Sep 8, 2015

Book Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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Review by Suze

Britt has one wish, she wants to spend her spring break in the mountains. She's trained for months to be ready for the Teton Range. She's taking her best friend Korbie with her. Korbie isn't as keen on the whole idea as Britt, but she still decides to come along, mainly because it means she can spend time with her boyfriend. Britt is still in love with her ex Calvin, Korbie's brother, who's a fanatic hiker and she hopes he will be there as well. Korbie's parents have a big house in the mountains, but the two girls never arrive there. They get stranded in the middle of a snowstorm and they need to find a way to stay warm. Britt has Calvin's map of the area, so she knows a place nearby where they can get some shelter.

When Korbie and Britt finally arrive at the place they had in mind for shelter it's already occupied by two good-looking guys, Shaun and Mason. Mason isn't welcoming at all, he doesn't want to let them in, but Britt convinces them to change their minds. Soon she finds out that Shaun isn't a very nice guy, certainly not someone who can be trusted. He kidnaps both of the girls and Mason helps him with his plans. Things are going even more wrong when they decide to go out in the snow. Britt is the one who has the map, so they trust her directions. She wants to get to safety as soon as possible, but what is safety and where can she go?

Black Ice is a great thriller about a teenage girl who has to hike through the snow with two scary guys. Shaun is the frightening of the two and Britt starts to like Mason. She has a lot of unfinished business with Calvin, so it isn't wise, especially not since Mason is her kidnapper. The weather is horrible and Britt soon discovers that it was a good thing she had some training. I loved the way Becca Fitzpatrick described the horrible conditions and the dangers of hiking through such rough weather. The story is definitely gripping and I couldn't wait to find out how it would end. Of course I had my suspicions and they were pretty accurate, but that didn't change anything about the way I experienced the story. 

The weather is so important, it's a bit like a main character, which gave the story something extra. The setting is fantastic for a thriller, the mountains are unsafe when the weather is bad. Shaun is a creepy person, but is he the only one? I couldn't read fast enough, I had to find out what would happen next. Britt has to grow up really quickly. She has her flaws, but I liked that she faces them and that she's tough. If you like a good YA thriller I'd definitely recommend this book. I think Black Ice is a great, gripping read. 


  1. I LOVED this book. It was just such an exciting, thrilling read. I love having a book I don't want to put down.

  2. Ooh, fab review! Thanks for sharing, Suze! Well done, Becca! :) xx

  3. I tried the angel series by this author, I didn't like it. I dont think I will try anything by her any sooner but I'm glad you had a good time with it


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