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Black Ice

Written by Becca Fitzpatrick

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October 2014 Book of the Month Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller, set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Whether you’re new to Becca’s writing or a fan of the Hush, Hush series, Black Ice is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Reader Reviews

Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Aimee Sweet, age 13 - 'This incredible book puts you on the edge of your seat and the pace is kept up throughout.' Read full review >
  • Imogen Fisher, age 14 - 'I enjoyed reading this book, I found the characters interesting and I definitely empathised with them.' Read full review >
  • Kynthia Ravikumar, age 14 - 'A heart- wrenching, climatic book with huge plot twists and lots of drama with a hint of sweet romance. An excellent book by the extremely gifted author.' Read full review >
  • Louisa Alice Cunliffe, age 17 - 'WOW. My heart didn’t stop racing until I'd finished the final page. Her plot is beautifully crafted so that it  weaves together fear, mystery and romance in a way that makes it impossible to put down.' Read full review >
  • Amy Laws, age 13 - 'I was hooked from page one, I struggled to put it down!'  Read full review >
  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'Wow! This was by far the best thriller I have ever read - a perfect Halloween read.' Read full review >

Synopsis

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

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...

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Reviews

‘An edge-of-your-seat thriller packed with action and bad boys’ Sugarscape

‘LOVED it’ I Want To Read That

‘Dark and adrenaline-filled, Black Ice will have you on the edge of your seat until the final twist’ Fiction Fascination

‘Becca’s descriptive writing is stunning’ Book Angel Emma

‘A great read’ Book Geeks

‘I adored Black Ice’ Books For Company

Praise for Hush, Hush:

A rollercoaster of twists and turns...a great, new and different novel Sunday Express

Praise for Crescendo:

dark, sexy and compelling The Bookseller

great sexual tension...hot, tense and moreish The Bookbag

Praise for Silence:

The perfect escape into fantasy and a love that can break all boundaries. Sugarscape

About the Author

Becca Fitzpatrick

Becca Fitzpatrick lives in Colorado with her family. Her Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush, Crescendo, Silence and Finale all debuted as New York Times bestsellers. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely to be found prowling sales racks for reject shoes, running, or watching crime dramas on TV.

Author photo by Ali Eisenach.

An interview with Becca Fitzpatrick:

Q. What kind of research did you do for the Hush, Hush books?
A. I grew up attending Sunday School every week and hearing stories from the Bible, so I felt very comfortable with the idea of writing about angels. Rather than throw myself into extensive research on angels, my version of their world and mythology came from inside me, shaped by my own life experiences and creativity. Also, I read the journals I kept in high school. I tried to recapture what it feels like to fall in love for the first time, to feel betrayal for the fi rst time, and dealing with complicated family situations.

Q. Are the characters in your books based on real people or are they the product of your imagination?
A. Most of the characters are based on people I knew in middle school and high school. When I started writing Hush, Hush, I wasn’t thinking about writing an entire book. I was simply taking experiences from my own high school years, twisting them around a bit, and putting them on paper. Occasionally, when readers tell me certain things in my stories would never happen in real life, it’s all I can do not to smile and think, “Oh, but those things did happen!”

Q. How did you come up with the character Patch, and why did you decide to make him a fallen angel?
A. When I started writing Hush, Hush, I knew I wanted Patch to be the ultimate bad boy...but with a twist. He hadn’t always been bad. In fact, at one point, he’d been really good, and something had caused this big change. While pondering what had caused Patch’s fall from grace, the metaphor of “falling” that I was carrying around in my head became something quite literal—I realized he was a fallen angel. Since I already knew Patch was going to be the ultimate bad boy, this revelation seemed perfect—after all, fallen angels are the original bad boys.

Q. What or who inspired you to become a writer?
A. It’s a funny story—I didn’t start writing until my husband surprised me by enrolling me in a writing class for my 24th birthday. I was so nervous to be in the class. All of the other students had graduated college with degrees in English or literature, and I graduated in health. I felt completely out of my element, but I’m glad I stuck with it. I’d been an avid journal-writer for many years, but I never knew how much I’d love telling stories. It was in that class that I started writing Hush, Hush, eight years ago.

Q. What is the biggest challenge you have to face when writing a book?
A. It changes from book to book. Hush, Hush was, in essence, “crashed” into my publisher’s schedule, which means editing had to be done in a fraction of the time. It was a very busy time for me. I also had to face the challenge of learning how to handle criticism, a big hurdle for all debut authors, I think. With Crescendo, the biggest challenge was tackling a massive rewrite. The story that’s published today, and the story I originally turned in to my editor bare no resemblance. With Silence, the third book in the series, the biggest challenge has been making sure I feel that I’m going to exceed my readers’ expectations. Not the easiest of feats, but I’m determined to do it!

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Format

Hardback
400 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Becca Fitzpatrick
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

7th October 2014

ISBN

9781471118142

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