Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

black iceSummary from Goodreads

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.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK

My Review

I’m a huge fan of Becca Fitzpatrick’s work – so I was super duper excited to get my mitts on this little beauty! I had really high expectations and while I didn’t engage with it as much as her Hush Hush series it was still a really great read.

What Fitzpatrick does fantastically is sets the scene. I could vividly picture myself in the characters shoes, in the harshest of conditions in the cruelest of settings. Things were dark, dangerous and oh so edgy! I sat on a knifes edge as the chills and thrills kept me totally gripped and wanting more.

Having said that, I had no connection with main character Britt. She was an okay character but she just didn’t jump out of the page at me and make me love/hate her. As for her friend Korbie…grrr- she grated on my nerves as she was a total spoiled brat! I did like the boys though, they were dark, brooding and very secretive.

I never knew what would happen until around half way through and then I just knew. Even knowing the who and the whats didn’t take away from the enjoyment I got watching it all play out so fantastically and in glorious detail. Another thing I really liked was the little sparkle of a love interest and the will she, won’t she and the who can she trust moments.

Black Ice for me was a thrilling and devilishly dangerous tale. I enjoyed the brutal setting and the characters fight for survival. The second half for me was most definitely more interesting than the first. Bring on more works from Becca Fitzpatrick please!

3.5 / 5 Stars!

*Special thanks to Simon & Schuster for providing the review copy*

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