Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep
Series: Mythos Academy #4.5
Published by K-Teen
Published on: June 25, 2013
Genres: Young Adult
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I'm Logan Quinn, the deadliest Spartan warrior at Mythos Academy. At least I was--until the day I almost killed Gwen Frost.
Professor Metis and Nickamedes say that I'm fine, that Loki and the Reapers don't have a hold on me anymore, but I can't risk it. I can't risk hurting Gwen again. So I'm leaving Mythos and going somewhere far, far away.
I know Gwen wonders what's happening to me, whether I'm safe. I can't tell her, but this is my story. . .
It’s rare enough when I get to experience a story from a male character’s POV but it’s an even more unusual occurrence in Young Adult so when Spartan Frost and I crossed paths there was only one possible outcome. This novella needed to be read. After inhaling the first chapter, I was happy that I’d just finished Crimson Frost because the beginning of this short could have been a scene in the previous installment’s final battle. After revisiting the all important fight between Gwen and Logan albeit, from a different perspective, this novella goes on to address many of the Spartan’s issues in a short amount of time which makes Spartan Frost a brief, yet very important addition to Jennifer Estep Mythos Academy series.
Logan’s feeling pretty darned low in this novella and I liked that Estep gave him the chance to lick his wounds and deal with the fallout of Crimson Frost on his own time. Unfortunately for the Spartan, hitting rock bottom was a necessary evil on his road to recovery. I was relieved to see Linus step up to the plate in his son’s time of need and I loved that he made the first move towards mending their relationship. I wasn’t a fan of him in CF but maybe there’s hope for their broken family yet! And of course, no story about a Spartan would be complete without a little blood and gore; also, what better way to get back on the horse than buried knee deep in Reaper blood? It seemed to do the trick and the ending leaves readers with a nice segue to Midnight Frost.
I always enjoy Jennifer Estep’s writing and Spartan Frost was no different; plus, as Logan would say: “hey, bacon makes everything better.”