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 …
Story Line: The story line was nothing like I expected. After the attempt to poison Gwen I thought that I knew what the Reaper trap was going to be and the rest of the story; however, I was wrong. There are new characters who are introduced, both human and animal, that I really enjoyed because they added a breath of fresh air to the story line. In the scheme of time and story line I didn't feel as if this book lived up to its potential because as mentioned in the previous book, Gwen has to look for artifacts for the Second Chaos War; however, there were no new artifacts found in this book and the whole book encompassed a small amount of time, about a week to a week and a half I believe. However, aside from all of that, what was offered in the small amount of time completely had me fangirling. I, like many other fans, was waiting for the moment in the book when Logan freaking Quinn came back and Jennifer Estep did not disappoint. This had to be the best part out of the story line, but I may be biased because I love Logan so much.
Characters: Gwen is as determined as ever, which is what I love about her character. She has many obstacles to overcome in this book and while facing every single one of them she does is with wit, charisma, and confidence. I especially loved Gwen in this book because her character was very relatable and human like because of the many troubles she goes through in this book; yet, through it all she never gives up and even gets into the fight by disobeying the orders of those trying to protect her.
Logan: Gosh I don't even know how to begin describing how amazing Logan was in this book. At the end of the last book Logan's spirit is basically crushed, I don't want to say how exactly for those who haven't read the books. In this book he does a lot of 'finding his inner strength', with some help from butt kicking Gwen. I loved reading about how Logan Quinn became Logan freaking Quinn again. Also, his return. Oh sweet Jesus, I did not see it coming, which was the best part because it was so unexpected, at least to me. I LOVED IT and went into fangirling mode in less than 10 seconds.
Rory: Rory is a new character and I don't want to spoil anything so I'll keep this one short and sweet. She, in a way, takes the place of Logan because for one she's a girl Spartan and two there's a point in the book where she says "I can handle myself. I'm a Spartan", and Gwen makes the comment that Logan would have said the exact same thing.
Daphne/Carson/Oliver/Alexi: These are characters from the first book, Touch of Frost, except for Alexi who is from Crimson Frost, the book before Midnight Frost. They are also the friends that tag along with Gwen to find an antidote. I really enjoyed these characters because they took more of a starring role in the book than in other books; there were more conversations with them, more scene involving them, and definitely more plans involving them. These "minor" characters certainly brought entertainment to the book and made it that much better.
Overall: I loved this book very much and the characters in it. It made me want to get my hands on the other book, Killer Frost, that much faster. I believe that Jennifer Estep has written a marvelous book that will keep readers on the edge of their seats while at the same time not making them want to to reading by getting up from their seats.
Rating: I would give this book a 10.
About the Author:
My name is Jennifer Estep, and I’m the New York Times bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series, and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.