Review: Black Ice by Stephen Tesher

Book Rate: ★★★★☆ (4/5)


I think this is officially the book rating I felt more conflicted about so far in my reading life.

On one hand I felt like some parts of the plot were a bit exaggerated and that there were fascinating characters and intereting situations that could’ve been explored further and weren’t. A quick example: David falls for a mysterious girl, Kris, by the end of the book we discover why Kris is so mysterious but throughout the story the reader doesn’t get the chance to feel as wrapped up in her “mysterish” aura as could be.

On the other hand: Oh My Feels! Black Ice has one of the most perfect endings I’ve ever read! I won’t give you a big and enthusiastic speech about it (even though I would love to) since this is a non-spoiler review but I’ll tell you the following: at the start of this book I was stuck with the idea that this story was a good representation of how hard it can be to move on from you first love. I finished it realising not only that but also how important it is that you free yourself. If a person is keeps telling you how he/she wants you but also that they can’t be with you right then, if you’re stuck in a vicious cycle because you really like them and feel unable to move on, you have to realize that they will never let you go. They like having you there fully commited even thought they’re not. You have to let go, you have to free yourself. And Black Ice presents the reader with an amazing prespective on this topic.

I loved it I loved it I loved it. The only reason I won’t give the fifth star really only has to do with a bit of character/situation exploration that lacked in my opinion and could’ve made this book a perfect read.

Nevertheless it is still an amazing read and I strongly recommend it!

I can do a book discussion about Black Ice‘s spoilery parts later on if some of you guys want it. So if you do just say the word!

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★★☆
  • Characters ★★★☆☆
  • Writing ★★★★☆
  • Pacing ★★★☆☆
  • Cover ★★★★★

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

David Fischer is slipping and he’s hoping to meet the perfect girl in order to fix that. Meanwhile David finds his escape in alcohol and drugs.

Then David meets Kris, a mysterious, sexy older woman, and his world is changed. But David discovers that the mysteries of Kris’ life may be darker than he’s ready for. 

Publisher: CreateSpace
Date of Publication:  October 27th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Drama
Page Count: 328
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.