Early Review: Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep

, by Kt Clapsadl

Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
Mythos Academy #6

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 at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m 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.

There's always a moment of hesitation and worry before I start a series ending book. There's just this fear that it will let me down. You have all these books prior to that ending that I've loved, and it's a real let down when the ending just doesn't match up. However in this case, I'm very happy to say that KILLER FROST more than lived up to my expectations. Not only was the final battle as intense as all of the previous ones in the build up over the series, but it also went above and beyond. Loki is this hugely "big bad" and I'm glad it wasn't too easy. While I won't say how things turned out, I will say that I was completely satisfied with all of it.

Even though this is the final book, Gwen and Logan's relationship is still very up and down. It's funny how that roller coaster of ups and downs really bothered me in the first few installments, actually wound up really working for me in the latter ones. It just fits who they are, and while they greatly care about one another, they had and still have a lot of growing up to do, and that's naturally going to involve some growing pains between the two of them as well. This time around there were some pretty strong miscommunications that caused some problems, but not as bad as they could have been which shows how much the pair has grown. Granted I was worried at a couple of points that things would devolve as they had in the past, but that worry was unnecessary, and I was happy for it.

While the ending is bittersweet as saying goodbye to these much loved characters is rather hard, the ending of KILLER FROST is more than satisfying and gives the series a great sense of completion. This is an absolute must read for fans of the series. Trust me you won't want to miss Gwen's final showdown!

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Previous Books:
     0.5 First Frost
     1. Touch of Frost
     2. Kiss of Frost
     3. Dark Frost
     4. Crimson Frost
     4.5. Spartan Frost
     5. Midnight Frost

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