Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Midnight Frost: Review


Here we go again …

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 …


I don't know what you think, but I think this is not as good as Crimson Frost. Things are way smoother for Gwen Frost in a way in Midnight Frost, because she isn't treated like shit anymore. The plot is just as smooth as Crimson Frost but the explosive parts aren't as breath-taking as I first thought it would be.

Okay, so there's Gwen. Well, Gwen certainly grows up a lot since Crimson Frost, and continues in this book. The most obvious thing is that her sword skills improves a lot :). And she's tougher than she used to be. She's also able to make really tough decisions entirely on her own and needs no advice. A kick-ass warrior, after all. And I'm glad.
Overall I enjoy reading the book. But there are two major flaws in my opinion. First is the battles between Reapers and the Pantheon members. There's no end with a bang like Crimson Frost does, and I'm down with it because there's no way every single book ends with a bang. But this time, the results of the battles are too predictable and I know almost for certain what will happen next. That's a downside, because normally I want surprising and unpredictable results, and the fights aren't as exciting as I expect them to be.

Another flaw is Logan. If you are thinking I'm complaining about Logan missing in the majority of the book, then you're dead wrong. In fact his presence frustrates me a lot. It's not that I don't like that guy, but he just can't snap out of his miserable-mind-in-progress status and go full battle mode. Not until Gwen smacks some sense into him and pull him back to his business. That's a little irritating and I did a couple of face-palm during the book. At least Gwen can focus on her duty, but the Spartan can't.

I won't say this is a let down because it's quite an entertainment after all. But this book isn't as good as Crimson Frost and I hope Killer Frost will be better (by the way, Killer Frost is a freaking cool name :D)

Rating: 7.5/10

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