Title: Midnight Frost
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publication Year: 2013
Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library
From the cover:
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…
The premise of this book was a bit lacking, but the way that Estep wrote it managed to make it work for me. The whole “quest for an antidote” thing feels a bit overdone, especially when you know that someone’s going to be waiting to ambush you. But there were a few twists that, while being hinted at ahead of time, were still fun and managed to make the story work.
I spent most of Midnight Frost being annoyed at the constant back-and-forth between Gwen and Logan yet again, but other than that, it was pretty solid addition to the series. There actually managed to be some surprises and genuine conflict between characters, which hasn’t always been the case in the series. So give it a shot if you’ve already made it this far!