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.
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 …
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
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