Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 7th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
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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?
BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…
They say that when you’re about to die, your life flashes before your eyes. They never tell you that when you watch someone you once loved dying, hovering between this life and the next, it’s twice as painful, because you’re reliving two lives that traveled one road together.
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.”
If you have a weakness, you have to work hard to defend it. You can’t be lazy about it.
“Go to hell.” “Sorry, love, but we’re already there.”
There was something about almost dying that made me desperate to feel alive.
This is going to be a difficult review to write. Not in the sense that I didn’t like the book, because I loved the book, but this review will be difficult to write because I can’t say much about it without giving things away! This is one of those books that you need to just go in without knowing a whole lot of it and read it! I think that YA needs more of these, which is thrillers and mysteries, I don’t think there is enough of them out there. And if there are, then maybe I just haven’t been looking hard enough?
I liked Britt. From the beginning I liked her. Yes, she depended on the men in her life to save and rescue her. But she grew out of that and she became a very independent woman and it was nice seeing her growth, even if it did happen while she was kidnapped/taken hostage. I, however, couldn’t stand Korbie or any of the Versteeg’s to be honest. But Korbie was horrible. She was that typical rich girl who got everything handed to her and expected everything. She even called dibbs on a guy when she was already in a relationship, that’s disgusting in my opinion.
Shaun, Mason, and Cal… I can’t go into much detail about any of them without giving anything away. Let’s just say that props to Britt on acknowledging Stockholm Syndrome. Props to me on figuring it out about halfway, yet still enjoying it. And I have Stockholm Syndrome too, because I fell in love with Mason. 🙂
Even though, I figured the book out halfway through, and I figured Mason out when I first met him. I still loved the book! In fact, it was my favorite read of the month of May. So, don’t be worried if you figure it out because you will still enjoy the story and the plot and you’ll be happy at the end. I was. 🙂