I was really excited to read this novella, in order to see inside Logan’s head in the aftermath of what happened with Gwen. All that I really felt like I got, though, was angst.
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 think that this book kind of re-sold me on the series. I was starting to get a bit annoyed with Gwen always being stupid and having to be saved by others, and everything being so predictable, and Crimson Frost finally addressed some of those concerns for me. It still wasn’t the most original and unexpected thing I’ve ever read, but it was at least better than the last few books.
One thing that I like about this series is the sense of adventure, and on that front, this book didn’t disappoint. It definitely has more going on than the previous two novels, or at least, more interesting fights going on. And while the mythology angle still isn’t done super well, I feel like maybe it’s improved a tiny bit. At least, it’s gotten more complicated.
I was really looking forward to reading this book and seeing things move forward, especially the relationships between the characters. But then Gwen spent most of the book pining after Logan, and everyone just seems rich and bitchy, and the villain is super predictable, and … ugh.