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A Reflection of Ice

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Lyra plunges into the woods for refuge, leaving the discovery of her stepmother’s affair and the woman’s ensuing rage back at the trailer park. However, a mysterious ringing in the forest leads her to a different sort of sanctuary, a castle of ice with a lonely prince living in his solitary kingdom.

While the castle holds haunting ballrooms, vast gardens, and rooms filled w
Published March 27th 2018 by Opal Moon Press
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Erika BookHavenBookBlog
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Beautiful, haunting, and vividly told. Entranced from the beginning and got lost in the words. An intoxicating escape desperately needed at the time it was read. I thank the Author for providing a copy to review!!

~~~Erika, Book Haven Book Blog
Gypsy Madden
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Beautifully written, and highly descriptive, bringing to life the haunting castle and the rundown trailer life, and the bleakness of the snow swirling around outside. I wasn’t a fan of trailer park life in general, so that did leave a bad taste in my mouth (especially when she kept bringing up her trailer park life over and over), not to mention that it feels highly stereotyped to be that level of rummy. And what was going on in the castle, too, was obvious right from the moment she stepped into ...more
Einar Mercier
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everything you love about Katherine McIntyre's paranormal fiction is contained in, "A Reflection of Ice," but with a newfound grit that brings the opening pages of her newest novel to life with adversity that is relatable to the reader and a reality so textured that it puts you over the shoulder of the heroine on an unforgettable adventure between worlds.

Forgoing her well-loved plot devices, the author instead writes a character-centric fiction with a slow-building forboding that captures a ten
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
A Reflection of Ice is a contemporary, urban, fairy-tale suited more to the Brothers Grimm than Disney! Lyra is a young girl at school, struggling with issues in her home life. When she arrives home earlier than expected one day, she sees something she shouldn't and ends up fleeing. During her escape, she finds somewhere new and shiny (literally). Exhausted from her escape, she is rescued and taken into the home. Once she awakens, she finds out she is in between. She has a choice to make - stay ...more
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, paranormal
I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. It’s definitely not in the realm of what I typically read, but it was really well done and intriguing so it really caught my attention.

First off, it’s a YA. I don’t recall ever coming across the characters age, just that she’s in school and lives with her parents. However, she’s a great character with a healthy amount of skepticism due to a rocky background. Which I loved, because this girl enters into this crazy ice castle situation and actual
Becky Baldridge
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fairy tale? Absolutely, but not the fluffy, everything's sunshine and roses kind. This wonderfully written fantasy is dark and gritty with a building tension reminiscent of The Brothers Grimm. The story opens with Lyra running away from her less than ideal circumstances and finding refuge in a mysterious ice castle. With a growing list of things that aren't quite right, Lyra realizes that she may have run into more trouble than she was running from. From start to finish, I couldn't put this one ...more
Tiffany Ransier
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love fairy-tale stories but this one is different than ones I’ve previously read, but it’s a good thing! I like that it was darker. Lyra was the perfect heroine for this story and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. I read this one within a day and I can’t wait to read more from this author! (Why did I take so dang long to read this)

I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Brandi Brooks-Bemiss
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lyra's loneliness is something many young people can relate to. Especially since you don't have to be alone to be lonely. But, this "chilling" story has you cheering for the protagonist. The writer's ability to color a scene well enough to envision the smallest detail was a wonderful way to help propel the reader to the imaginary land. A quick read full of the strains of reality, the wonder of fantasy and how those two realms seem to exist simultaneously.
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She has run from the trailer park into the woods after learning any if her step mother affair. She goes through the woods and finds herself in a strange ice kingdom where she learns about a lonely prince in a palace. Why is he all alone?See what she will learn

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Scarolet Ellis
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Reflection of Ice by Katherine McIntyre is a wonderful fairy tale to read. This is a dark fairy tale but I love how it is writen and I can not get enough of this story or author. I can not wait to see what the author writes next and I highly recommend this story.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A short but very enjoyable read! Quite the eerie setting, that’s for sure. I enjoyed how the story was described and the characters, and how our young protagonist learns some vital life lessons along the way.
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ku
There just aren't enough good Bluebeard retellings! I really enjoyed this one! Lyra kept her head on her shoulders and trusted her instincts. I wonder what other sort of adventures Katherine McIntyre can come up with!
Janice perry
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting story. I liked it.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a story! Lyra runs away from a bad situation at home and finds an ice castle. Whether the situation is better is soon to be found out. A definite keep on reading type of story.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of the author's works up to this point, and I will say without a shadow of a doubt that Reflections of Ice was a beautiful culmination of this author's talent. While the usual snark that has been a large presence of Katherine's work in mostly absent, the author's poetry roots take that place and really shine beautifully here in her prose and blend perfectly with the world building seen in places like the "Philadelphia Coven Chronicles" and the "Take of the Skies" series.

If you ha
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Lyra's home life sucks..her dad has a gf who is nasty and while hes away Lyra's life sucks... one day while fleeing her dad gf to comes across an ice castle.. inside she is not sure what to make of the place but she has two choices to stay or to go... This story had a good story line but I would of liked more about how the castle started

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InD'tale Magazine
“A Reflection of Ice” is not a romance: there is no kissing, hugging, HEA, or romantic overtures.

Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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