Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.
Britt Pfeiffer 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.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt 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 in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?
I will admit I didn't finish this book. I literally couldn't do it to myself. This book is truly awful. I wish I had something nice I could say about it but I really can't.
To start with I hated every single character with a passion. The main character Britt was a complete brat. She was self entitled and had this big thing about being independent and tough. However she was stupid and naive. She walked into stupid situations without thinking. I hated her best friend (kadie? Kodie? Whatever ...) she was even dimmer than her friend and a complete bitch to the girl who was supposed to be her bestie. I wouldn't trust that girl as far as I could throw her. Even Britt questions why this girl is her best friend. What's worse is she is even more spoiled than her bratty best friend. For example this girl is snowed in with no food whatsoever and is offered something to eat then has the audacity to bitch, refuse to eat it and announce she wants fresh salmon instead. All whilst at gun point too.
Plotline was hilariously awful. These girls travel alone up a mountain with a variety of hiking supplies. They get stuck in the snow and rather than bedding down in the various sleeping bags with their food and waiting for it to blow over they decide to go walking in the snow blindly with the hope they might find help. Lo and behold very luckily for they they stumble upon a hut with two hot but incredibly creepy blokes who they happily decide to stay with. From the moment the door is open the alarm bells are wailing but they just happily wander it oblivious to the danger in front of them because the boys look good.
I could go on from pages about the stupidness and awfulness of this book picking out part of the book that made me scream in frustration or howl with laughter. There are so many lines of dialogue which are so bad they are laughable. I got to about page 150 and wanted to shoot all the characters to put myself out of the misery of having to read about them anymore. I'm pretty certain how this book will go without reading and my suspicions have been bore out by reading other reviews on goodreads.
Absolutely the worst book I have read this year. Avoid at all costs.