“Waiting On” Wednesdays: Ice Like Fire

Waiting on Wednesdays

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming book releases that we are excited for.


Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) by Sara Raasch

Hardcover, 479 pages
Publication Date: Oct. 13th, 2015
Publisher: Balzar + Bray
ISBN: 9780062286956
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads

It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

When I read the first book in this series, I was really worried that it wouldn’t live up to the massive hype of the blogging world and what was in my own head. But once I really got into it, I very much enjoyed the way the world was built, and the relationships between the characters. And while I do feel a little over the love-triangle of it all (I mean, really, does it always have to be a triangle? Can’t these YA characters ever just love one person, or no people?) overall I’m really pleased with where the story started and where it seems to be going. I’m really pumped to see Meira lead her people and come into her own as a ruler. Also, more world building and more gorgeous cover art…

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What are you waiting for this week?

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