Friday, January 2, 2015

Chilling & Boring: Black Ice - Becca Fitzpatrick

Black IceBlack Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Date Released: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pages: 400 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: For Review (Thanks!)
Rating: 2 Stars out of 5 Stars
Series: Standalone!

Goodreads Synopsis: Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Brit 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?

Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick's riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous.



From Goodreads



Honestly, this book was just another Evermore, Fallen, Twilight book. 

Seriously.

 

Everything from the characters to the plot just reeked of the "Evermore, Fallen, and Twilight" trend. I honestly could not stand how unoriginal Black Ice was, even though it had a different setting and maybe a unique character it was still so predictable and disappointing. 


Black Ice is your cliche girl gets lost in the woods with her best friend who meets two guys who turned out to be killers type of novel. Brit Pheiffer and her best friend are in the mountains and as the snow piles up, a killer is in the midst of Britt and her friend. Now, it's up to Britt to uncover the killer, deal with emotions, and find a way off the mountains. Honestly, the book was all over the place. One moment it's Britt agreeing with her friend, then it switches POV to Britt before she went into the mountains. I expected a lot more from the plot and it just felt a big fat snooze feast.

I did actually enjoy reading on how Britt tried to escape the killer! It was cool how she analyzed this situation and came with how the outcome would be. But sometimes she did such stupid things it was like:

 
 Like come on Becca, add something more interesting about Britt...

 Black Ice actually did a good job on piecing everything together - from the killer, to Britt's boyfriend, Calvin, and the murder of a young girl. It all made sense and I was practically cheering when it happened! 

In the end, Black Ice is a flat and stale book for me. It did not do anything that surprised me or shock me, but it is a well written cliche book - with a girl, boy, killer dynamic throughout. But still give it a try, you never know!

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2 comments:

  1. Well, I'm glad this book is up for grabs on my Purge Giveaway then. Lol.

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  2. People either loved or hated this book so I'm curious about it. It's definitely not at the top of my TBR though. Happy 2015!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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