Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick Review

Publisher: Simon & Schuster  (7 Oct. 2014)

Format: Paperback (400 pages)

Source: This book was sent to me

Summary:

All Britt wanted was a backpacking trip with no fuss and a chance to hook up with her ex-boyfriend, what could possibly stop her dream from coming true? But all it took was a little bit of snow. Freezing and desperate for warmth, Britt and her friend Korbie stumbled across a cabin and in it was two men named Mason and Shawn. Shawn seemed too friendly to be true and Mason appears to be warning Britt; however dark secrets are being laid. Falling in love has never been so dangerous.

Review:

This novel is a fiction YA (young adult) book. Having read the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick, I was expecting her new work to be even better and Fitzpatrick never disappointed me. Her new work is set in mountains of Wyoming, Idlewilde, a cabin which Korbie`s family owned. Darkness, mystery and love are the themes which kept popping up they added suspense to the novel although without them the novel already seemed dark.

The writing was easy to read and Fitzpatrick`s way of writing drawn me in the moment I picked up the book. The characters were really easy to understand as they were portrayed as to what teenagers in America, if not every teenager, could relate to. For example with the character Britt, she has to work hard but she also notice things a lot (which help her in the book). The setting of this book is beautiful, mountains of snow what’s not to like? Yes thinking about it now might be wonderful for those winter/snow lovers, but for the characters, this is not really paradise.

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My Book Wishlist

Book wishlist
Book wishlist

Being a bookworm means that there are always new books out there that are “destined” for me to read. I have found that it is quite hard to keep up with the books I want to read so this is the reason why I have created this post. Also when it is my Birthday or Christmas people tend to ask me what do I want and in my head I`m like “I have no idea, oh no,” although during the year I have wanted things (books) but my mimd goes blank when ask me. Therefore this post should keep me up to date on the things I want and when someone asks me what I want I can be like ” Well there are a few things I want like….and…. and….”.

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

The apple tart of hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald Review

Publisher: Orion Children’s Books (5 Jun. 2014)

Format: Hardcover (272 pages)

Source: Borrowed from friend

Synopsis:

Oscar is the perfect boy that everyone loves. He is kind and friendly- he also makes the best apple tarts. Nothing in the whole world could turn Oscar`s heart into something ugly because of how genuine and positive he is. But when he goes missing it looks that the inevitable can happen. The story unfolds what made Oscar go missing and the journey of his best friend Meg who goes onto trying to find him.

Review:

This novel was not what I was expecting, it was so much more! It is a love and growing up story at the heart of it but it contained some life quotations that everyone can learn from. I kept on wanting to turn a page and read on.

“One thing I’ve learned about peace is that not all of it is good. Peace can be fragile and peace can be ugly and peace can be wrong. Peace built on lies is no peace at all.”

I really enjoyed the flashbacks, they were done really well, and I enjoyed the idea of someone making apple tarts. It certainly made me want to start backing apple tarts. The apple tarts however wasn`t just there for no purpose, the apple tarts symbolise hope.

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