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Summary Black Ice

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 hostageBritt is forced to guide the men off the mountain and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her The task is ma. This showed up on my doorstep unexpectedly and I gave it a chance because I d seen some surprisingly positive reactions among friends I say surprising because I absolutely loathed Hush Hush suffice to say that years after reading it I still don t know if there s a YA couple that I dislike It s true that Black Ice is entertaining and kept my interest than most YA thrillers though I m admittedly hard on the genre in this age category It s not unlike adult romantic thrillers you d find from authors like Lisa Gardner or books in Harleuin s Mira imprint in which the relationship drama gets a near eual amount of play as the fairly straightforward mystery That s all perfectly fine except that the characters are pretty ridiculous here the BFF is an idiot and the adults are non existent Britt herself isn t entirely unredeeming except that she s torn between her cocky ex boyfriend and her lusty Stockholm Syndrome feelings for one of the guys who kidnapped her The author does keep you guessing I mean I guessed correctly but she did a decent job of drawing things out who the culprits are but it doesn t even really matter because pretty much every guy in this book acts like a jerk at one time or another Not uite Patch levels of controlling behavior or abusiveness but enough to make you want to give them a good hard shove out the door Even if they are supposedly as my friend Crowinator says supernaturally hotI kind of wish this author would write books for adults While I m annoyed by women acting dumb over guys in most scenarios and I certainly don t think YA needs to always model exemplary behavior I m so uncomfortable with romantic portrayals like this it just feels especially icky when the book s audience is younger At least Britt stands up for herself Eventually I guess But the power dynamic still seems so off and the tenor of the relationships is so negative and mostly animal attraction based that I just can t get on board with the romance and when that s 50% of what s going on that s a lot of letdown Not to mention that there s a lot of male fixation and sexist thinking So the thriller parts are relatively diverting but the relationships and characters annoyed me And despite all this snow and isolation there s not all that much talk about the survival aspects which is something I would have enjoyed But this serves to confirm that this author s just not for me While the resolution for this one is better than the Hush Hush series these aren t the types of relationships I enjoy reading about or the types I would necessarily be wild about impressionable young girls daydreaming over either An advance copy was provided by the publisher for this review

Review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Becca Fitzpatrick

Black Ice

De even complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place thereand in uncovering this she may become the killer’s next targetBut nothing is as it seems and everyone is keeping secrets including Mason one of her kidnappers His kindness is confusing Britt Is he an enemy Or an all. read Black Ice with a lot of hopes Hopes that Fitzpatrick was writing something brave and different a departure from Hush Hush which was a total abomination for me Still I was willing to give it a fair shot Unfortunately it seems Fitzpatrick has a formula that she refuses to veer from and that made this book every bit as painful as Hush Hush was And all the temptation that maybe Fitzpatrick was doing something brave and hard was washed away with every page I turnedBlack Ice is the story about a girl who goes camping and gets kidnapped by criminals who force her to navigating the freezing terrain in order to help them escape Things become complicated when she starts to develop feelings for one of her captorsFitzpatrick set this up as a Stockholm Syndrome tale and had everything at her disposal to make it great It to make it brave and edgy and real Instead she bowed to whimsical fantasy and romantic notions in order to twist it into something it should never have been A love storySo let s start with the formula that Fitzpatrick can t seem to let go of1 Very Bad Boy 1 Annoying Heroine 1 Best friend who can die in a fire Kat is going to kill somethingMason kidnaps her drags her through frozen tundra lets his friend hold a gun to her and keeps up this charade as a villain all through the novel But because he is occasionally kind to her and hot Britt our leading lady falls for himBritt is not uite as annoying as the heroine in Hush Hush She does some clever and brave things This almost saves it for me Almost But her obsession over Calvin drove me mad The story kept dropping history between her and Calvin which was uite boring and ultimately needless She was a flawed heroine and that s okay She was probably the best thing about this novel even if that s not saying muchKorbie Korbie rather like Vee was the most annoying character in this book and the very fact that she wasn t in it much was her only saving grace One page of her and I might have bashed this book against my head several times just to numb the painThe ending Let s talk about the ending here because I know most of you aren t planning on reading this shit so being coy about itSpoilers AheadMason s not really the bad guy see He s just pretending to be a hardened criminal so that he can find his sister s killer Who just happens to be Calvin Britt s ex boyfriend and Korbie s brother See Britt really fell for a hero not the bad guy He was only pretending to kidnap her So this makes everything about 100 times shittier Instead of doing the brave thing and having Britt tragically need to hand in the man who kidnapped her and endangered her life she turns summersaults to turn him into a hero So that they can be togetherThis refusal to commit to reality made the novel so much weaker and less tense It lacked the emotional impact because it veered so far into fantasyland that I was almost ready to believe that Britt was hallucinating the end of this novel as she lay in a snowdrift dyingIf you want a book that is unapologetic in its handling of Stockholm Syndrome then I honestly suggest you skip this one and try Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher Hauntingly beautiful and emotionally charged it will fill the hole that Black Ice leaves behind

Becca Fitzpatrick Ó 2 Read

Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush Hush sagaBritt Pheiffer 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. Allow me to summarize this book Two extremely irritating and stupid teenage girls do stupid things to put themselves in danger and then the MC spends the rest of the novel somewhere between lusting after one of her captors and hoping to be saved by her ex who cheated on her THE ENDSo maybe I was asking for it because I hated Hush Hush but I was genuinely curious to see ifhow Fitzpatrick s writing had improved and changed over the last few years I believe in second chances god help me But this book was really bad It s supposed to be romantic suspense but it s like bad horror movie kind of suspense where moronic teen girls go walking into the dark woods after they hear noises I really struggle to have sympathy for idiots And people who are bitches to their best friendsWe can start with the least of this book s problems 1 It is so boring There is no tension or surprises We can see everything coming because of the lack of subtlety in the build up We know that guy who appears nice is actually hiding something because the author already tells us about the cold look in his eyes When someone is described as charming with an underlying menace in their eyes why would we be shocked when oooh turns out they re a psychopath Answer we wouldn t And then my thoughts went where they always did To Calvin Another reason this book is boring and annoying is because Britt cannot stop relating every single little thing back to her ex who no one cares about Her ex Calvin isn t even in the majority of the book and he has very little bearing on the central story and yet the plot is broken up with chapters of flashbacks to their relationship in which he was a douche cheated on her and pressured her into sex I think the whole point of this was to make us think that the guy who is holding Britt and her friend hostage isn t really that bad The actual story is supposed to be about Britt and her friend Korbie who might be two of the worst hikers imaginable Issue 2 Reckless Stupidity I don t even know a damn thing about hiking but I m sure I could manage to be a little less stupid than these girls Naturally they get lost in the mountains Then they find a cabin with two hot dudes in it and even though one appears hostile and the other appears charming but cold they go marching into the cabin and start flirting with these hot dudes I mean just look at this fucking uote I tapped my cup to his grateful to have found Shaun because for a minute there I d thought I was going to have to save myself Instead I d wandered into the protective care of a sexy older man What even is that How to Murder Feminism in Two Sentences or Less This book is close to what you would get if someone who knew me well wrote a book with the intention of pissing me offThe third thing I hated and the thing that probably sealed the deal on my dislike for this book Girlgirl Hate And I m not talking about hatred jealousy and slut shaming of some blonde cheerleader which would also piss me off I m not even talking about the mindless hate of another woman because she s hot or something no the hatred and petty jealousy here is for none another than Britt s best friend Britt is constantly irritated by everything Korbie does She views her with such disdain even if Korbie is a bit of a pain in the ass there s really no wonder that your only friend is a pain in the ass if you re a total bitchWhen the men in this novel are assholes to Britt she angsts and worries about what she did and believes that they have true goodness hiding in their soul and she can probably bring it out or some such bullshit But when Korbie does a little bit of flirting oh my god it s like the world freaking ends Britt is all eye rolls and irritation How can anyone possibly like her It was hard to care whether she ever made it out of the mountains alive And we haven t even gotten to the worst of itNot only does Britt look down on everything Korbie does and feel convinced of her own superiority but she also 1 deliberately flirts with a guy Korbie likes and enjoys upsetting her friend and 2 insults her friend with said guy I cannot even believe that last one how low can you get Look at this the first bit is Shaun speaking I knew Korbie s type from the minute you guys came knocking But you were harder to peg You re good looking and smart and it threw me Most pretty girls I ve met don t have the complete package They re crazy sure up for adventure but not like this Not up for hiking the crest of the Tetons His response could not have been perfect A guy insults your best friend and you think his response is perfect What is wrong with youThis book was seriously terrible I can t even think of anything redeeming to say about it it wasn t even like we had a good level of tension to keep the story flowing along you could see everything coming a few chapters beforehand Boring annoying predictable Screw those second chancesBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr


10 thoughts on “Black Ice

  1. says:

    for a minute there I’d thought I was going to have to save myself Instead I’d wandered into the protective care of a sexy older man It is easy to criticize the Orson Scott Cards of the world for their misogyny and hatred of wom

  2. says:

    Allow me to summarize this book Two extremely irritating and stupid teenage girls do stupid things to put themselves in danger and then the MC spends the rest of the novel somewhere between lusting after one of her captors and hoping to be saved by her ex who cheated on her THE ENDSo maybe I was asking for it because I hated Hush

  3. says:

    exhales slowly This is officially the worst book I've read this year I was skeptical going in I haven't heard g

  4. says:

    Don't you hate it that people haven't even read this book and are already judging it Saying it's going to be bad It's like seriously if your going to go in with a negative point of view why bother reading it at all? I hate reading reviews where people don't even want to give the book a chance they just want to bash it Y

  5. says:

    OH MY HECK That was one entertaining ride Things the I loved I liked the overall atmospheresetting of this book I know that the LAST place I would want to be stranded and taken hostage would be in the mountains when it's snowing TH

  6. says:

    This showed up on my doorstep unexpectedly and I gave it a chance because I'd seen some surprisingly positive r

  7. says:

    Entertaining at parts but to bogged down by long stretches of actionlessness and frustrating characters for me to enjoy it Here's my booktalk

  8. says:

    THAT COVERTHAT BLURBAND WRITTEN BY BECCA FITZPATRICK?I am sold You better live up to my expectations Can't wait

  9. says:

    read Black Ice with a lot of hopes Hopes that Fitzpatrick was writing something brave and different a departure from Hush Hush which was a total abomination for me Still I was willing to give it a fair shot Unfortunately it seems Fitzpatrick has a formula that she refuses to veer from and that made this book every bit as painful as Hush Hush was And all the temptation that maybe Fitzpatrick was doing something brave and hard was washed awa

  10. says:

    Hmm this is a hard one to review While I would change a few—many—things about the characters I still enjoyed it and found it suspenseful and unpredictableI did see some things happening but then there were always those