Ice in My Veins
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Ice in My Veins

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  232 ratings  ·  33 reviews
When a 16 year old, small town girl, Christine Matthews, from Dryden, Michigan gets a shot at playing semi- professional hockey on a boys hockey team she jumps at the opportunity.

Follow her ups and downs as she tackles some of lives hardships, surprises, and victories as she reaches out to catch her dreams. Journey with her as she struggles through some of life's tough sit...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 24th 2010 by Authorhouse
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Oh boy. Where do I begin? I found the idea for this novel interesting, but it was very poorly written. There were grammar and spelling mistakes that are really third grade mistakes, and I don't know whether to put it to being the e-book version or not, but I don't think so. There were phrases too, that I couldn't believe were in there! It really was written like someone fresh out of junior high or something.

First off, the timeline, after her first year with the Gophers, made no sense. It was ju...more
This could have been good. This could have been really good.

But the grammar and spelling errors were was atrocious. You can't make it through a paragraph without finding at least one.

The tone was that of a juvenile and while the girl is young, it was just too much "tell" and not enough "show" and she just came off as an arrogant brat to me. The pacing was ridiculously fast for important parts and then agonizingly slow for scenes like Chrissy getting dressed/putting up her hair/etc.

Eva Mcneil
I picked up this book because some of the girls I know were discussing it and it sounded interesting and different. I wasn't disappointed. I debated about what rating to give this book because I would have liked the story to continue on into a second book. The story itself was wonderful. This is the reason for my 5 star rating.

I could so relate to the relationship Chrissy has with her family. I also feel like the black sheep of my family. I find it extremely hard to related to my father like sh...more
Karen L
I wasn't sure what to make of this book but my friend reads anything and everything and so I borrowed it from her. I liked it alot. It's different. My brother is a hockey player and he also read it when I told him about it. He agreed with me. It's a very different kind of book with so many truths. My brother said what the main character goes through is realistic in the hockey world. I love that she's a strong enough character to hold steadfast to her morals and beliefs. I think every young girl...more
Gemma Riley
I enjoy reading books by first time novelists. There is a first time for everyone and for most they are full of bad reviews. For Indie writers and self published authors, it's worse. I love reading their novels because it's like breathing new life into a dull market. I believe it's the trends that kill me. One vampire series does great and a million writers follow hoping for their books or series to hit it big. It becomes about the money.

This novel has not been properly edited. That is obvious...more
Ashley Jessip
I really loved this book. As an ex of an OHL hockey player this book is closer to reality than many people might think. When I was dating my boyfriend girls stalked him all the time. They stalked me and wrote terrible things about me on the internet hoping he would break up with me. As for the group sex - it really happens in the hockey world. It's part of the sport. It's horrible that it happens but that is the main reason my relationship ended. I don't know any hockey player in the OHL that ha...more
I enjoyed this book. I found it to be very inspirational and truthful. I liked how the author was realistic about some of the situations a young female hockey player could encounter. I also feel that it shows young teens that you don't have to be a follower, you can have things you want by following your own path in life and not worrying about what others think. I know the book is geared towards readers 13 to mid 20's. I am in my 50's and I really enjoyed this book. I think it is a nice read for...more
Pam Dungonal
I bought this book off a myspace add because the book trailer caught my attention. I wasn't expecting much from this first time author but was pleasantly surprised. For a first novel I thought it was wonderful. The writer makes the main character realistic and inviting. I felt along with the main character. What a frustrating and trying situation for any young girl to be in. It made me look at the world of hockey with new eyes. Maybe I will actually watch a game with my husband next time he's wa...more
Dec 06, 2010 Bookgeek rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: to anyone who wants a light read
Recommended to Bookgeek by: a friend
The story is told in first person from the perspective of Christine Matthews a young 16 year old girl trying to make her dreams a reality. It's a rare story that combines suspense, desire, love and friendship. I found that the main character is extremely compelling. If you ever played competative sports you will love this book.
Megan Tessier
I got this book yesterday and finished it tonight. I really liked it. I'm just a sucker for a sweet love story.
Teazia Cockburn
Good book - I liked Moose better though, but still, great book.
Jac (For Love and Books)
**3.5 Stars**

I'm on a sports kick lately with my books, and especially into girls playing hockey!! (Perhaps because I'm spending 3 days a week at the ice arena with my daughter!) So Ice in my Veins was particularly appealing.

I struggled with my thoughts on this book for quite awhile. I was torn between feeling inspired and feeling frustrated. And in the end, I enjoyed the story more than the negative aspects.

Christine has to overcome a lot in this book. Her passion is hockey, and her family is...more
Nessa Morgan
I was so hopeful for this book - so very, very hopeful for this book - because it's about a girl that plays hockey and wants to play it professionally. I love hockey, I am a girl that plays hockey, granted, I will never have the dream to be a pro because I only played for two years in college and it's the funniest sight you'd ever see, me on skates, but I just love the thought of a girl having this impossible dream and working on her way to achieve it.

Now, like I said, I was just so hopeful for...more
Mia Hastings
I loved..loved...loved, this book. I had read some good and bad reviews about this book. Once again I am so glad I didn't let the reviews effect deciding to read this book. I think this was a completely different sort of book. It was very realistic. I read one review that mentioned that at 17 the girls parents wouldn't let her go away. She must not play any competative sports. It's a requirement that your kid be able to travel - sometimes out of the country to play or compete. Also in my high sc...more
Dana Martin

This book was pretty cool with a hockey heroine, who faces a mixture of real problems a teen can face. As a teen it's hard out there and books like this help remind us girls that yeah sure, there are a crapload of tough times but we can survive and become stronger because of them.

I loved this book cause it covered so many situations from dating, friendships between guys and girls, gossip, love, sex, not knowing yourself, and discrimination. I love that the main character is so stubborn and quic...more
Katie Lenoard
This is a nice feel good book. It's not a long dragged out novel. I actually enjoyed reading it. I read it in a day. I smiled a lot while I was reading it and that's always a good sign. I even let out a few laughs. If you want something to read on the bus, in a car, at the beach etc it's the perfect type of book. It does keep your attention and the story plot is good. It's a great book for teen girls to read. It shows them that if they try their best they can achieve their goals. I liked it alot...more
This book would have been good, WOULD HAVE BEEN, if a red pen had ever gone to the manuscript. This was clearly a self published book, and an unedited self published book at that. The plot was okay, and I only finished it because I liked the subject matter. I find there's not enough books that revolve around hockey which is what drew me to this book. To be honest I felt like I was reading the first "novel" I ever tried to write.
First time author and it shows. There were typos and grammatical mistakes, but I really enjoyed this novel despite that.

The author's clearly a fan of ice hockey and knows a lot about it. I loved that this was about a girl playing hockey and not the usual girl falls in love with hockey player story.

I hope that Ms Sullivan writes another ice hockey novel.
Paige Davidson
Really great book for teen girls. It was a one day read that I really enjoyed reading. Could have been better edited. However, great original storyline.
Faye Benson
I liked the premise of this story but it's not really the book for me- not to say it won't be a book that others enjoy so don't take my word for it-
I love hockey and I loved reading about it, but the writing style was terrible.
Liked the first part but the secuned was kind of cheesy, or something...
Kimmie Duncan
Loved this feel good book. It's a great quick read.
this read like an extremely poorly written grocery list.
Interesting idea but a dryly written story.
Reshma Sharief
mixed feeling about this book...
Jenny Wilson
Amazing book for anyone to read.
Clau Lopez
This Book was awesome...
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Kelli (Kiki) Sullivan was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. She has traveled the globe extensively and lived abroad. She enjoys the outdoors and all sports, her favorite being hockey. She is a history and war buff, and loves to work on genealogy in her spare time. She started working in television when she was only 16 years old, where she was the recipient of several television production awards, an...more
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