Once again, I was a bit bothered by the repeating information from the previous novels, but that could also (once again) be because I read this back-to-back from the prequel. And once again, I was really bothered by how predictable the book was, since I was certain that so-and-so was Loki’s champion long before her identity was revealed. AND I knew where her mom was hiding the Helheim dagger. (Seriously, nothing fools me these days.)
I still liked Gwen’s snarky attitude though and the new twist on her touch magic. The characters in this novel were really fun, though a little clichéd, of course. But my favorite characters are always non-human: Vic (a sword) and Nott (a Fenrir wolf). Because Vic is just HILARIOUS and Nott is just ADORABLE (though she can be frightening).
Jennifer Estep did make an attempt to make Gwen less stupid, so I’m happy about that. ‘Cause Gwen actually sort-of guessed right at Loki’s champion’s identity, though I honestly still think she should have gotten the clue way before.
I was irritated with the romance in this book. Sure, Logan and Gwen both have admitted that they liked each other, but are they doing anything about it? No. Really, could they give it a try? But the ending satisfied me enough, along with that excerpt from Crimson Frost.
Dark Frost is a promising novel; the ending tells of more to come, both plot-wise and romance-wise. Even though I was unsatisfied with its predictability, I know that I will eagerly await Crimson Frost.
Source: Galley received from publisher for review
Previously published on my blog: http://fictionfervor.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/review-dark-frost-by-jennifer-estep/