Format: ebook, paperback
Series/Standalone: stand alone
Rating: 16+ for sensual content, dark theme
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16059938-black-ice
In this story, we follow Britt as she and her friend Kobie decide to spend their Spring break hiking in the mountains near their house. Everything seems ok until they get trapped in a snow storm with some handsome strangers. Lucky that they had a cabin they can keep warm in, right?
This is the first book for Fitzpatrick since she finished the Hush, Hush series and she did not disappoint. As we have seen from the series, there were a lot of twists and turns that had you guessing from start to finish.
Like many thrillers/suspenseful books, it’s a bit slow at the beginning as the story gets started and develops. There are going to be times when you think you’ve got it all figured out then BAM another twist that has you guessing everything that you thought you knew.
There are going to be times when it gets a little ridiculous or unbelievable. I had a hard time reading them and accepting them as part of the story, but in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t that big. There may have been a better way to portray what she wanted but it wasn’t that bad and it’s not too hard of a pill to swallow.
Britt is a strong character as she fights for her survival. Fitzpatrick does a great job at keep true to the type of person that Britt is and also challenging her in ways that will make us as readers wonder what we would do in that situation. You feel the same things that she feels and you wonder where she gets her strength from.
The climax was stunning. Perfectly done. You can’t put the book down once you get to a certain part (roughly about 65% on the Kindle book). Things happen bang bang bang and you have to know how everything comes together. Fitzpatrick leaves hardly if any questions unanswered and ends the book with a satisfying ending.
While the beginning is a slow, it’s important to just power through because once you get to the end you won’t regret it. There are so many twists and turns and when you get to the truth you will be happy with the results.
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