*NOTE: This review contains spoilers for the previous Mythos Academy novels*
After the exciting climax of Dark Frost, I expected Crimson Frost to jump right into the war with Loki and the Reapers. But instead, Gwen is accused of being a Reaper and freeing Loki. And her accuser is Logan’s father.
I really liked the unexpected twist that the book starts with. Gwen becomes a social pariah overnight and instead of being able to focus on the war to come, she’s forced to defend herself against these charges.
I also really enjoyed the exploration of Logan’s family dynamics and the tensions between Nickamedes and Linus (Logan’s father) as well as those between Logan and Linus.
As with Estep’s other work (including the fantastic Elemental Assassins series for adults), the characters and their relationships are nicely nuanced. And of course, the plot is fantastic: full of twists and turns and shocking betrayals.
This series has an addictive quality to it, and after this latest addition, I’m still hooked!
[Review copy generously provided by Kensington]