Saturday, April 12, 2014

K for Killer Frost

Day 11 of the A to Z Challenge Today's offering:


K is for Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep

BOOK BLURB:
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.

COVER RATING: On a scale of 1-9

Love this series, but this is definitely not my favorite of the eight covers. I think that would be book 2.

MY THOUGHTS:

I could go on about the Mythos Academy series for AGES! I adore it so much, and I’m bummed that this was the last of the series. But I don’t’ think Jennifer Estep could’ve ended it any better. This series is chalk full of mythology from so many different cultures its mind boggling. Not only does she pull form Greek myths, she pulls from Roman, Celtic and even some Asian myths and legends. I think her concept was brilliant and original and the whole cast of characters are ones that will stick with you! Now I’ll let my buddy DynoMoon give you her thoughts on this book.


DynoMoon's series review:
I wanted to start this by saying how much I love this series. Ever since I picked up the first book ‘Touch of Frost’- when it first came out- I have loved all the crazy, action, drama filled goodness that is the Mythos Academy. Since then I have been addicted and eagerly jonzing for the next book to come out. I nearly fainted when MissLittleBookAddict told me she had got an ARC copy! Thank you!
Following her rating system I give this sixth and final installment of the series 4.5 stars out of 5. Here’s my breakdown:
Characters: Loved! As always, but I feel like I saw the growth I wanted in Gwen and Logan- our heroine and hero- but we didn’t get to see much in the way of the other characters who I love just as much. I just wanted more from them.
Action: as evident in this series and J. Estep’s other books, action scenes are a specialty of hers, and she doesn’t disappoint! I love reading the battle scenes and fight scenarios because they’re always different.
Pacing: Next to my desire to want more from the other characters this was the element that kept me from giving this a perfect review. Why you ask, simple, I felt there were several parts where we didn’t really get anything that helped move the story along, or add anything to the drama/conflict of the story. Some of Gwen’s internal debates and monologues were just too long for me, I got bored (insert loud Sherlock “bored” shouts here-though minus the gun) and glanced over those parts.
3 Absolute favorite parts: The theft scene! GENIUS! I loved it so much. Also seeing the seeing the griffins again and most of all, Gwen and Logan-or Gypsy Girl and Spartan- as they commonly refer to each other.
Over all this book didn’t disappoint-well almost…. I am disappointed that there’s not going to be any more Gypsy Gewnness. I will miss this series a lot but, that said, guess I’ll just have to go back and re-read all the books over again. And again. And again.


I have yet to meet a J. Estep book I didn’t like, but the Mythos Academy is by far my favorite!

There you go, come back tomorrow for day 12!
Later lovelies!
<3 L.H.
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