Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review + GIVEAWAY: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Title: Crimson Frost (Mythos Academy #4)
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release Date: December 24th, 2012
Source: ARC Recieved from author for an honest review

My Rating: 5/5

**WARNING: This summary contains spoilers for previous Mythos books! (My review, though, is SPOILER FREE)**

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…
I don't think my heart has entirely recovered from what I put it through reading this book. I don't even know if I can properly express how much I loved Crimson Frost. It was exactly the book I wanted to read and so so much more. Can I say it was perfect? Cause it just might be. It was just purely and simply fan-freakin-tastic.

Let me just say this up front: Gwen Frost, please be my best friend. She is spunky, fierce and sometimes a bit on the overwhelmed side. She's a real and genuine character, determined to do what's right despite the constant obstacles in her way. And even when it seems like too much, she manages to pull together and keep fighting. And, always keeps her sarcasm and wit about her! Her trusty love interest Logan, has to face a few new challenges in this novel, but he never loses his faith in Gwen. He's there for her, even when it means going against his family and the rest of the school. We got to see his warm, dashing side a lot in this novel and my, oh my, was it swoon-worthy. Daphne was her hiliarious, adorable and temperamental self and made me want to hug her through the whole book. Carson, her band geek boyfriend, was as endearing as always and the two together were just too cute for words. We get to meet a few new characters in this book, some of which I loved (Alexei) and others which I wanted to sock in the face (I will leave this blank to save from spoiling). All together, the characters in this book were just simply fantastic and made this book spectacular.   

I always know to put aside a day for Mythos books because I cannot stop once I start. And Crimson Frost was no exception. That first chapter had my jaw dropping and I knew there was no way I was putting this down until I found out just what the heck was going on. The plot continued to twist and turn, shocking me, angering me (there was one particular scene in which I may have shouted some angry words at the book), make me laugh and even making me cry. It was a crazy thrill-ride and I seriously loved every bit of it.

If you haven't started the Mythos Academy series, you need to get on that. Like, right now. They are awesome, hug-worthy books that just keep getting better and better! 

And now, for a giveaway! Jennifer Estep was kind enough to send me a bunch of Crimson Frost bookmarks to giveaway to you guys! They're pretty awesome. There should be more than one winner (if I did this whole Rafflecopter thing correctly) that will receive a couple bookmarks! 

Rules are as followed:
- Must be 13 years or older
- Open to US/CANADA ONLY (sorry, international folks! I'm too broke for the shipping fees!)
- Contest runs from now until Dec. 31st!
- You DO NOT have to be a GFC follower to enter (you can get extra entries, but it's not required) 
- Fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
And there you have it! Good luck, all!

- Ciara (Lost at Midnight) 

Find This Book: Amazon | Goodreads | Jennifer Estep's Website 


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