Review: Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep

Spartan Frost (Mythos Academy #4.5) by Jennifer Estep Logan is with his father in their family home in New York far away from Gwen after nearly murdering her while he was under the control of the evil Loki. While Gwen is constantly on his mind, he refuses to communicate with her or see her. He’s terrified of hurting her again and doesn’t trust himself not to succumb to the evil powers that overtook him in the past. His world has been completely rocked off its foundation as his confidence in himself has been crushed having gone from invincible Spartan fighting machine who fights for good, to losing all control and nearly killing Gwen in the name of evil. Logan has much to work out and needs time and space to do it. In addition to his conflicted feelings about Gwen, he’s working on his relationship with his father. But the Reapers are always a scheming and when they present a threat, Logan springs into action like the Spartan he is.

Whenever there is a new release for this series I never bother to read the blurb. I like Jennifer Estep’s books and I don’t need to know what it’s about, I just want to read it. I don’t even think the title of this book clicked with me. It didn’t even occur to me this novella was to be from Logan’s point of view. So when I began to read, I was all, “Wait, what?”. Then: happy dance!! Since this series is told strictly from Gwen’s point of view, I wanted in Logan’s head bad! One of the things that I struggle with is the slow-moving romance between Gwen and Logan. The secondary characters seem to find love but poor Gwen and Logan have their ups and downs. So, I wanted some insight to how Logan really feels about Gwen. Of course I know he has feelings for Gwen but I wanted it confirmed. Big time.

This novella is about being in Logan’s head but unfortunately, Logan just didn’t really deliver the angst and heartfelt lovely feelings I wanted. Okay, fine I kind of knew he wouldn’t. It’s just not the way things go in a Jennifer Estep book. I know, I need to keep reading. I know. :) Logan is torn up over what happened and would do anything to protect Gwen, even if that means staying away from her. So I’ll have to take his actions and know he loves her for now. But I’m gonna want an emotional declaration at some point. *wink*

As always, Jennifer Estep delivers a fantastic action scene to get your heart racing. We see Logan in action and that’s always a good thing right?

This—this was what Spartans did. We fought. We battled. We raged. And I loved every single second of it.

I was asked recently if this novella would be a good sample of the series for someone who was thinking of reading it but was still on the fence. Someone who has not read the series might enjoy this novella and Jennifer Estep does a good job and filling in any blanks from the previous book. But you should keep in mind that the books are usually told from Gwen’s point of view there is some world building and much you need to know about Gwen to fully appreciate what this series is about. So you could sample the series with this novella but it doesn’t fully reflect what this series is about and doesn’t’ feature the entire cast of characters that make this a good series.

You should know, this novella ends on a cliffhanger. Nothing overly devastating but you’ll want to make sure you pick up the next release.


Rating: B-
Spartan Frost by Jennifer Estep
June 25th 2013 by Kensington
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  1. Tina B says

    I am behind in this series. I love Logan, but from the review that I have read, there is not much of him in a few of them. Lol.
    I will have to try and find time. :)
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.