Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Mythos Academy, Book 4

Synopsis:  For a moment, a face flashed before my eyes—the most hideous face I’d ever seen. No matter how hard I tried to forget what had happened, I saw him everywhere I went. It was Loki—the evil god that I’d helped set free against my will.

I should have known that my first official date with Logan Quinn was destined to end in disaster. If we’d gotten into a swordfight, or been ambushed by Reapers, I’d have been more prepared. But getting arrested mid-sip at the local coffee hangout? I didn’t see that one coming.

I’ve been accused of purposely helping the Reapers free Loki from his prison—and the person leading the charge against me is Linus Quinn, Logan’s dad. The worst part is that pretty much everyone at Mythos Academy thinks I’m guilty. If I’m going to get out of this mess alive, I’ll have to do it myself…

Review: I was really curious to find out how the fourth book by Jennifer Estep would be. Indeed, each new volume takes us deeper into the Gwen’s problems and since the release of Loki, we knew that many things would happen this time. This novel confirms it perfectly.

Gwen finds herself accused from the outset, by a person whom she does not know the identity, of being part of the reapers and of having deliberately helped to liberate the God. But in addition to this she is suspected to be his champion and not the one of Nyx. Throughout the “trial”, she has the right to stay at the academy and to follow her course but she must be followed by a guard who monitors her. However, it is very hard for our heroine when she realizes that her friends aside, everybody thinks she is guilty and treats her as the ennemy. And what she does, doesn’t change anything, especially when she understands that those who are supposed to choose her sentence doesn’t like her at all.

I was really sorry for Gwen throughout the novel, mainly when we realize that she has to face this trial quite alone. Because yes, of course, her friends are there to support her, but it’s not possible for them to protect her continuously. We can realize here the wickedness of others against her, as they don’t even try to know if she is guilty or innocent. And our little Gwen remains stoic behind so much hatred, trying to stay upright and to face everyone the best she can. It breaks our heart however, to see her like that and to assist to her arguments with the other students. I must say that everything falls on her in a very short time and we can only remain impressed by the courage and determination of this young girl.
I was very intrigued by Linus, the father of Logan. We didn’t know him, and I must say he makes a strong impression here. He is an arrogant man who does not realize the consequences of what he says. And whatever his son tries to explain what happens, he remains determined to believe only what he wants to. We understand, however, that he adores his son behind this facade and he would do anything for him. A new character also appeared here: Alexei and I look forward to learn more about him.

This novel really took me by the feelings and I was completely absorbed by the story we read very quickly. I didn’t even see the pages that the story was already finished. I was really sad for our characters and I perfectly understood how they felt. Jennifer Estep has done a great job for us to understand what Gwen had endured throughout the story. It was a very good new book and I’m really intrigued by the turn of events.

11 thoughts on “Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

  1. I didn’t read the whole review, but I love that you gave it five stars! I haven’t started the first book in this series yet, so I didn’t want to be spoiled 🙂 You have made me want to start it sooner rather than later, though 🙂

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