I read these books in quick succession. It took me three days to finish them all, and I didn't have time to write reviews in between, so...I'm reviewing them all together. I'll try to keep it as spoiler-free as possible. I may do full reviews later, but for right now I thought it was the easiest way to review them all quickly and simply. A lot of aspects--character development, plot, pacing, writing--are going to be the same, and writing a bunch of reviews for that would be very repetitive. I did write separate reviews for Spartan Frost and Midnight Frost.
Good book, but not the best in the series. The plot was kind of slow and while the world building was good, I felt like the whole book was world building. It was just one big information dump. I liked the characters and I liked how they were introduced, but I think there is so much more in store for these characters. The book was very exciting at the end, though. I think Gwen was a good main character and she will be strong, but I was wary of her relationship with Logan. That might cloud her judgement in the future. I do, however, love Daphne. I love her role in the book and how she wasn't a classic mean girl. I would consider this more of a prequel, though, to the rest of the series. If you didn't like it, I recommend trying to read the sequel. The action and adventure picks up there.
I enjoyed Kiss of Frost a lot, but I didn't agree with a lot of the romance. Logan didn't really break Gwen's heart; they weren't in love. She barely knew him. I didn't really like Logan anyway, especially since he seems like he's trying to make Gwen jealous. There was more action in this one and the plot and pacing were much better; I read this in one sitting. It was the perfect length and I think tat the writing holds a certain unique quality not found in many authors. I don't know what to call the quality yet, but Jennifer L. Armentrout has it. I liked how the series was going at this point and I was interested, invested, in the characters. The somewhat predictable ending was a disappointment, though. The "twist" wasn't all that surprising, and I wasn't not sure how I feel about Logan and Gwen's relationship at this point. Overall I did enjoy the book, and I think it was better than the first one.
I liked that this book focused more on Gwen and her journey. The book did a good job of balancing Gwen and her character development with action and romance. I decided that I didn't like Logan and Gwen's...whatever they are. Logan doesn't help Gwen as much as cause her heartache and stall her mission because of her feelings. Gwen isn't a strong character with Logan and I do want them to be together, but I want Gwen to defeat the reapers first. I also don't like how Logan has a dark past. It was very annoying that he was so broody and self-hating. Gwen and Logan's relationship is so on and off, I don't know where they stand.
Gwen's hunt for the dagger is interesting. It was a little too convenient but it kept me interested. I think this book was good, though, and the series is getting better.
The book was frustrating, and that's what made it good. Crimson Frost fully invested me in the world and characters because I really wanted Gwen to win. I wanted her to be revealed as Nike's champion, and I wanted Loki's champion to win. The annoying thing about the book was that Loki's champion always managed to get away! Ugh. I thought Gwen would have gotten her once. Gwen was brave in the book, but also stupid at the end. I was right about Logan clouding her judgement. But now he has another excuse to brood. Goodness, he needs to get over it and move on, otherwise everyone else will move on without him. I hated Logan's dad, too, because he was so oblivious to the facts that redeemed Gwen. The twist wasn't too good in this book, but the ending left me reeling. Thankfully Spartan Frost held me over.