Author: Jennifer Estep Publish Date: February 25, 2014 Pages: 384
Stars: 3 out of 5
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.
This series has been a fun, light read. I feel like this book is the exception. Every chapter in the beginning seemed like Gwen was a Debbie downer. I understand being in a war and always having to watch your back can make you suspicious. But I felt like the author took Gwen’s character to an entire new level of negativity. Before, Gwen always had hope or accepted reassurance from her friends and family. Now she can’t even do that. This book really made it seem like it was Gwen against Loki. Her friends kind of took a back seat.
But in a way, that’s how you were supposed to feel, seeing as the book was about the final battle between Loki and Gwen. The entire book, with the exception of the last two chapters, was full of extreme emotion. From fear, love, loss, pain, and rage, Gwen felt all of these and everything in between. Some of the situations Gwen found herself in had me rolling my eyes. But nonetheless, it’s easy to fall into the simple story plot. So easy, the I read the book in less than a day.
The author did a nice job wrapping the story up and creating a nice closure for the series. There was hint at a spin off with Rory being the main focus but who k owns if that will ever happen. Overall, I was happy with the series and the book. It wasn’t anything that left me with a Wow feeling but it was entertaining. Definitely recommended for a younger ya audience.