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Book review - Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

If thrills are what you are looking for, then Fitzpatrick’s Black Ice is the perfect read for you. When two best friends decide to go backpacking along the Teton mountain range, their time there is far from expected. Fitzpatrick opens our eyes to the risks of trekking across mountainous terrain.

Before reaching their destination, Britt and her best friend are left stranded. They are approached by two mysterious men who rescue them from a perilous storm.While Mason and Shaun seem charming and alluring, there is more to them than meets the eye. As the story unfolds, dark secrets are unveiled and twisted events take their turn, leaving the reader with icy shivers down their spine.

Mason and Shaun are introduced as prepossessing and moreover, handsome characters. However, their true nature is revealed shortly after their concerning interest in Britt and Korbie. Mason swings between good and bad which leaves Britt feeling confused and frustrated. Perhaps the most captivating aspect of his character is the dark enigma which he keeps well hidden from all.

Britt remains brave and determined despite the distressing events that occur during their journey, proving to be an impressive heroine. She has a relentless motivation of survival and cares for all. On the other hand, Mason is arguably the most intriguing character. From the beginning, Fitzgerald construes him as strange and intimidating and the dark secrets of his past are slowly revealed.

Ultimately, Black Ice is a book that I would definitely recommend particularly to young adults seeking a thrilling romance and an exciting adventure. The book had me furiously turning every page due to its captivating themes of danger. Personally, my enthusiasm for this novel stemmed from the dark mysteries suggested in the beginning of the novel, leaving me entirely compelled to discover them.

A slippery pathway of black ice leads its way across the pages, telling a tale of jeopardy. The story generates an avalanche of mystery that will leave the reader scratching their head.

Review by Faheema Faheema

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