Oh. My. God. O.o That was INTENSE! I fricking LOVED this book!! Seriously it was just. Wow. I loved everything about this book. The writing, the story...moreOh. My. God. O.o That was INTENSE! I fricking LOVED this book!! Seriously it was just. Wow. I loved everything about this book. The writing, the storyline, the characters, the romance. Oh god the romance. It was HAWT!! I want a Spencer. He is everything I want in a boy. He is smoking hot, has tattoos, is sarcastic and a jerk and makes you want to smack that smirk off his face but at the same time you want to rip his clothes off. When we are first introduced to him I think I literally swooned. Seriously this was me:
I was a tin bit put off when it said his hair was practically white. Not really into pale hair but that was just one little thing. Ok I'll try and get back on track. So when Sophie and Spencer first meet they instantly dislike each other. Spencer is a complete jerk to Sophie for no apparent reason. But as they days go on he starts to show little indications that there is more to him than meets the eye. He seems to always be there to help Sophie when she needs it. This instantly confuses Sophie. One minute he's hot and the next he's cold. Just what is his deal? The chemistry between them was awesome. Between the snarky comments and sexual tension I just couldn't get enough of these two. I loved Spencer's back story. I just wanted to hug him! Sophie I adored. She is funny, witty, and is able to stand up for herself. This one is not a push over. I loved that she wasn't the shy, loner type. She is outgoing and has a great bunch of friends. Lauren was my favourite out of her friends. The girl is just so funny and fiesty.
As the story progresses we soon find out that Sophie has a stalker. At first we don't know what this guy wants with her or who he is but it soon becomes apparent that he means business. Things get really intense as the situation quickly escalates. Ms Phoenix does everything to keep us second guessing as to who the stalker is. I have to say though that I did kind of guess who he was fairly quickly but that did not put me off one bit. It just made me more hooked. I stayed up so late reading. This book just grabbed a hold of me and would not let go. Even when I wasn't reading it, it was on my mind. It was all I could think about (Well, maybe it was more Spencer that was all I could think about :P) There was never a dull moment. The last third of the book though is when things really get going. You will be on the edge of your seat.
I really don't know what else to say. The book was intense, suspenseful and hot! I went from laughing, to blushing, to bawling my eyes out. So. Many. Feels!! Seriously by the end I was an emotional wreck. I was like "No, no, no, you cannot do this to me! NO!!"
So. Yeah. I just loved this book. I did not want it to end. Have I convinced you yet that you NEED this book?? Because you do! Like right now! Thank you Ms Phoenix for this masterpiece. I applaud you.(less)
Holy cow! I was not expecting that! This book blew my mind. It was beyond amazing. Ashes and Ice tells the story of Jade, a girl with no memories of he...moreHoly cow! I was not expecting that! This book blew my mind. It was beyond amazing. Ashes and Ice tells the story of Jade, a girl with no memories of her past and who is fighting a terrible battle to remain sane and to stop the darkness within her from taking over her life. She is plagued with horrible dreams and visions of murdered girls and she tries desperately to figure out what is happening to her. Along the way she meets Connor, who is trying to come to turns with the sudden death of his dad. Connor just wants to be invisible, to take the back seat so as to avoid the notices of the school bullies. But when Jade explodes into his life, he soon starts to emerge from his shell and begins to think that this girl is the one to pull him from his misery. They both need each other more than they realise. The author has a magical way with words. The words flow effortlessly, with a lyrical quality to them. Every emotion is portrayed with such force and beauty that you can't help but get choked up on more than one occasion. I got so caught up in the story, I didn't want to put it down. I can't tell you any more about the story because you need to experience it for yourself. But I will tell you this. This story will rock you to your core. It will stay with you long after you've finished. So be prepared to be amazed. And don't forget the tissues!(less)