Author: Jennifer Estep
Series: Book Six in the Mythos Academy Series
Published By: Kensington Teen (February 25, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before–and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.
Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic–and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about.
Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good … or I am.
I know I have said this numerous times in the past but it bares repeating, it will never get easy saying goodbye to a beloved series. Never.
And this is definitely one of those series that I really don't want to say goodbye too, I love them far too much and as I sit here and right this review, I already miss them and am sad that it is all over.
Gwen, Grandma Frost, Nyx, Daphne, Oliver, Logan, Nickamedis, Vic, Alexei, Metis, Ajax, Carson, they are like family now and you never want to have to say goodbye to family forever, well not unless they are the perverted uncle or the obnoxious cousin that will never leave you alone.
Either way, you know what I am saying. I knew this was going to be a hard read and one I was a little worried about. I was so nervous someone beloved would be hurt or killed again or worse, something awful would happen to Gwen herself and while I of course, won't say what happened, I will say there was one absolute epic battle that took place.
It was brutal, it was fierce and it showed no mercy. People were maimed, they were murdered and they were destroyed. There was lots of gore and blood and it all went down exactly like I thought it would, not that it was predictable mind you, but that is was a fantastic battle to the end.
This amazing group of friends were as wonderful as ever and I loved them all the more as they worked together and had each other's back. I love their unity, their understanding and their camaraderie. I couldn't have created a more diverse, great bunch of people if I tried. You can tell that Estep loves them, that she put her heart and soul into them and it shows in her writing and in the way she ended it all.
Am I happy with the way it was all brought together? Absolutely but I am sad too because it is really over, at least for now, for a good long time. And I am going to miss them just like I would miss anyone I cared about that went away to someplace I could never talk to them again but I am pleased too because it was a good solid ending. One with lots of promise and one with lots of hope. It won't be easy now for any of them, it never will be, but it will be happier and lighter and most of them will get their happily ever after and I love that. I love that we got glimpses of what will happen in the future, that was brilliant.
I love that all my questions were answered (especially about Raven!) and then some. I love that I feel contented and not cheated out of something I felt should have happened or out of something that didn't. I think a lot of people will be pleased with the way the author choose to end it and wrap it all up.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*