Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Crimson Frost [Review]

#4 in Mythos Academy series
384 Pages [Kindle]
Published 24 December 2012
ASIN: B0099UY5H6
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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:
Gwen Frost is finally getting to go on her very first date with the academy hottie and Spartan, Logan Quinn. Unfortunately for her, she is the target of mean girl, Helena's jokes, and spills a drink on Logan. While he is cleaning himself up, the Protectorate (the Pantheon's police force) shows up to place Gwen under arrest for freeing Loki.

Professor Metis finds a way to keep Gwen at school and remain there until her trial, but this doesn't keep everyone from worrying. These charges could end in execution if Gwen is found guilty for something she didn't mean to do and was tricked into doing. The Protectorate is led by none other than Logan's father, who clearly hates Gwen and already thinks she is guilty of all charges. They demand a guard on her at all times.

Crimson Frost is not my favorite of the series, but it didn't stop me from devouring the story. The new characters were perfect. Estep has always done a brilliant job of building characters in a short amount of time without sparing great detail. I was kept guessing who was the inside Reaper until it was revealed. I was angry when Vivian showed up and was tricking everyone into believing she was really Nike's Champion and not Loki's. I am glad that Alexei, Gwen's main guard, did not turn into another love interest and we weren't left with a classic love triangle. Can I just say that Gwen's Grandma is a total badass?!

There was a ton of action, mystery, and emotion packed into this book. I am absolutely on the edge of my seat in anticipation for book #5. I. Cannot. Wait.

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this one!

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