Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Feature: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick


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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? 

My thoughts:
It's no secret that I love the Hush, Hush series. Becca Fitzpatrick is one of my favorite authors, so when I found out this book was going to be given out at BEA, I had to have it. (Special thanks to Dan Cohen for making sure I got a copy since I missed the actual book drop.) This book is very different from the Hush, Hush series, but I was still sucked in.

Britt is an interesting character. At times she comes across as being very dependent on the men in her life. I didn't like this part of her personality. But there are other times when she's extremely strong and the men in her life depend heavily on her. Showing both sides helped the reader to see how Britt grows as a person throughout the book. I was really glad to see her moments of strength because without them, I would have had a hard time rooting for her.

I did love how Britt put totally set herself up for trouble, first agreeing on a trip with her ex-boyfriend, who happens to be her best friend's older brother, and then by claiming a total stranger is her new boyfriend just to save face and having her ex confirm her story. Luckily that stranger goes along with Britt's lie, and isn't she surprised when her truck gets stranded in a snow storm and she winds up on that very same stranger's doorstep. ;)

From there, trouble begins and Britt isn't sure who to trust, especially since there is a murderer on the loose. I admit, I figured out who the murderer was early on. *Sigh* I'm really cursed when it comes to figuring out plots before I'm supposed to. But anyway, I still really enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.

22 comments:

  1. Black Ice sounds super thrilling. I love the whole suspense of reading about a character who is trapped (or kidnapped) in such places as woods or mountains.
    Kelly, you have a gift! It seems you figure out the plot in most of the books you share with us=)

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    1. Sometimes it's a curse. lol I wish I didn't always figure out the plot but I have trouble reading as a reader and not a writer, and that leads to my brain always thinking ahead to how I'd write the book.

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  2. I was interested to hear about this book as it seems pretty different from her Hush Hush series. And I wonder who the guy is on the cover- her ex, one of the men from the cabin? If I got this book, I'd have to hold onto it until we had some snow and read it. =)

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  3. It sounds like I have another book to add to my Goodreads list.

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  4. Black Ice sounds like a nail-bitter, and I love nail-bitters. ;) I am also cursed with figuring out the plots and killers way before I should, but I am still adding this to my ever-growing TBR list. :)

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  5. Oh, I must, must read this. I love her stories too. Thanks for a great review. I hadn't heard of it.

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  6. I got this book at BEA too. I'll have to move it up my to-read list. Great review!

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  7. Sounds like Britt is a fascinating, multi-faceted character. I haven't read any of this author's books, but it sounds like she's a great read!

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    1. You have to read the Hush, Hush series then. It's one of my favorites!

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  8. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing, Kelly.

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  9. I never read Rebecca Fitzpatrick. If she's one of your favorite authors, it might be a real treat. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I really like her.

      Have a great weekend!

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  10. I haven't read her work in a while and had no idea this was out or will be out soon. Looks good.

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    1. It's coming out in October. I was so excited to get an ARC. I couldn't wait.

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