Midnight Frost

Midnight Frost

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Estep blends the perfect amount of action, romance and comedy. --"RT Book Reviews" 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 . . . Praise for the international bestselling Mythos Academy series ""Kiss of Frost "has just as much ass-kicking as the first book in the series." --Good Choice Reading "Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending will leave the reader breathless!" --"RT Book Reviews "on "Kiss of Frost, 4 Stars" "Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is sure to appeal to all those who love a good character-driven YA that uses humor, snark, and seriousness to create a world you won't want to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers "It has literally everything: mystery, romance, mythology, boarding schools. What could be better?" --Simply Nerdy Book Reviews on "Touch of Frost"show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 28mm | 339.99g
  • Kensington Publishing
  • KTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0758281498
  • 9780758281494
  • 131,619

Rating details

8,907 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 41% (3,615)
4 38% (3,365)
3 18% (1,604)
2 3% (266)
1 1% (57)

Our customer reviews

Once again Jennifer Estep floors me how she keeps her characters and settings fresh and exciting. She blends our beloved characters with new faces without overloading the reader. There is enough familiar elements that as a fan of the Mythos Academy series, I didn't feel that she was leaving the comforts of home behind. In Estep's fifth installment, Gwen avoids being poisoned by a Reaper but unfortunately someone near to her is caught in the botched assassination attempt. Gwen must now travel to the ends of the earth to locate the plant that is the cure. The rest of the gang immediately snaps to attention knowing they are heading into a Reaper trap. With Logan's absence, Gwen is left with a big hole in her heart. As she sets out on her mission she wonders if she will ever see him again. Once the group reaches the sister Academy, Gwen meets someone that she didn't know existed and finds out more about her parents and her relatives, some things Gwen wishes she didn't know. I don't want to give away much more then that but I will say that this series is heading in the right direction. I like how we aren't pigeon holed into one setting or just one group of people and yet the familiar characters continue to grow. If you haven't tried this series yet, now is the time to start! (ARC was provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)show more
by Kelsey Opsahl
Gwen Frost's story continues full force in the latest installment of the Mythos Academy Series, Midnight Frost, and Jennifer Estep delivers another action-packed story for fans of the series. Midnight Frost picks up shortly after Crimson Frost leaves off. If you read Crimson Frost, you know that there was a major, life-threatening thing that happened between Gwen Frost and the Spartan hottie Logan Quinn. Just when it seemed like things were coming together for them, the evil Loki and his Reapers have to go and mess things up. Logan has had to take some time away to deal with things, and if you read the novella Spartan Frost, you get to see what is going on with Logan and the things he is dealing with after the events that occurred in Crimson Frost. Poor Gwen just can't catch a break with those Reapers. They seem to be everywhere. Gwen and the Mythos Academy Crew, and how I love them, have been tracking down artifacts, some of which Gwen still isn't sure the significance of, but never fear, she soon finds out their importance. I think this group of friends becomes even more tight-knit in this installment as they work and spend more time together, and they are all badass warriors to. When tragedy strikes home threatening the life of someone Gwen holds dear, she and the gang are forced to visit the Denver Colorado branch of the academy in order to find a rare flower that holds the key to her loved one's survival, even though they know that the Reapers are setting them up. Unfortunately, it would seem that Logan is still MIA, unable to face Gwen and his friends just yet, still feeling terribly guilty for what happened between them. The plot thickens when the gang reaches Denver and we are introduced to a couple of new characters, one of which Gwen finds out she is very connected to. One cool thing in this novel is that there are a lot of Gryphons, and they have a big role in the story. Those old heifers Argona Quinn and Vivian Holler of course have to rare up their ugly heads, which I would love to pinch off, and cause trouble. Nike also makes an appearance, revealing some things to Gwen, and leaving even more unanswered. Even though they are not physically together for the majority of the book, the love is still there between Gwen and Logan, provided the necessary amount of romance that keeps you rooting and hoping that these two will finally be able to get together, and we do get to see Logan before the book ends...swoon. I think Gwen's character did a lot of maturing in this segment, and she also found out a lot of things about her family and her history that she was unaware of. Needless to say, as in all the installments, Jennifer Estep delivers another action-packed, suspenseful, and exciting story in Midnight Frost, which is true to form for her. The mythological world she has created in the Mythos Academy Series is not only enchanting, it's also loads of fun. The ending was really good. I was very happy, and that is all I can say without spoiling it for you. I look forward to seeing where Jennifer Estep takes these wonderful characters in the next installment.show more
by Ellen Gault
Well, of course the Reapers are waiting for her. They need to kill Nike's Champion. Yeah, so maybe it was the wrong time to read this one or something because Midnight Frost did not seem as engaging as the other books in the series. Having read numerous other reviews though, I seem to be in the minority, or rather, the only one, so I'm thinking the fault may lie in my mindset when I read it and not in the book itself. So I'll just do a mini review. I really missed Logan in this one. I mean he was there but the relationship between he and Gwen was very different. I missed the banter and the fun. I think I'm struggling with believing four kids can kill a train car full of Reapers all without getting hurt. It was a little over the top for me. Now what I loved was how Gwen found the exact thing they needed for the antidote. And I also loved visiting another Academy, meeting new students, and hiking to a ruins on the top of a mountain in WINTER! (in Colorado)! That was unbelievable. And the description of the ruins made it sound so beautiful, like paradise on the top of the mountain. But, of course, there is always the threat of a reaper attack. I also LOVED how Gwen got up in Logan's business about how he wasn't the only one that was hurt and afraid. I think Logan is a little bit selfish, a little bit woe is me. Yes, he went through something traumatic, but so did Gwen. She died! So, of the two, if she can go back to Mythos and wants to see him, he needs to get off the couch and be the Spartan we know he can be. Then of course, I loved the whole time with the Griffins. So I suppose it really was that I missed the banter with Logan. I hate to think that is the only thing that makes me read this series because I've read five books and one or two novellas. It's not all about the romance. Or is it? I received a copy of this novel from the publisher for review. The opinions expressed are my own.show more
by Heather Rosdol
Gwen is back in the 5th installment of the Mythos Academy series! Well I have to admit, as much as I have complaints about each book from this series, I can't deny that these books have been a part of my "anticipated-reads" list for reasons I'm not exactly sure of. Midnight Frost has turned out to be a rather more pleasant to read compared to the others (not including, Touch of Frost I guess since I liked that one). I've been constantly complaining how there were so many repetitive parts from each book that I've already read from its predecessors, believe me it kind of gets annoying after four books have passed and you keep reading the same thoughts, word for word. Fortunately, it seems a lot of things have been taken off from the usual way the author introduces the story. Thank you for lessening the repetitive narratives! This book is pretty exciting compared to the other books, like, for example the introduction of a new character, Rory, who happens to have a very significant role in Gwen's life. Also, I like that big revelation regarding Gwen's lineage. Now speaking of Gwen, she's not her usually spunky self in Midnight Frost, probably because of Logan's absence and all. Still, as much as she annoys me at times, I've never really disliked her. I guess there is something in her character's simplicity - minus the whole otherworldly drama because let's face it, there's nothing simple about that - that keeps me interested and wanting to know what goes on in her life. However, I can't say I don't have any complaints - I always do, don't take it personally, I have grievances with every book I read: I'm still not comfortable with the "good vs. evil chit-chat before the battle" thing that goes on every time the action scenes are up ahead. It kind of takes away the suspense and excitement of what's to become a gruesome battle between the warriors. Yet even with that concern, I really liked Midnight Frost. I enjoyed reading it. It had a faster pace than the rest of the books in the series. Plus, the visit to another academy like Mythos is a breath of fresh air since most of the previous books happened in Mythos. So yes, I am psyched up about reading the next installment, there is still a lot to unravel and I'm eager to see what happens next.show more
by Janusvielle Aragones
I've been a huge fan of the Mythos Academy series since I first read Touch of Frost. It's got a fantastic mix of mythological creatures, adventure and drama with just a dash of romance to keep things interesting. Midnight Frost is the fifth book and things just keep getting more dangerous for Gwen Frost and her friends. Gwen's part-time job at the Library of Antiquities is anything but safe when a Reaper breaks in and tries to poison her. The Reaper may have failed to kill Gwen but Head Librarian Nickamedes was not quite so lucky. With the poison running through his veins and not even the healing gift of Mythos' own headmistress able to cure him, it's up to Gwen and the gang to save him. Cue a mission to another campus of the Mythos Academy, this time in the snowy mountains to collect a flower only known to be grown there. Convenient right? Okay, slightly unbelievable coincidence aside, this was a great instalment to the Mythos series. Gwen and her friends are more becoming more and more capable with every adventure. The gifts from the Gods are helping on their quest to defeat Loki and his followers but sometimes not even Nike can save them from falling into the Reapers evil traps. Gwen is maturing and finding her feet nicely. She's gone from the Gypsy girl who took unnecessary risks just because she could to now being a formidable fighter in her own right. And there's that gorgeous Spartan, Logan Quinn, who may be out of sight but he's never far from Gwen's thoughts. We get to see a different side to the Gypsy girl with some family secrets revealed and Nike enlightening us a little more as to just how she expects Gwen to defeat Loki in the final showdown. In many ways, this book was slightly less exciting than previous books in the series. It starts slow with a lot of information and whatnot being imparted. But thankfully the second half was fantastic with the adventure and Gwen's amazing ability to tame the wicked beasts. I thought some parts were rather predictable and was desperately hoping Gwen would work out just what was what before she did. That said, things came to a brilliant climax and I can't say I was disappointed with how everything went down. A fantastic addition to the series - I can't wait to see what Jennifer Estep comes up with next for the Gypsy girl, her Spartan Warrior and all their fighting friends.show more
by Kate @ Fictional Thoughts
This is book five in the series and I'm still enjoying it. Fir those who haven't read the previous books you will need to or you may find it hard to follow. I enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. However I am getting a bit sick of the relationship drama. Saying that it is a teen series so it is to be expected. I'm curious to see where this series is going and am looking forward to the next book. I would recommended this book to those who are reading the series and those who haven't started need to get the first book, and hope Jennifer keeps writing these booksshow more
by Michaela Hitchcock
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