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Black Ice by [Fitzpatrick, Becca]
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Britt Pfeiffer has never been that adventurous, but that's about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trekking trip with her. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, where they find two knights in shining armour. Or so they think.
Britt quickly realises that the girls need to get off the mountain, fast. In exchange for her life, she is forced to guide the boys down, and as they set out on a harrowing journey through the cold and snow, Britt realises the only way to escape with her life is to pretend she is on their side. But is gorgeous, sexy Mason an enemy or an ally? Tension mounts, and it's only a matter of time before things turn deadly . . .
Dark and adrenaline-filled, Black Ice will have you on the edge of your seat right until the final twist.

'An edge of your seat style thriller packed with action and bad boys' Sugarscape
'A heart- wrenching, climatic book with huge plot twists and lots of drama with a hint of sweet romance. An excellent book by the extremely gifted author' Kynthia Ravikumar, age 14, for

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  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (7 October 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Black Ice just gave me the chills.

I haven't read many suspense/thriller books before. I just haven't really come across one or gone out of my way to read one. I know of quite a few YA suspense books but I just haven't really been motivated enough to pick one up.

Really though, I read this in less than a day. An afternoon even. I wasn't rushing through it or anything, it's just one of those books where you can sit yourself down and watch the story unfurl in front of your eyes.

I genuinely had no idea which of the three guys did it. I suspected each them at one point. Just when I was like 'Aha! I knew it was you!' one of the other two guys would do something suspicious or something guilty about their past would be revealed. Although, I did have more trust in Mason more than the other two.

The main thing that attracted me to Black Ice would have been the author. Unlike a few other book bloggers I know, I am a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick's 'Hush, Hush' series and I was pretty sure I would like this one. My expectations weren't huge, but they were at around a four star review. I think this is actually a little better than I expected, even if this is actually a four star review. So I'd say it surpassed my expectations.

I'm just going to say that I wasn't a huge fan of the relationship between the main character and any of the guys. Whether it was the one between her and her ex-boyfriend or the one between her and Mason. I just wasn't sold.

Another problem I had was that I struggled with the idea that the main character and her best friend just went into a house with two strange older boys that hadn't (really) previously met. I mean, haven't you heard of 'stranger danger' and all that?
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This review contains spoilers. It would be almost impossible for me to get my thoughts across without delving into the story a bit, so read on at your own risk. Also there is not a whole lot of order to what I say. It was just getting thoughts out and being done with this book unfortunately.

I think that Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush Hush series would be one of my favourite series ever. I loved it. You only have to mention the name Patch and it sends me into a self induced swoony haze. When I saw that she was releasing a new book, I was pumped with excitement. The synopsis sounded amazing. Absolutely amazing. And that cover!! I don't mind admitting that I can be swayed to read a book by the cover alone, and this one was stunning. I was all in on this one. I couldn't get it in my hands quick enough.

Unfortunately, that's where my love ends. I found Black Ice to be one of the hardest books to get through this year. It took me two weeks to read it, and almost every page was hard work. Once again, it was my complete lack of care of the characters. I couldn't relate to any of them, on any level whatsoever. They frustrated me, they made me cringe, and they made me groan. There were many, many occasions where I was ready to give up, but I had people telling me to keep reading, because it would get better and that everything would come together. So forge ahead I did.

The premise of the story was actually pretty good. A girl held captive by two criminals, and to save her life she agrees to help them navigate their way off the mountain in blizzard conditions. It sounds awesome right? Unfortunately for me, it had some pretty big holes.
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This book was really intense and I loved it! Brit and her best friend decides to go to the mountains for their spring break but gets stuck in the snowstorm. When they decided to seek out a cabin to wait for the storm to blow over, they come upon a cabin occupied with two young men. This is where the real story begins.

It was dark and very realistic in her writing. There were unexpected twists throughout the book that kept you on the edge of the seat. The heroine was brave and was fast at adapting to different situations. This is one my first books by Becca Fitzpatrick and I must say I really enjoyed her writing. At first I felt that the beginning was going a little slow but then as the pace picks up and the actions just keeps coming right till This book was really intense and I loved it! Brit and her best friend decides to go to the mountains for their spring break but gets stuck in the snowstorm. When they decided to seek out a cabin to wait for the storm to blow over, they come upon a cabin occupied with two young men. This is where the real story begins.

It was dark and very realistic in her writing. There were unexpected twists throughout the book that kept you on the edge of the seat. The heroine was brave and was fast at adapting to different situations.

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This is the first I have read of Becca Fitzpatrick even though I have her Hush Hush series sitting in my TBR pile. I can go either way on this book.
Let me write my review in tandem of good and not so good – that’s not to say it was bad – these are just things I made note of as I was reading as they irked me slightly.
Good: The suspense is good. The characters kept me guessing. As much as they were a predictable, the story line kept coming from left field and that made it really interesting.
Not So Good: Guessed how it was going to pan out but kept reading to confirm if my thoughts were correct.
Good: Scene setting. I was able to visualise all the locations which really helped with the suspense building.
Not So Good: The frenemy relationship between Britt and Korbie. Why they are friends is beyond me.
Not So Good: The pining for her ex- Calvin. It started to get annoying and made me start to think of Britt in an unfriendly light of ‘honey – do you need a vowel? He doesn’t want you! Solve the puzzle!’
Overall: if you put the relationships in a place of ‘they are young – that’s what frenemy and broken relationships are like and how they cause people to react. The suspense was great. In between dealing with real life things, I was keen to get back to the book to see what would transpire.
A good young adult read, concerns me though when authors write about toxic relationships that are then idolised. This book tends to lean towards that trap.

I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from Net Galley to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think Twice Before Hiking in the Mountains 17 October 2014
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Wow, what an intense book! As a fan of suspense and psychological thrillers (parts of this book reminded me of "Criminal Minds") with some steamy romance mixed in, I could hardly put this book down. I kept coming back to it at the earliest opportunity because I needed to know how it was going to end.
It took me a little while to warm up (pun intended) to Britt, but once I got past the seeming shallowness of her personality, she was easier to relate to and root for while fighting for her life in the frozen mountains. And I have to say, the descriptions of her journey through the woods was so ingenious that I found myself shivering in commiseration.
And then there's Mason. Also known as Jude. He was interesting, to say the least, and harder to pin down in terms of his goals for being in this situation. I doubted his intentions along with Britt, yet came to the conclusion that if really was a cold-blooded killer, he'd had plenty of opportunities to attack Britt. But he continued to look out for her, protect her. When Britt thought that he was the monster of the story, I thought she was nuts. I had a sneaking suspicion of who was really behind the murders, and when it was confirmed, the danger level for Britt and Jude skyrocketed.
I was glad for the epilogue; I thought it was a lovely way to wrap up the whole novel. And after reading a few reviews where people were labeling Britt as having Stockholm Syndrome... I could see why that would come up, but in my opinion, two people could meet under extreme circumstances and God (or fate or destiny or whatever you believe in) could use it the bring some light out of the darkness. That's how I choose to see Jude and Britt's relationship.
Great story, awesome setting, intense nail-biter. Read it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Becca Fitzpatrick Delivers Another Hit 8 November 2014
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Rating: 4 stars

This was one exciting adventure that has so many twists and turns, you will be left wanting even more. While I don't think this is as good as Hush, Hush, I think Becca Fitzpatrick has done an excellent job at separating herself from the series, and showing her talent as an author. She has switched genres, and shown that she is definitely a competitor in different markets. Her writing (which is something I always loved about the Hush Hush series) is utterly fantastic, and you feel as if you are in the mountains, suffering the biting winds and intense cold along with the characters. I loved the mystery/thriller aspect, and it keeps the story interesting. However, I honestly think this is a story about a girl finding herself more than anything else. While this probably isn't what the original purpose of the book was, I thought it showed a girl who is put in an unfortunate and terrifying situation, and becoming a stronger, braver person because of it.

Originally when I started reading, I wasn't sure if I was going to like the story. Britt was getting on my nerves with how much she depended on the men in her life, and in the beginning she appeared a bit whiny. I kept getting frustrated at her character for not sticking up for herself with her best friend, Korbie, or with her ex-boyfriend (who is also Korbie's brother), Calvin. She was extremely foolish and irritating. You might be saying, "Wait...I thought you said you liked this story...." And I did. The thing with Britt's character is that when she starts off, she is very childish. However, throughout the story, she grows into her own, and becomes a very strong female lead. Britt is definitely not the same person at the end of the story as she was at the beginning. Ms. Fitzpatrick did an excellent job at crafting Britt's growth over the course of the story, and it was actually quite enjoyable to read and witness. Mason had me from the beginning. I will admit when we meet him again, I was leery of him, but as the story progressed, I started coming up with theories. Things weren't adding up with his character, and this led to another interesting aspect of this story, the mystery behind the characters. Every character in this book has something to hide (and I mean every character). Granted, I did figure out why Mason was there, but it still drove the story, and gave it that extra special something.

The setting was one of my favorite aspects about this entire story. The setting was extremely well described, and I truly felt like I was right there hiking along with the characters, desperate to find their way through the blizzard. There is a major twist towards the end, and if you pay close attention, you can figure it out. However, it is definitely a surprise if you don't figure it out (it's still shocking even if you had suspicions). I think the action at the end is another highlight of the book because it is where Britt truly steps up and shows just how far she has come.

While this book might not be for everyone, I highly recommend it for anyone who is a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick or just likes reading mystery/thriller novels. Becca Fitzpatrick delivers an action-packed story that is full of intense moments, and will leave you longing for more.

Happy reading :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps You On The Edge of Your Seat 19 October 2014
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Black Ice is a book I have been looking forward to for a very very long time. I am a huge fan of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush series and couldn’t wait to see what she delivered next. While I didn’t love Black Ice as much as I did Hush Hush, it was still a really good read and I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.

Britt is our main character and I love her because she grows a lot over the course of the book. She starts off very dependent on others and a bit naïve. A lot of people have called her weak, but nobody who survives what Britt survived can be considered weak in my opinion. She may not be strong in the kick butt sense, but she is smart and a survivor. When she gets into the dangerous situation she does everything she can to try and think her way out of it. Also a lot of people have said she is too dependent on the men in her life, and yes she starts out that way but I think that is really a product of her age. She is young and has a Dad and an older brother who have always doted on and protected her; she never had to learn anything else. But the minute she needs to stand on her own two feet she does and I think that is what really counts.

Then there is Mason. Becca has a real knack for creating bad and dangerous boys, but creating them in a way that you can’t really resist them. Clearly Mason is dangerous, but it is also clear that there is a lot more going on than meets the eye. He is intriguing and mysterious and you really cannot help but be drawn into him. Mason was a good character.

While Becca creates wonderful guys, she also has a knack for creating the worst best friends known to man. Holy moly I hated Korbie and I know it was intentional that I hate her. I recognize that. I just had to acknowledge how much I hated her. She was a horrible friend and just not really a good person. She really drove me insane. I enjoyed the book so much more once she was no longer part of the main storyline.

What I really liked about Black Ice is the constant danger throughout the entire story. The characters are not safe and not just because of a murderer but also because of the conditions. I’m not going to lie. I guessed the twist very very early on, I think it was around the 10% mark where I went “yepp, that’s it” and then I got another big portion of the twist before the 50% mark. Honestly anyone who reads regularly will probably see it. Some of it is very “hey look at me, here is what you are supposed to think” and then some of it is supposed to be subtle but it’s so subtle it practically screams “I am a clue”. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I hope it does. I also want to stress that while I did guess the twist it didn’t ruin the story for me. I still enjoyed the ride. Yes I did peg the twists pretty early on, so when Britt jumped to the conclusion I was supposed to jump to (the wrong conclusion), I was frustrated. I wanted her to be smart. But then I thought about it realistically. If this were a real life situation, she came to the right conclusion, the only conclusion she could really come to based on the facts she had and she probably made the right decision based on those facts. When you are outside of it and reading the book you are looking for the twist, so if you have that knowledge and know it’s not supposed to be what it clearly is, then it is easier to find. So really I can’t fault Britt for her reaction even if I was internally screaming NOOOOOO.

All in all, Black Ice was a really good read and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. It was thrilling and addictive and a definite page turner. Black Ice proved Becca Fitzpatrick is capable of more than just paranormal romance and I look forward to what she has in store for us next.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Grade: "Dont eat yellow snow." 8 November 2014
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I'm no Major in Thrillers, though many say they're arent an abundance of 'suspense' in YA literature, but i can safetly tell you that i was momentarily on edge in one scene. One. Its too bad because this book has a passable premise, two girls (I say Girls because sometimes, I mean Girls are Clever just not these too). Britt Pffeifer? our main lead. She's obsessive over her boyfriend even after they broke up a year or six months ago? She spends no less than Half the book contemplating and Hoping that he will take her back, even after He cheated on her, she still wants him. *Headbang* So she wants to take a vacation treking a fourty mile hike over her Vacation and invites her friend, korbie i believe?
Long story short they end up in a snow storm, get out of car to look for help not even bothering to take supplies they abandoned in car and come across a isolated cabin where two men proceed to kidnap them at Gunpoint forcing them to guide them off the mountain.

this was first and last Fitzpatrick read, I personally didnt care for her characters, they lacked something and this was a solid disapointment for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One word: Wow 9 November 2014
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I could rewrite the synopsis a hundred times and not give this book justice. I had grown accustomed to the typical YA/NA style of books happening, with instantaneous love and trust and all that yuckity yuck.

I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. Becca Fitzpatrick has one of the most realistic views in her books that I have seen in so long -- even in supernatural settings, such as Hush, Hush. However, Hush, Hush can hardly compare to Black Ice. This book is so incredibly written and thoroughly thought out, it was worth the long wait all fans of Becca had to suffer through for her next great debut. I've read plenty of books where I feel safe saying Black Ice is amazing, and by far the best book I've read for the year of 2014. This novel made me cry, laugh, and fall in love with all of the characters. There's so many twists and turns that, for once, I couldn't keep up and was definitely shocked by several points in the novel. Don't even try to predict what's going to happen; you're more than likely wrong. Which is such a refresher.

Each of the characters was lovable in their own way - even the antagonist(s). The setting was so vivid I think I got frostbite a couple of times as I was reading. The romance was definitely my favorite, mixed in with the suspense and adventure that made this novel such a fantastic piece. Mason is in no way manipulative, stalkerish, forcive, abusive, or threatening. In fact, we get constant reminders that he can truly be trusted. He does his best to protect Britt, and although he's not an open book, she can definitely catch on that he's different. Not good. Just different.

The romance starts as an attraction and grows. Britt is an extremely strong, smart, witty character - another reprieve from the 'usual'. She is in no way a damsel in distress. She refuses to be left to her fate and grows so much in a few days, which seems so accurate with the turmoil she's been shoved into.

And the end...

Let's just say Mason is my new favorite male character. Read it for yourself and find out! I promise you this is worth every penny you put into buying it. I'm so glad I bought a solid copy of this book. Now I can go back and read my favorite scenes with ease and admire it on my shelf with love.

I don't normally write reviews but I had to for this one. I'd give this book 1000/5 stars if I could. Bravo, Becca Fitzpatrick. You have completely wowed me and I look forward to your next piece.