Books from the Backlog #203

Posted March 3, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 14 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #203Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: The Mythos Academy #6
Published by Kensington Books on February 25, 2014
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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A teenage student of magical combat gets put to the test against an evil god in the New York Times bestselling author’s YA urban fantasy novel.

As a warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, I've battled the Reapers of Chaos before—and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it's going to be a fight to the death. . .most likely mine.

Yeah, I've got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus—Logan Quinn—at my side. But I'm still no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike's Champion, but at heart, I'm still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.

Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good . . . or I am.

Why did I add Killer Frost to my bookshelf?

This is one of the oldest books in my NetGalley queue. I downloaded this book back in January 2014. I was new to NetGalley and was so excited to see a book in a series I liked listed, I requested it without considering the fact that I was not up to date in the series. I have only read the first 2 books in the series and this is book 6. This is why my tbr is such a mess! Of course, now that so much time has passed I really need to read the series from the beginning to get to this one. I like Jennifer Estep a lot and liked the first two books in the series so I have high hopes that I will enjoy this one as well. I actually just bought the entire series in audio and plan to mark this one off my list before the end of the year.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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14 responses to “Books from the Backlog #203

    • It depends on the series. I feel okay jumping around with some mystery and romance series but anything with a fantasy element needs to be read in order.

    • I think this was during that initial NetGalley period where I completely over estimated how much I could actually read!

  1. I only read the first couple books and then it was too YA for me. But I did listen to the spinoff series which followed and thought it was pretty good. High school stories are often not for me. I also enjoy this author.

  2. I wish I could take the high road and say I’ve never grabbed a review book late in a series that I’m not caught up on, but alas… LOL But, the good news is that it makes for a good incentive to get caught up on the series. Sounds like you have a plan to do it soon since you snagged all the audios. 🙂

    • I always think that I can catch up with the series before the I need to have the newest book reviewed but that never seems to work out.

  3. I loved this series. It’s been a while, but I am a fan. It would be hard to read this book without catching up though. It’s a true series.

    • I am so glad to hear that, Sam! I remember enjoying the first two books so I am excited to tackle this series later this year.

  4. I did the same thing with NetGalley when I first started! That’s part of why my NetGalley shelf is such a mess. I hope you enjoy this one!

    • I requested books like a crazy person for the first couple of years. I am kind of enjoying finally getting around to all of these.