Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick
Reading Challenge Category: A book written by someone the same age as you
Britt Pfeiffer has never been that adventurous, but that's about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trekking trip with her. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, where they find two knights in shining armour. Or so they think. Britt quickly realises that the girls need to get off the mountain, fast. In exchange for her life, she is forced to guide the boys down, and as they set out on a harrowing journey through the cold and snow, Britt realises the only way to escape with her life is to pretend she is on their side. But is gorgeous, sexy Mason an enemy or an ally? Tension mounts, and it's only a matter of time before things turn deadly . . . Dark and adrenaline-filled, Black Ice will have you on the edge of your seat right until the final twist.
The story for this book was so unique and fresh. I’ve not read anything like it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were so many twists and turns and uncoverings. I didn’t know whether I was coming or going; it was fantastic. Britt and Korbie are going on a Spring Break adventure in the mountains but when they get caught in a snowstorm that wasn’t predicted they are forced to take refuge in a cabin with two strange men, Shaun and Mason. Their carefree break is about to become dire, and their lives are threatened, they will have to find it within themselves to stay strong, alive and get out of what seems like a desperate situation. I could actually see it playing out as a teen-thriller movie. The girls start off all fluffy and giggly at the beginning without a care in the world but then danger befalls them, and everything becomes more sinister. Britt was a really likeable character, but Korbie was very annoying. I know it was written this way, but I just wanted to give Britt a slap for even being friends with this complete and utter self-involved airhead! I have nothing against being a bit ditsy don’t get me wrong (my site is called Pink and Dizzy after all, as dizzy used to mean ditsy and that describes me!), but airheads can be likeable, Korbie was not. I didn’t like the change of names for one of the men, that was quite confusing, again I understood the reasons, but it was hard to get my head around. The only niggly thing about the book was there were some hard to slot together storylines and plots; there were a few times I had to think, just go with it as something wasn’t adding up. It didn’t ruin the story, but it could have flowed just that little bit better. The ending took me by surprise I just didn’t see any of it coming, I hadn’t guessed anything other than who Lauren was. The ending, again, had the perfect movie ending. I really could see this as a movie and would love to watch it! I have definitely found myself a new author, who is the same age as me (that was why this book was chosen for my reading challenge: A book written by someone the same age as you). A pleasantly refreshing read.