Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Mystery, thriller, romance, adventure, young adult fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 392 pages
Publication Date: 7th October 2014
My Rating: 5/5
Hi there friends,
I’ve just finished reading Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick and I have to say, I think it’s the best young adult book I’ve read so far this year. If you’re familiar with Fitzpatrick writing, this book has the same brilliant writing style which keeps you on the edge of your seat, clutching your book and unable to move until you know everything works out ok! I’m so glad I was able to read this so thank you so much to the publishers for letting me read this!
Black Ice is all about Britt, your average teenager girl who is reliant upon the males in her life for support… or is she? Britt’s life is about to be turned on it’s head. After being devastated by her boyfriend Calvin breaking up with her on homecoming, Britt’s trying to work out her true feelings. A man called Mason covers for her during an encounter at the gas station. Little does she know how the camping trip she arranged to try and get back together with Calvin the previous year will change everything…
I received a copy of the book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When I read the prologue of this book my immediate thoughts were that I was not going to enjoy this book. Oh, how wrong was I. After reading other books by Becca Fitzpatrick, namely the Hush Hush series, as soon as I saw this book I was desperate to read it. I can honestly say that she didn’t let my expectations down at all. Her writing style and pace is all over this book and makes it so you just can’t put the book down.
Initially, I thought this book was a children’s/young adult book. Be warned, it’s definitely young adult – don’t go giving this book to children. If you read the prologue, that in itself is enough to confirm that it definitely isn’t something you want to be giving to children. I was so hooked whilst reading this book I think my family were concerned about my wellbeing. I had a debate with my father about who-dun-it and though there were some subtle hints towards it, but my only slight disappointment with the entire book was that I predicted the ending. I know, I annoy myself. No spoilers whatsoever, you’re just going to have to read the book to find out what I’m talking about.
This book was absolutely stunning and even though I have a Kindle edition, I will most probably invest in a physical copy of this book at some point in the near future. Five stars and it deserves each one. This is probably the best young adult book I’ve had the pleasure of reading so far this year and I can’t recommend it enough! Go grab a copy whilst you can…