Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Monday, November 10, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I was not a fan of Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush series, but everyone was raving about this book, saying how much better it was than her others. A lot of the bloggers I trust, said that it was excellent in comparison to her past work, so I was inclined to trust them and order a copy for myself to see what all the hullabaloo was about.

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: June 17th, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller, Contemporary
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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? (Goodreads)

My Bookish Likes:
This book was intense. It was 100% complete suspense and kept you at the edge of your seat from the first page right up until the very end. There were not any lulls at all, and I found myself reading as often as I could because I couldn’t not read.

My Bookish Loves:
Unlike her Hush, Hush series, this is a much more feminist book. The main character is strong willed and smart! She’s not a dumb teen who doesn’t think logically. She survives by her logic and brains, and I absolutely loved that! 

I also enjoyed the fact that this book wasn’t as predictable as other YA books. If you’re not used to reading thrillers such as these, all the twists and turns will surprise you and add to the suspense. 

Final Thoughts:
Overall, I quite enjoyed this book. It was a wonderful change of pace after reading Marie Lu’s The Young Elites, and I found that Black Ice was exactly what I needed to get out of my reading funk. 

I gave this book 4 stars on my Goodreads.


  1. Ohhh, I definitely want to read this now! I didn't hate Hush Hush, but I was really torn about it. I was kind of freaked at the super abusive relationship and I didn't really think about that...but YES. Hush Hush is totally anti-feminist. So I do want to try Black Ice! I've heard a lot of negatives about it so far, so it'll be a library read for me. Just in case. ;-)

    1. I really enjoyed this book! It won't be the best book you will read all year, but it's still really good!

  2. So glad you enjoyed this one! People either love it or hate it so I've been hesitant to really pick it up. I think do want to give it a try though. Thanks for the review :D

    1. It's good if you don't expect it to blow you away. But it's a nice quick thriller that will keep the tension up, if that's what you are looking for.

  3. I just got this one at a discount. I didn't think Hush, Hush was that bad (although the main character was TSTL). I don't remember the writing being terrible, though, so I thought I'd give this one a try.

  4. I've read some iffy reviews on this one, so I'm not sure I'll pick it up - although you make a great point that sometimes you need a lighter read after a darker one, so maybe I'll feel like reading this book sometime! It's great to know that there is some good suspense in this one!

    1. Yeah, but I think that if you take the book for what it is, it's really good. You can't expect your jaw to drop or anything, but it's a nice fluff/thriller read. :)


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