Brit Pheiffer 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 ...more
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...for a minute there, I’d thought I was going to have to save myself. Instead, I’d wandered into the protective care of a sexy older man.It is easy to criticize the Orson Scott Cards of the world for their misogyny and hatred of women within novels, but the fact remains that the Bella Swans, the Luce Prices, the Bethany Churches of this world are written by female authors. It is a tragic, depressing fact, made more so that it feels like a betrayal of one's gender.
This is a fairytale, because i ...more
So maybe I was asking for it because I hated Hush, Hush, but I was genuinely curious to see if/how Fitzpatrick's writing had improved and changed over the last few years. I believe in second chances... god help me. ...more
This is officially the worst book I've read this year. I was skeptical going in, I haven't heard great things about this author's popular series, but I went in with an open mind ... Which quickly closed again because from page one this book was a nightmare.
Why I hated it?
- The plot is ridiculous. It has a bunch of twists and turns, sure, but they're of the headdesk variety. They don't feel clever, they just feel frustrating.
- The characters are so dumb. Oh my god. They were cons ...more
Don't you hate it that people haven't even read this book and are already judging it. Saying it's going to be bad. It's like seriously if your going to go in with a negative point of view why bother reading it at all? I hate reading reviews where people don't even want to give the book a chance they just want to bash it. Yeah I get it not all books are great and deserve praise but at least give it a chance before you bash it.
That was one entertaining ride!
Things the I loved:
- I liked the overall atmosphere/setting of this book. I know that the LAST place I would want to be stranded and taken hostage would be in the mountains when it's snowing. THAT WOULD BE THE ABSOLUTE WORST.
- Even though I thought the plot was a bit predictable at times, I still had several moments where I was SCREAMING at my book "WHO DO I TRUST? WHO'S THE BAD GUY? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? WHO'S GOING TO DIE?".
- The ending was satisfy ...more
Cons - the characters made some really dumb decisions and I just didn't care enough about them to be completely invested. Some aspects of the story were pretty far-fetched and a few plot threads were just left dangling.
Overall - It wasn't amazing, but ...more
It's true that Black Ice is entertaining and kept my interest, more than most YA thrillers, though I'm admittedly hard on the genre in this age category. It's not unlike adult romantic thrillers yo ...more
Hmm, this is a hard one to review. While I would change a few—many—things about the characters, I still enjoyed it and found it suspenseful and unpredictable.
I did see some things happening but then there were always those details and new information that made me doubt. It was pretty well done. The author did a good job stepping from paranormal (Hush, Hush) to thriller. I was surprised by the course of events in the plot.
The way this story begins, you will think that maybe it’s going to be one ...more
Let's start with the main characters. When I pick up a book to ...more
This book entertained me and kept me guessing. I really enjoyed the mystery elements and how I could not trust anyone, but the book does have some flaws.
With this book, everything good that I like about it, there is something that I don't like so much.
I was very intrigued by the characters and their motives. I couldn't wait to find out the truth. However, the main character is a little vanilla. She did not have any qualities that made me really like her, she was just there. She also says/do ...more
Becca, I'm still paralyzed with the fangirling and admiration for Patch. AND NOW I HAVE ANOTHER BOOK TO TAKE AWAY ANY TRACES OF MY NORMALCY THAT HUSH, HUSH MISSED TO TAKE AWAY?
I will not stand for this. I call for justice. It's wrong to hypnotize people with your writing.
Eh, oh well, it's not like I have a social life, anyways. I'm just gonna...you know...pop some popcorn, saddle into my bed, and turn pages of your new b ...more
But man, the romance. *pokes out eyeballs*. First, I'm sorry but that was totally Stockholm Syndrome. Or at least it started that way, which creeped me out more than it made me swoon. This dude is forc ...more
Britt Pfeiffer is a 17-year-old girl who goes on a trip with her best friend, chaperoned by her best friend's brother and ex-boyfriend of hers. The two friends set out on a car but the weather gets out of hand and they are stranded alone in their vehicle with no connection to the outside world. They decide to seek out a cabin and stay warm otherwise they'll freeze to death. They find a cabin and they kno ...more
And if I wasn't convinced, this is what seals it: "BLACK ICE is gritty and frightening, twisty and sexy. There's a touch of paranormal. The stakes are high and there is a definite case of it's-not-what-it-seems going on..."
What I loved most about Hush, Hush (and missed in Crescendo), was the WTFery. The creepiness, the never quite knowing if N ...more
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss
Summary (from Goodreads):
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 un ...more
Thrilling, mysterious and completely captivating! Although most of my experience with YA standalone novels has been with contemporary romances, Black Ice opened my eyes to a side of YA I had never had much interest in exploring before. Okay, so yes this book does have some romance in it, but what really makes Black Ice so great is the core focus on murder, secrets and shady pasts.
Basic summary of the storyline? Two best-friends named Britt ...more
Britt Pfeiffer is one of those characte ...more
2) Part psychological thriller, part survival with a touch of the paranormal.
3) Standalone novel
They ask: Do you want?
I say: Heckyeah!
So I haven't read Hush, Hush but this one has all the right flavours...
Black Ice is a surprisingly exciting YA contemporary thriller, full of twists and heart-stopping moments. Thrillers finally seem to be finding their place in the YA market and I couldn’t be happier about it. This being my first encounter with Becca Fitzpatrick’s work, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I needn’t have feared. Her control over the story is absolute, her sense of pacing is quite good, and her characters are flawlessly created, three-dimensional and very much alive.
To start with I hated every single character with a passion. The main character Britt was a complete brat. She was self entitled and had this big thing about being independent and tough. However she was stupid and naive. She walked into stupid situations without thinking. I hated her best friend (kadie? Kodie? Whatever ...) she was even dimmer than her friend and a complete bitch to the girl who was su ...more
"I craned my neck to look at him and put on my best little girl pout. "I need money for gas, Daddy."
"My cell phone blared Rod Steward crooning, "If you want my body," and I held off answering for a moment so I could belt out the "and you think I'm sexy" part al ...more
This book is not for everyone. There are handful of moments that would make some readers uncomfortable, squirm on their seats and rage. I guess I read it with the right mindset.
In a nutshell Black Ice seems like another shoddy attempt at a mystery – thriller book, but I kid you not…this is actually a stellar standalone novel. Not everyone is going to love Black Ice while others will absolutely devour it. That’s a fact and a logic that works for every b ...more
So Here is link to my Non-Spoiler Review:
I have a Spoiler Review In the works but its taking some time since I basically have to reread the book *Eye Roll*
Thanks to Alyssa (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6...) who volunteered to go over this review (and The Future Spoiler Review) and it
was Bad haha and she made it more coherent because before it was just some ranty mess which even I barely understand at times.
I'm wo ...more
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....more
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she
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"And I'm not talking about the dry, noncommittal, meaningless kiss you forget about as soon as it's over." I scrambled out of my stupor long enough to quip, "Like last night's kiss?"
He cocked an eyebrow.
"That so? I wonder, then, why you moaned my name after you drifted to sleep."
"I did not!"
"If only I'd had a video recorder. When was the last time you were really kissed?" he repeated."You seriously think I'm going to tell you?" "Your ex?" he guessed. "And if he was?"
"Was it your ex who taught you to be ashamed and uncomfortable with intimacy? He took from you what he wanted, but never seemed to be around when you wanted something back, isn't that right? What do you want, Britt?" he asked me point-blank.
"Do you really want to pretend like last night never happened?"
"Whatever happened between me and Calvin isn't your business,” I fired back.
"For your information, he was a really great boyfriend. I-I wish I was with him right now!" I exclaimed untruthfully.
My careless comment made him flinch, but he recovered quickly.
"Does he love you?"
"What?" I said, flustered.
"If you know him so well, it shouldn't be a hard question. Is he in love with you? Was he ever in love with you?"
I tossed my head back haughtily. "I know what you're doing. You're trying to cut him down because you're-you're jealous of him!"
"You're damn right I'm jealous,” he growled. "When I kiss a girl, I like to know she's thinking about me, not the fool who gave her up.”