorate.
Suddenly Gwen is being accused of the unthinkable and she must defend herself or face execution. Review : I read Crimson Frost right on the heels of finishing the first three books in this series. In the beginning, I cut Gwen quite a bit of slack. In series like these you often find a deeply flawed and often annoying main character whose experiences force her to grow as a person and gain some confidence in her abilities.
However, Gwen just seemed to get more irritating as the books continued. I kept wanting her to grow up a little, but she never does. She is unable to piece together even the most obvious of clues and spends a lot of the book whining about her circumstances. She never stands up for her self and is incredibly self-centered. The other characters serve only to rescue Gwen, or to listen to her moan.
Despite including several interesting mythologies, the only characters we really get to see in action are Spartans, Valkyries and, occasionally, Amazons. Why even bother mentioning the other types of warriors if you never plan to use them? The plot itself is very predictable - partly because Gwen has to be beaten over the head with multiple clues before she will clue in to what is going on. I often found myself skimming pages because I had already figured out the plot twists and was waiting for Gwen to catch up.
The action also ground to a halt every time that we came into contact with one of the villains. They seemed to all be suffering from some strange compulsion to spend pages explaining plans and facts that the reader has already figured out. It is almost like a satire of every action movie where the villain takes an inordinate amount of time to reveal every detail of his nefarious plot - except in the Mythos Academy novels, it isn't funny.
The first half of this book was dull and frustrating. Jennifer Estep is the queen of the re-cap. She feels the need to repeat often in a very close to copy - paste fashion nearly every detail from every book.
I know what you are saying: but recapping is great for those who don't read the series back to back and yes, I agree. However, the repetition that bothers me is of innocuous points that do nothing to further the storyline. For example, in every single book she feels the need to remind me that the library is more hangout that place of work and that students go there to hook up, even going so far as to remind the reader that Gwen regularly finds condoms in the stacks.
All of that being said, I think that I am mostly upset by this book because it has so much potential. The world that Estep has created is unique and interesting. I love novels that re-work and combine different mythologies. I enjoyed the side characters whenever they got a brief moment in the spotlight and sometimes found myself longing for the series to follow Daphne instead of Gwen.
I also keep getting the feeling that this series is being stretched too thin. It could have been well developed and wrapped up within three or four books but, based on the plot progression thus far, is more likely to take nine or ten. Unfortunately, I think I will be getting off on this stop - that is, unless the next book promises more Logan and Daphne, less Gwen and some closure on a few underlying issues. It finally looks as if things might be slowing down. True, there is an evil God on the loose, but when on a date with Logan Quinn, a girl sure won't be thinking of those nasty stuff.
Until everything kind of crashes. And now she's accused of a crime she did not commit, judged and abused by her peers , oh, and did I mention that the punishment for her "crimes" is death? It's definitely not easy being Gwen Frost. I really like Gwen and her entire crew. The Valkyrie and her Celt , the Spartans, even some of those girls from the first book are nice here. And of course, there's the awesomeness that is Logan - we learn a lot about him and his past in the book, and here I thought that he simply couldn't get more attractive.
One more character that stood out is Alexei, the new Russian guy, simply cute and deadly. Of course, let's not forget the teachers, and especially Nickamedes, the librarian. He is actually one of my favorites. He's so grumpy, but it is also obvious that he cares for Gwen. The plot itself is OK, although I guessed who the bad guy way too soon. There was suspense, and a bit of moments when I wondered how will Gwen manage to get herself out of such a mess.
However, the book didn't really wow me. There were no major things that bothered me, some smaller irritating stuff, yes. Don't get me wrong, I liked it a lot, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next one to come out. August !!!! All in all, a good edition to a great series! ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley Nickamedes so needed to put up warning signs.
Danger: Working here could be hazardous to your health. This book was absolutely everything that I ever could have imagined it to be. It was action-packed and I could not put it down, I ended up devouring it in less than a day. Gwen Frost is forgetting all of the crap that has happened, forgetting that Loki is free, and going on her first official date with Logan Quinn. The last that they both expected was for Gwen to be arrested.
The Protectorate is certain that Gwen was the one that freed Loki and now Gwen and her friends need to do everything to show them what really happened that fateful night. But when Loki's champion intervenes again Gwen clearing her name is the least f her problems. Crimson Frost was possibly the best book of the series to date.
I absolutely loved every moment of it. From the drama of Gwen being accused to the action and heartbreak of Loki and The Reapers coming back and wreaking havoc, I couldn't put this book down. This installment had me on an emotional rollercoaster from the heartwarming moments between Gwen and Logan to the heartbreak of the ending. Crimson Frost had the mother of all cliffhangers and Jennifer Estep once again left me heartbroken in tears.
I cannot wait to continue this series of mythology, action and romance. I love it. Jun 16, Annie Brewer rated it it was amazing Shelves: bad-ass-heroine , bad-boy , book-boyfriend , , cover-love , favorite-hotties , unforgettable , mythology-gods , irresistable-hot-guys , angst. LOVE this series so damn much! It just gets better and better with each and every book. Estep is a brilliant writer with such amazing characters and the world she weaves is one I love to visit and stay in. She's definitely got a gift. Poor Gwen. She can never seem to catch a break from trouble.
I love how strong she is, and each book she's stronger and willing to go through hell to defeat the bastard, Loki. I just love the mythology aspects of this series. It's utterly captivating and fantastic. I can never get enough of him. I can never say enough good about him. He's just I love him. He's so sweet and swoony.
He's just perfect. They're all willing to sacrifice for each other, to protect one another. Until shit hits the fan. And when it hits the fan, look the fuck out! Because Estep is relentless when it comes to putting her characters through hell. She loves to make them suffer. As well as us devoted readers.
That ending was a sucker-punch to the gut and I need to get on Midnight Frost as soon as I can. But I have to wait for a bit first. I'm SO sad that Killer Frost is the last book and it's out later this month. I don't want this series to end. If you haven't read this series, you really should. It's unforgettable and one that I'll revisit in the future when it's all over.
Well done, Estep. Well done. Feb 03, Savannah Books With Bite rated it it was amazing. My first thoughts after finishing this books The best part about this book is the great plot. Once I opened the book, my feet easily touch the grounds of Mythos's Academy where I walk among the students and drama. Gwen is finally believe me when I say three books of waiting for this moment is enough getting her time with the hot, hott, hottie Spartan. My smile on my face was so freaking huge during these times.
They had very few precious mom My first thoughts after finishing this books They had very few precious moments, but I adored them all. The plot of course did not stop there. It consisted of an amazing major plot twist with a heart-wrenching ending that only made me angry that I finish this book so fast! The love interest is of course what I wanted and more. They continually worked together as well as help each other with the problems that are going on campus.
I liked that they trusted each other so much.
No matter what battle they were fighting they stood next to each other, side by side, fighting for what they have. Until the end. Oh spartan, you wound my heart! Crimson Frost is by far my favorite of the series. The reader gets what they longed for only having it ripped away before I could get a good enough taste.
Still, it left such good flavor, it could all my might to savor what is left of the book. Crimson Frost is stunning and powerful. Every pivotal moment leads to a battle of a lifetime. And folks, the battle has just began. Beautiful and brilliantly articulated, Crimson Frost is astounding! Nov 12, Beth rated it it was amazing. Gwen Frost, is a Gypsy girl, that attends Mythos Academy. Crimson Frost takes place right after Gwen accidently gives the power to Vivan another Gypsy the power to release Loki. Devastated by their failure but facing the future, life must go on In a blink of an eye Gwen becomes the most hated person at Mythos Academy, everyone has lost someone to the Reapers and to believe that Gwen is one of them causes all kinds of threats and attacks.
Her core group of friends and the leading staff at Mythos knows the truth, but the persecution that Gwen endures is heart breaking. Will she ever be accepted back in with her peers? Will she have the strength to defeat Loki and the Reapers? I loved Crimson Frost! I stayed up into the wee-hours with this book because I did not put it down. I found Gwen and her friends marvelous, strong, brave and they still fought for the jerks who pretty ruthlessly tormented Gwen. I found myself so emotional attached to the characters, I cried… often.
A must read! Publish Date: December 24, View all 6 comments. May 21, Amanda rated it it was ok. In my review of the first book, I said this was Percy Jackson for a slightly older crowd. Now it's degenerated into Harry Potter for a slightly dumber crowd. There are dark-robed baddies who worship a bad guy who is deformed. But, unlike Riordan or Rowling, In my review of the first book, I said this was Percy Jackson for a slightly older crowd. But, unlike Riordan or Rowling, she doesn't really spend a lot of time developing her mythos. She leans heavily on a few basic ideas -- Spartans good at fighting!
The action scenes are intercut with long boring exposition paragraphs of dialog. It's not bad, per se, but the series has gone down hill a bit from popcorn books to Readers also enjoyed. Young Adult. About Jennifer Estep. Jennifer Estep.
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, vampires, and elementals—Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone. But when the unthinkable happens, Evie finds herself fighting for her life—both inside and outside the gladiator arena.
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