Hi All, I am finally here with book review number two for the Snow Like Ashes trilogy. It took me a bit longer to get through this read but I am excited to share my thoughts on this one! Keep reading for a book review on Ice Like Fireby Sarah Raasch.
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Ice Like Fire
In this quick run down, Ice Like Fire contains all the same characters plus a few more. At the end of the previous book, Winter was free after their encounter with Angra as Meria and the Winterians took back their kingdom they had lost. This second book is now set a few months later and goes into several new challenges facing deception and fighting to keep their freedom.
Following along in the first books foot steps, Sarah does a fantastic job with detail and description. Her writing takes us on a journey with the characters that is so vivid and realistic. In comparison to the first book, this one was my least favorite. At times I did feel it was a little slow in getting into the next part of the journey.
Meira is fantastic as usual. I adore Meira’s character and her continuous growth. What makes Meira’s character so realistic is how authentic she is. She faces her challenges head on and is willing to except her weakness and learn how to fix them. Her character is always growing and it is very evident throughout the entire storyline. I appreciate how much detail Sarah puts into expressing Meira’s thoughts. Being able to feel like you are beside Meira in this aspect is one thing I truly love about the style of this book.
Within this second book you also get to view Mather’s perspective. I love books that change between the two main characters were you get to experience both sets of thoughts and emotions. I appreciate Sarah adding in Mather’s perspective. Although it wasn’t much, it added more depth and encouragement to the story line. By adding Mather’s perspective you got to learn more about his character than in the previous book.
This book was 100% middle book syndrome. There was not a huge sense of page turning urgency. I love the characters and how they continuously grow through the hardship. Although there was still a lot going on within the book, I do wish that there was just more to this book that made it more exciting. Truly, this book took me awhile to finish for the sole reason that I was bored with it. I loved the first book and couldn’t wait to read the second one which left me slightly disappointed when I was bored with it. Overall I would rate this book a three out of five stars.
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