Saturday, 4 October 2014

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.
Black Ice
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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…

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Black Ice(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Simon and Schuster UK Children's and NetGalley.)
18-year-old Britt is off hiking with her best friend Korbie during school break, but isn’t expecting to end up stranded and then held hostage!
Can Britt find a way to get off the mountain? And what do her kidnappers really want from her?

This was an okay story, but I didn’t like it as much as this author’s other books.

Britt was an okay character but I didn’t love her. She often said things without thinking about the consequences, and was a bit too over-confident as well. I found the way she behaved around her ex-boyfriend to be needlessly petty and spiteful, and I really wasn’t impressed. Her awareness of danger was also sadly lacking.

The storyline in this dragged. The pace was way off, and even when things got a bit more interesting towards the end it still dragged. The story just didn’t suck me in, and I found it quite difficult to find the motivation to keep reading, even though I wanted to know what happened.
There was some romance in this, but I wasn’t impressed with it. Talk about Stockholm syndrome!

The ending to this was possibly the best part of the book as we finally got a bit of action, and a few twists thrown in! I can’t say I was overly excited about the way the romance played out though, and I felt like the epilogue was a little long and unnecessary.
Overall; slow, and didn’t suck me in,
6 out of 10.

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