Title: "Spartan Frost"
Series: Mythos Academy #4.5
Author: Jennifer Estep
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
SummaryLogan Quinn, Spartan and boyfriend of Gwen Frost, has left Mythos Academy. He blames himself for the latest attack by the Reapers of Chaos and the near death of his friends. The events of that day still haunt his nightmares, and Logan is determined to protect his friends, even if it's from himself.
But just because Logan is back home doesn't mean that the Reapers are taking the day off. When the Protectorate learns of a local Reaper hideout, Logan is ready to go with them and get revenge.
My ImpressionI was surprised when I found out that this novella was being published. I was checking Jennifer Estep's website to see when Midnight Frost will be released when I saw the announcement.
This novella takes place two weeks after the events of Crimson Frost and is told from the perspective of Logan Quinn. I really enjoyed this novella (more than I enjoyed the other novellas in this series).
Even though Gwen has used her psychometry magic on Logan in previous books, this is the first time that we really get to see Logan's perspective. Whenever Gwen "flashes" on Logan, we learn about his feelings for her, but this novella gives us an insight into how the Reaper attack really affected Logan. For the first time in the series, Logan doubts himself, and I like that his experience really got the chance to be shown instead of explained/summarized in the rest of the series.
I also liked that some of the events in this novella foreshadow the events at the beginning of Midnight Frost, though I didn't realize it at first.
Though this novella had a complete arc, I would have loved it to be longer. It's a common complaint, but I really would have enjoyed reading more about the inner workings of Logan Quinn's mind and his relationship with his dad.