Review: Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep

Posted December 16, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Publish Date: December 24, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Kensington via NetGalley

Blurb: 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 have fallen in love with this series and the characters.  Estep always keeps me enthralled with her storyline.

This book is probably my favorite in the series. I’m pretty sure I said that with Dark Frost, but I mean it this time! 😉  The loyalty Gwen’s friends show her is awesome.  Even though she’s accused of setting Loki free, her friends never leave her side.  The rest of the students at Mythos behave awful towards Gwen.  It kind of reminded me of the villagers storming Frankenstein’s castle to kill the Creature.  It saddened me that so many people believed what they were told without questioning the accusations.  These folks should be ashamed of themselves.

The story pretty much follows Gwen doing the best she can to clear her name while staying out of trouble.  (Easier said than done.)  Of course, the Reapers want her out of the way, and have plans of their own.  These plans have been set in motion for many years, and the person(s) behind it will shock you!

I loved the characters even more this go-around.  Gwen is so strong and determined.  I completely admire her.  She also takes the reins and does what she can to save herself in these impossible situations, instead of relying on others.  Logan is incredibly sweet.  You begin to see just how deep his feelings are for his “Gypsy Girl.”  he also begins to face some of the issues he has with this dad, Linus.  Now, let’s move on to Linus.  I wanted to smack the mess out of him many times.  He’s arrogant and condescending.  He thinks he’s always right, and doesn’t take being wrong well.

You will need tissues, just sayin’.  I think this books plays a key part in the events that are coming.


*This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.


Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Unwanted, e-novella #14.5 in the series, will be released on July 18Unraveled, book #15, will be released on Aug. 30.


Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series. She is also the author of the Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series and the Bigtime paranormal romance series.


For more information on Jennifer and her books, visit or follow Jennifer on FacebookGoodreads, and Twitter.
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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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