Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Book Review: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Happy Tuesday and Happy Book Review Tuesday!!!  It's a raining day in New England today but I'm not going to complain because they are predicting 80s tomorrow, WOOHOO.  YEAH, I'm a very happy girl even though it's raining today.

But I'm going to be quiet and get to today's review, which I really enjoyed reading:

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Three months as gone by since Meira freed the Winterians and the only thing that she wants is for her people to be safe.  But of course safety never comes easy, right?  Meira freed her people with the help of Cordell and because of that the Winterians are in debt with Cordell.  And they are forcing the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, making them dig deeper and deeper into the mines in search of Primoria's lost chasm of magic.

Theron thinks finding Primoria's lost chasm of magic is an opportunity for the world to stand against threats like Angra, but Meira isn't so sure that's the right thing to do.  She knows the last time the world access so much magic, it spawned the Decay, but how can she convince Theron of that?

When King of Cordell orders the two of them on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira is going to use this trip to going to find a way to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe, even if that means clashing with Theron.  Can she do it?  Even knowing that she will hurt people that she loves?

One of the things that I loved about this second book was getting the perspective of Mather and Oh My, did we learn about Mather this book.  We got to learn that even though he is back at Winter with his parents and even though he is happy about Meira, he just wants to be FREE.  And Winter and it's people are still suffering, everything is still fresh and the Cordell's are taking advantage.  So, when Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides that he is going to take measures and take care of Winter's security into his own hands.  Will he be able too?  Does he know who he is fighting?

There are a lot going on on this book, after the first book I didn't think we were going to get another story that would get me so involve again, but Sara Raasch did it and it was good, really good.  I loved all the action and loved Meira in this book.  She is not afraid to go with her guts and I think that is what makes her different from most main characters.  Mather, he has come a long way, and he evolved a lot in this book and I'm ready to see a lot of him next and see what else he has to bring.  Bring on the next book!!!  I gave this one 4 out of 5 stars.