Monday, February 24, 2014

Killer Frost (Mythos Academy #6) by Jennifer Estep

Series: Mythos Academy #6 (series finalé)
384p.
Published: Feb. 25, 14
Publisher: Kensington Books
Source: From author for review
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.
My thoughts:
I was not looking forward to this book while at the same time I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Why? It is the series finalé! I love this series and don't want to see it end and at the same time want to know how it ends. *sigh* Talk about first world problems. :)

Okay, so I don't want to spoil a thing so I'll just say that this book delivers. You want action? Oh you get that in spades. You want to know about Logan and Gwen's relationship? Yes, you get answers as well as things left open (they are kids still, so it makes total sense). Let me just say that the series goes out with a bang and you get enough twists and nail biting experiences to satisfy.

I also have to say this... I don't often like series enders. Things get to wrapped up way too conveniently or not at all. The ending doesn't fit the series. It is like a series ender stumps the author. I felt NONE of that with this book. I was happy with the ending. It was satisfying and a bit bittersweet. My biggest complaint? No more visits to this world. No more great secondary characters. Guess I'll have to do a reread.

I give this book 5 stars. I enjoyed my final battles with Gwen and the gang and hope that Vic and Nyx get a novella all their own.

26 comments:

  1. I didn't realize this series was ending! I read the first and didn't really enjoy it but I know many people are fans so yay for a strong finish to a well-loved series.

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    1. Yep... *sniff* it is ending. :'( This is also a series that kept getting better. It might grow on you!

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  2. I've heard SO MUCH about Estep from Jenny and hearing that you love her work too, Melissa, has bumped her books up my TBR. I really need to see what all the hype about Estep is and I have a feeling I won't be disappointed. Fantastic review!(:

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    1. Oh I hope you get them ALL and enjoy them as much as I have. :)

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  3. :( :( :( I don't want it to end! I am waiting on the audio but I know I will cry when Gwen and Friends sail on out of my life :)

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    1. I know! I didn't want it to end either. I really should try all of her books on audio. Hm...

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  4. I had no idea this was the last book! I only read the prequel and book 1 which I enjoyed. I'm glad this one ends strongly and doesn't disappoint. I definitely agree that writing an end to a series is very difficult.

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    1. Oh this is a series that kept on getting better. Love the ending as much as I hated to see it go.

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  5. I was more than satisfied with this book too Melissa! I thought the final showdown with Loki was as big and bad as it should have been given the 4 book build-up, and I just love these characters to pieces. I will miss them, but of course can't wait to see what Jennifer gives us next:)

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    1. Yes! I agree. Can't wait to see what is next even though I'm sad to see the gang go.

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  6. YAY! So freaking happy that it ends well. I have to read it as well but I must confess I'm avoiding this book cause I don't want it to end. :(

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    1. Oh Savy, I think you'll really enjoy this one. :D I also understand why you are avoiding it. I've done that too. LOL

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  7. Have not read them, I did try a short story and that one was cool

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    1. You might enjoy these now that you are reading more YA. :D

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  8. Great minds think alike. I have this on the old blog today. Loved it! Loved how it wrapped up and I will miss this series dreadfully!

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  9. It's such a relief when a series ends on a high note. I'm glad that was the case for you with this series. I haven't read it yet but I think I have the first book hiding somewhere around here :-)

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  10. Awe ends are always bittersweet but I am glad to see it go out strong and to see you enjoyed it this much!

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  11. Bittersweet but satisfying sounds like a good way to end series.

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  12. Yay! I'm thrilled to hear you were pleased with the way this series ended, even if you did want it to continue on (I always feel this way with my favorite series, and it is SO bittersweet!). Lovely review, can't wait to read this one!

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  13. Glad to hear this wrapped out nicely. I have book 1 I think i would really enjoy this series if I could just sit down and read it!

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  14. I've heard GREAT things about this series, but I never knew it was this long! I'm thrilled to hear you're giving it 5 stars. For a sixth book, that seems well-deserved. Great review, Melissa!

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  15. I loved this one as well, I was surprised to see the end but it was so well done!

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  16. O yes, an older story as prequel would be fun.

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  17. 5 stars? Well, that's wonderful news! I have only read the first two, but have two more to read before I need to buy the rest. Now I can hopefully try to fit them in a bit closer together. So glad it has a great conclusion!

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  18. I was sad to read this one as I never wanted the series to end, but guess it had to end eventually. And how cool if Vic and Nyx got their own novella! Genius idea!

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