Review: Black Ice

Sep •  29 •  2014

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Black IceBlack Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on October 7th 2014
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

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…

So I started this book looking for some good thrilling action. I got just that.

Plot: This story revolves around the woods, a snow storm and some unexpected run in with some trouble. I really liked the pace of the story. One minute its going they way I think it is them BAM, change. The plot is very thrilling with the mysterious of the woods, survivals and of course disappearances. All the characters bring something to the table. Either it’s their keen instinct for survival, their mysteriousness of who they really are and the storm that keeps on getting worse.

Characters: This story also plots out a very good teen thrill-like movie. The chapters flow well with bits of the characters of who they really are coming out little by little. I admit that my suspensions of what was really going on was flying through my head. Like is he the killer? Where did the  other girl go? How did he get there so fast? So many questions/motives going through my head that I was thoroughly entertained.

Ending: Now the ending didn’t quite catch me by surprise sense I had my suspensions right, but I loved the way the plot lead up to it. It gave me this rush of excitement to know what is about to go down!

My only gripe is the slight stockholm syndrome. Then again, everyone was lying not saying who they really were so I think I can get past this little tidbit.

Overall, this is a great thrilling book. I would recommend this book for older mature teens as it does carry on some gruesome scenes right from the start. Black Ice is an sharply written, well written thriller.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jenny
    Sep 29, 2014

    We’re review twins today Savy! I really enjoyed this one too, though I had a few small issues with Britt at times. Not enough to keep me from rooting for her though, and I really hope Becca writes more in this genre! Lovely review:)

  2. Well this sounds good. I will be aware of the syndrome in the book, but otherwise sounds like a solid thriller!

  3. Wendy Darling
    Sep 29, 2014

    Snowy, thrilling, interesting setting–this one sounds like it has a lot going for it!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  4. Sarah
    Oct 1, 2014

    This one sounds pretty good. I’m a little underwhelmed with the cover though. I know thats horrible, I shouldn’t care about the cover!

    Midwest Darling