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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Book Review + Giveaway: Spartan Frost + Midnight Frost by @Jennifer_Estep



Series: Mythos Academy, #4.5
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Format: e-ARC
Source: Netgalley

The much anticipated e-novella from Jennifer Estep has come! Logan’s POV is something fans of Estep’s Mythos Academy series have been patiently for. Although I wish that it wasn’t such a short insight into the tortured Spartan, most fans will be slightly satisfied.

I don’t want to give much away and it is hard to write a review on something that is about 46 pages long so in short Estep gives her readers a look into how much Logan is beating himself up about what he did when his body was controlled by Loki. The emotionally impact that Estep packs into this novella will have you wanting more and looking forward to the next book in this series, Midnight Frost. 

PURCHASE SPARTAN FROST

Series: Mythos Academy, #5
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date:July 30, 2013
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher

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!

 

PURCHASE MIDNIGHT FROST

DISCLOSURE: I received these books from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.

GIVEAWAY
Kensington was gracious enough to offer a copy of Touch of Frost, the first book in this great series to one of my lucky readers! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Contest ends September 4th and open to U.S. and Canada only.
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8 comments:

Tammy said...

I've read the first couple of books in this series and really liked them. They always seem to be full of adventure & danger.

Victoria said...

It's really nice that you are offering the first book. It will help bring more people to the series :). Thank you.

erin said...

thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! I'm dying to read this series :) I love Jennifer's other series. thanks for sharing!

Linda Henderson said...

I always enjoy this author and this series so I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Lisa Richards said...

I'm deep into the Elemental Assassin series right now so this YA series is
next on my TBR list

Texas Book Lover said...

This series is on my TBR list and I am trying to get all the books before I start. I cave a couple so hopefully I can start soon!

Book Crook Liza said...

I *lovelovelove* this series! Seriously one of my favourites out there! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Liza @ Book Crook Liza

Michelle Fidler said...

Sounds like an interesting series.

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