Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch is the second book in the Snow Like Ashes YA fantasy series. In this book, Meira strives to act like a queen even though she prefers being a warrior. The story is told from Meira's perspective and Mather's perspective. This book has much less action than the first and focuses on inner struggles and the trip to find some magical keys and how to open the magical chasm found in Winter's mountains. Theron wants to open it but Meira doesn't so tries to find the keys first and the Order of the Lustrate. Finally, about the last 50 pages had some action and got really good.
This book was not as interesting as the first but was okay. I still like Mather best and didn't understand some things. The plot seemed dull to me and it moved along slowly. The only reason I finished this book is because it is the second in a series and I plan on finishing the series. It isn't gripping but it's still worth reading. This has mostly introspection, politics, betrayal and travel in it.
(Karen's review, 3- stars)
Now see what Gerard thought of it:
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch is the follow-up to Snow Like Ashes, which I loved! Meira, the new Queen of Winter, is on a mission to get Winter out of the rule of the King of Cordell and she needs help to do that.
This book is nowhere near as good as the first. The first half of the book I had to plow through because nothing really is going on. The second half has some action and I was able to get into it more. The ending was just okay and not the big “wow” I hoped for. I will read the third book in hopes that it will be better and see how it all plays out.
(Gerard’s review, 3 stars)
See our review of the first in this series: Snow Like Ashes
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