Review – Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted November 5, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 10 Comments

Review – Midnight Frost by Jennifer EstepMidnight Frost by Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Tara Sands
Series: Mythos Academy #5
Published by Brilliance Audio on July 30, 2013
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Length: 9 hours 33 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

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 …

I liked this book but not quite as much as I liked the previous book in the series. This book takes Gwen and some of her friends on a trip to a different Mythos Academy location and as a result, I think that the book had a bit of a different feel. I think that the other thing that made this book feel a bit different is the fact that Logan wasn’t around for much of the book. Don’t worry, he does play a part in this story but I missed him a bit during part of the book. This was still a very solid installment in a series that I have been really enjoying.

Gwen and her friends must travel to one of the other Mythos Academy schools to find a rare flower needed to save the school’s librarian after an attack meant for Gwen goes wrong. While there, Gwen meets a girl with whom she shares a bond and learns some things about her heritage. This book had all of the action and Reaper attacks that I have come to expect from the series along with enough God and Goddess interactions to keep things very interesting. Oh, and did I mention the griffins? Yeah, I love the griffins.

Tara Sands has done a remarkable job in bringing this series to life. I think that her voice fits the character perfectly. I love how consistent her character voices have been throughout the series. I listened to this book for hours at a time and feel that the narration added to my enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book to others. This is the fifth book in the Mythos Academy series which is a series that really should be read in order. The next book is the final book in the series so I am incredibly eager to see how everything will be wrapped up.

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author who prowls the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

She is the author of the Crown of Shards, Elemental Assassin, and other fantasy series. She has written more than 40 books, along with numerous novellas and stories.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hanging out with friends and family, doing yoga, and reading fantasy and romance books. She also watches way too much TV and loves all things related to superheroes.

10 responses to “Review – Midnight Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I haven’t read this author yet, but I do have two of her books on my TBR list: Cold Burn of Magic and Kill the Queen. Have you read either of those?

  2. verushka

    I agree with harvee — it *is* a find when a voice fits a book! I’ve just come off returning a couple of audible bc I just couldn’t listen further because of the narrator (or the pacing).

  3. I’m always slightly disappointed when a favorite series ends up at a different location. I understand why the authors do it but it does change the feel just a bit. Glad this was still a good read for you!