Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Thriller, Young Adult
*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.
Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.
But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?
BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick is a thriller, and one you won’t be able to put down easily. This is a – do not read in the middle of the night in your empty house – kind of book. If your only free hours of the day happen to be late at night like mine though, you’ve been warned. I found myself getting so caught up in the story, that when my cat jumped up on my bed I almost had a minor heart attack. That being said, I think anyone who enjoys a good mystery will love this.
The story is about Britt Pfeiffer, a teenage girl who is determined to backpack the Teton Range on her spring break. She brings along her best friend, whose family (conveniently) owns a cabin called Idlewilde, in Grand Teton National Park. Becca Fitzpatrick writes so vividly, you’ll have a hard time NOT imagining the snow-covered mountains for yourself. What starts off as a spring break trip, quickly escalates into a kidnapping that involves two men who are wanted and on the run.
One of the things I really enjoyed about this book was seeing Britt’s character evolve from the start of the book to the end. Before going on this trip, she lived at home with her dad and her older brother, who constantly did everything for her. Over the years she had become so dependent on them doing everything for her, that she started to lean on men in general, whether it was her family or a boy she was dating. Her experiences in the mountains force her to use her own critical thinking and logic, to get her out of numerous dangerous situations.
If I didn’t already give it away at the start of this review, I have to say I loved this book! As someone who reads constantly, sometimes I find myself getting bored and falling into a reading slump. About two weeks ago before I received this book, that’s where I was at. Every book I started to read wasn’t holding my interest, and I felt like I was reading the same recycled ideas and themes. Black Ice broke me out of that slump though and was the first book I’ve read by Becca Fitzpatrick. Overall I was extremely impressed by her writing, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future!
Reviewed by the lovely Emily!
My name’s Emily and I’m a 21 year old college student. I’m studying business and english, with the hopes of getting into editing and publishing when I graduate. I live in Wisconsin and when I’m not busy cramming for exams or working, I’m reading books at an alarming rate, or writing. I also enjoy photography and camping with my family. I love reading all types of books, but my favorite is fantasy!
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