Sunday, March 6, 2016

Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick

Published Date: October 7, 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Synopsis: Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Britt 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 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.

Britt 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 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, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

2015, Jan: Black Ice was one of the most creative books that I have read. Britt, a upcoming senior in high school and her best friend, Korie made plans to go backpacking {not camping}. Before Britt went to go pick up her friend, she went to fill up her gas tank where she runs into a unrolling character that she absolutely despises despite his charms and looks because of how they ended their lives together. He wanted to get back with her but since she didn't, she squirms her way out of his grasp by lying which fate plays a fatefully black knight into her hands. As the friend head out, the weather groomed alongside the bad and as much as Korie loved to compete with Britt, she was growing weary of it. Within four days of their weary struggles: inner, personal, and social, life had the sneaky hand into this play.

I love YA novels. I admit, it was hard to get past the first page but before I knew it, I was on the 163 page of it. Laughing, tearing up, with a hint of a green monster hiding on my shoulders. Fitzpatrick has astonished me with this amazing novel and I believe that everyone should give it a shot.

2016: Jan: I still find this book fairly intriguing. When I first read the book, I never really understood the misogyny within the words of the book and how they pictured every girl in the book very helpless and frail. Dependable on men. It makes me slightly annoyed. 

>insert me rolling my eyes<

Maybe it is the feminist in me talking but I am just not happy about how she blatantly says that she always depended on men. Her father. Her older brother. Her ex-boyfriend. Now in the hands of a handsome stranger. Literally. That's what she 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."

Supposedly to be in love with the handsome stranger that kidnapped her, well why are you thinking about some crazy shite head?

“And then my thoughts went where they always did. To Calvin.” 

Oh dear lord. Please help me now. I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars because the plot was good. The hate towards how Becca painted the women, that's what brought it down.

Blog you later, awesome book nerds. 

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