Gwen Frost has faced the Reapers on multiple occasions and has survived. She has defended Mythos Academy alongside her friends, killed Reapers, and watched classmates die. She knows she will be the one who has to kill Loki, but how can she possibly kill a god?! She has the silver bracelet with holly leaves and mistletoe, but no clue on how to use it. She has her psychometry, touch magic, but is unsure how it will help her. When her grandmother is kidnapped, Gwen will do anything to save her, including betraying her friends and classmates and possibly strengthen Loki in the process. Can Gwen truly save the day or will she and her friends perish at the hand of the evil Reapers and Loki?
I love the world Jennifer Estep has created and Mythos Academy itself and am sorry to see the end of series. I loved Gwen's strength and her and Logan's sweet and often tested relationship. There were also some great secondary characters, including Gwen's Valkyrie friend Daphne and Gwen's grandmother. Estep even did an excellent job with the non-human characters, like Gwen's sword Vic and the Eir gryphons. Vic was as much a friend to Gwen as her human friends and I also enjoyed how Estep portrayed mythological creatures on both sides of the battles. This series included several strong female characters and lots of snarky word play. These were some of my favorite quick and easy reads, so I will be looking to fill this gap. Another strong point, I read the full series in less than a year, which is very rare for me! It was the perfect ending to the series. 5 cups of cocoa!