Please tell us about MIDNIGHT FROST, the latest book in your Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series.
The Mythos Academy series focuses on Gwen Frost, a 17-year-old Gypsy girl who has the gift of psychometry, or the ability to know an object's history just by touching it. After a serious freak-out with her magic, Gwen is shipped off to Mythos Academy, a school for the descendants of ancient warriors like Spartans, Valkyries, Amazons, and more.
In MIDNIGHT FROST, one of Gwen's friends is poisoned, and she is in a race against the clock to find a cure before it's too late. There is lots of action, adventure, and danger, as Gwen and her other friends are forced to battle the bad-guy Reapers along the way.
How would you describe the Mythos Academy series in five words or less?
Myths. Magic. Monsters.
What's your favorite kind of scene to write?
I really like writing action/fight scenes. One of the things that I enjoy about writing books is thinking about my heroine, her magic, and how she can use her powers and wits to defeat the Reapers. I always have fun figuring out how Gwen can save the day.
Is it true that readers will get to see more than one Mythos Academy in MIDNIGHT FROST?
It's true. In MIDNIGHT FROST, part of Gwen's journey to find a cure for her poisoned friend takes her to another Mythos Academy located in Colorado, where she makes some new friends—and enemies.
What's next for Mythos Academy?
SPARTAN FROST, an eNovella from Logan Quinn's point of view is available. It takes place between the events of CRIMSON FROST, book four, and MIDNIGHT FROST, book five. I hope that readers enjoy seeing the Mythos Academy world through Logan's eyes.
KILLER FROST, the sixth book in the series, is set to be published in March 2014.
Where can readers find you online?
Folks can visit my website for more information on my books, along with my other social media sites:
Happy reading, everyone!
"Estep blends the perfect amount of action, romance and comedy." --RT Book Reviews
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 . . .
Praise for the international bestselling Mythos Academy series
"Kiss of Frost has just as much ass-kicking as the first book in the series." --Good Choice Reading
"Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending will leave the reader breathless!" --RT Book Reviews on Kiss of Frost, 4 Stars
"Ms. Estep's Mythos Academy is sure to appeal to all those who love a good character-driven YA that uses humor, snark, and seriousness to create a world you won't want to leave." --Heroes & Heartbreakers
"It has literally everything: mystery, romance, mythology, boarding schools. What could be better?" --Simply Nerdy Book Reviews on Touch of Frost
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I love this series!
(Thursday, July 25, 2013)
Reviewer: Kate @ whYAnot
I’ve been a huge fan of the Mythos Academy series since I first read Touch of Frost. It’s got a fantastic mix of mythological creatures, adventure and drama with just a dash of romance to keep things interesting.
Midnight Frost is the fifth book and things just keep getting more dangerous for Gwen Frost and her friends. Gwen’s part-time job at the Library of Antiquities is anything but safe when a Reaper breaks in and tries to poison her. The Reaper may have failed to kill Gwen but Head Librarian Nickamedes was not quite so lucky. With the poison running through his veins and not even the healing gift of Mythos’ own headmistress able to cure him, it’s up to Gwen and the gang to save him. Cue a mission to another campus of the Mythos Academy, this time in the snowy mountains to collect a flower only known to be grown there. Convenient right?
Okay, slightly unbelievable coincidence aside, this was a great instalment to the Mythos series. Gwen and her friends are more becoming more and more capable with every adventure. The gifts from the Gods are helping on their quest to defeat Loki and his followers but sometimes not even Nike can save them from falling into the Reapers evil traps.
Gwen is maturing and finding her feet nicely. She’s gone from the Gypsy girl who took unnecessary risks just because she could to now being a formidable fighter in her own right. And there’s that gorgeous Spartan, Logan Quinn, who may be out of sight but he’s never far from Gwen’s thoughts.
We get to see a different side to the Gypsy girl with some family secrets revealed and Nike enlightening us a little more as to just how she expects Gwen to defeat Loki in the final showdown.
In many ways, this book was slightly less exciting than previous books in the series. It starts slow with a lot of information and whatnot being imparted. But thankfully the second half was fantastic with the adventure and Gwen’s amazing ability to tame the wicked beasts. I thought some parts were rather predictable and was desperately hoping Gwen would work out just what was what before she did. That said, things came to a brilliant climax and I can’t say I was disappointed with how everything went down.
A fantastic addition to the series – I can’t wait to see what Jennifer Estep comes up with next for the Gypsy girl, her Spartan Warrior and all their fighting friends.