Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Narrator: Jenna Lamia
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?
There were parts of this book that I really liked, but there were also parts I really wasn't thrilled with.
First what I liked: I did like the mystery in the story. Who is Mason? Can he be trusted? Is he really bad or is there more to his story? That part was interesting to me. It really was what kept me reading. And for once I also liked that I thought I had parts of the story figured out. Usually, I hate that! But it kept me reading because I really wanted to know if I was right! I also liked the change in Britt. At first, I did not like her very much at all! But I did like seeing her grow and change as the story went along. I wouldn't say she became a character I really loved by the end, but I did like her a whole lot better!
What I wasn't thrilled with: I pretty much hated Britt's friend! She was so mean to Britt (but I was also mad at Britt for being ok with it!). She was just a brat! I didn't like that they were friends when the relationship seemed toxic to me. I also didn't like Britt's relationship with Calvin. She was so hung up on him, and I wanted to shake her and say he wasn't worth it! Actually what I didn't like about the book basically boiled down to the type of person Britt was at the start. She was shallow and let people walk all over her AND she made very immature decisions. Now she did change from that quite a bit but it was a long time coming! I also didn't like that she was in a very dangerous situation and yet was thinking about her capture as good looking etc. It didn't seem realistic to me!
Did I end up liking the book? Pretty much. It was ok but I didn't love it at all.
Thoughts on the library: I don't think I'd put this in my middle school media center. It was bit mature and since I didn't love it I think I could find something else to spend the money on.
Thoughts on the audiobook: The narrator did a good job. Her voice was easy to listen to and she did a good job differentiating the characters' voices.
Final Thoughts: Ended up liking it better than I thought I would, but still not fantastic.