Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Review: Surviving Ice (Burying Water #4) by: K.A. Tucker

Release Date: October 27, 2015
from Atria Books
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense.

Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all that changes when she witnesses a terrible crime. She’s ready to pack up her things yet again, when a random encounter with a stranger keeps her in the city, giving her reason to stay after all.

That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter wasn’t random. Not at all…"

My Thoughts:

Surviving Ice was another good addition to this series and I love that we got Ivy’s story. This series has always had such a different romance angle and I’ve loved that. None of the stories in this series are typical or expected and Surviving Ice was no exception.

Ivy was a tough one and I love her all the more for that. She prides herself on being independent and I love that about her. She is strong and fierce and she lets you know it. She is unique and her own person and she owns that. And the best part of this is that she just is who she is. There is no dark reason or secret, she’s just Ivy and that makes her even better.

I also really liked Sebastian. Unlike Ivy though he has a tough past and opening up is very difficult for him. But under all of the walls and shields, you can see that he is a good person who wants to do good and make a difference. Ivy was the perfect match for him because she could handle his past. And he was good for Ivy because he didn’t balk at her sass or independence but appreciated her more for it. I do admit though that I had a hard time getting on board with Sebastian in the beginning. And it’s not because I didn’t like him, I did, it’s just that the circumstances in which they meet… well I just couldn’t see how it could ever end well or that Ivy would ever be able to get past it. But K.A. Tucker proved me wrong. It’s a very difficult thing to move past but I think Sebastian did enough to prove that he is worth it in the end. Plus Ivy will give him hell as she should.

As with all the books in this series, the story is much more than romance and the storyline was really good. There are a lot of moving pieces and it keeps the reader invested. It did lull a bit in the middle where it felt like Sebastian and Ivy kept going through the same motions while I was waiting for THE THING to happen, but even when it lulled I was still invested and biting my nails.

Surviving Ice is a good read with good characters. This has been such a good series and I’m sad to say goodbye.


  1. This book is all over our blogger feed today, and it sounds great! I haven't read any K.A. Tucker book, and you have made me seriously want to rectify that. It's so nice that you liked the main characters and the story. Fantastic review, Teresa!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  2. Great review. This was an amazing story and I liked how the author is able to make you care for Sebastian by the end of the book even though he's got a sketchy past.

  3. I can't wait to get to this one. And I agree, each book in this series has such a different angle on romance. Still wonderful and very powerful. Ivy sounds like another brilliant character, one I'll come to love as well as Sebastian. :) Can't wait till I get to this one! Just need to get Chasing River now.

    Lovely review

  4. It's so fun to read the unexpected. Glad you enjoyed.


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