Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted April 25, 2015 by Lola in Fantasy, My To-Be Read List, Mythology, Review / 18 Comments


My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Because Reading is Better Than Real Life where at the beginning of the month visitors can choose which book I’ll be reading this month. On the first saturday of a month the poll will be up, then on the second saturday of the month I’ll announce the book that won and on the last saturday of the month I’ll post my review of the book.

midnight frostMidnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5)
by Jennifer Estep

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 …

My Review:
It’s been a while since I read book 4 in this series, but after only a chapter I felt like I was catched up again on the events and could enjoy the story. Jennifer Estep uses the right amount of recap to make you feel like you don’t miss anything. The story starts of a bit slow, but after that the pace improves and there is action, adventure and more. Someone gets poisoned and Gwen and her friends have to go and find the antidote. This series can be a bit cliché at times and predictable, but I just love it. The story is engaging and Gwen her determination to help her friends and do what’s right is admirable. Even though she’s still hurting over what happened in the last book, she goes forward and tries to help.

This book takes Gwen and her friends to a beautiful mountain range and it was a great setting. They also visit another Mythos Academy and I loved seeing another school and the similarities and differences. And while this is the fifth book in the series there are still new things we learn, secrets that get unveiled and new characters we meet. There are fights with the reapers and the battle between the reapers and the Pantheon continues. This is another great instalment in this series and I can’t wait to finally read the last book as well.

I really Gwen and her friend, they are a tight group who help each other and stand together in battle. Then there’s Vic, Gwen’s talking sword, which is still one of my favourite characters. We also meet some new characters in this book which I quickly grown to like. I was a bit disappointed by how Logan was absent and while I understood his reasoning I also thought he should have been there for Gwen. He’s afraid of hurting her again, but while Gwen believes in him, he doesn’t believe in himself. This made me like him a bit less and I hope we can finally see them together and fighting side by side in the last book.

In terms of world building there isn’t added much, although we learn a bit more about a mythology creature we haven’t met before so far and some pieces of information are added. There’s also the search for the artefacts and what they can do, where we learn some new things. So in terms of world building it’s a steady continuation of the previous books.

To conclude: another great book in this series, after a few chapters I was sucked into this story and didn’t want to stop reading. While this series isn’t perfect I love it and each book makes me hungry for more. There is action, adventure, friendship and more. This book provides Gwen and her friends with a new challenge and they meet some new characters. I hope to read the last book soon as now I am back in this series I want to know how it ends!


You can add Midnight Frost to your to-read list on Goodreads

You can buy Midnight Frost here:
The Bookdepository

Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– Jennifer Estep – Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4) – 4 stars
– Jennifer Estep – Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy #4.5) – 4 stars

What’s your favourite mythology series?


18 responses to “Review: Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

    • It’s a great series! I really should make time to read the last book soon, because now I’ve read this book I really want to read the last book as well. And indeed the characters are one of the things I like most! I haven’t read Percy Jackson, maybe I will eventually. I heard lot of great things about it.
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  1. Every time I see “academy” or “high school” or “YA” these days, I tend to skip because I’m not that young any more and I long to read about older characters. But a stupid detail can catch my attention : a talking sword, you said ? Crazy but now, I’m attracted – I read recently about a talking door knob, so… 😉
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    • Yes it’s set at an acedemy and features YA character, but it’s such an awesome series. Lots of action, great characters and nice twists and the talking sword is awesome. I really like all the characetrs in this book and they really look out for each for other. I hope you give this series a try.
      And oh a talking door knob sounds interesting as well!

    • First Frost is the prequel, I can’t even remember if I read it or not. I think the first book Touch of Frost is better though, so if you don’t like the prequel, give that a try as well. The characters are young, but they also can be mature at times, with the whole saving the world/ war thing they have to be.
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  2. Nice review:) Ha, we we’re just talking about Jennifer Estep,too! Hmm, favorite mythological series has to be…drawing a blank here…um.. I’ve got nothing. I’ll have to get back to you on that.
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    • Same here, I love how the characetrs develop over the course of this series and we learn more about the world. Gwen and her friend are such a great bunch and I really grown to like them all. I have to read the last book in this series soon!

    • She also has an adult series called the elemental assassin series, it’s a urban fantasy series. I really like this author her writing style.

    • I think you will enjoy her books! I really like Jennifer her books, although I really need to catch up on her series soon. I’ve been reading so many review books lately, I don’t make time for book by favourite authors.

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