Addiction Fiction Friday: Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch ~ Review by Fallon

Welcome to Addiction Fiction Friday where we feature a 

book of fiction that will become your new addiction. Today I 

am excited to bring you Sara Raasch's new book 

Ice Like Fire. This is a book for fantasy fans. Sara has built a 

world unlike any other.

Hardcover, 479 pages

Expected publication: October 13th 2015
by Balzer + Bray
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 5 Out of 5 Stars
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Goodreads Description:

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.

Fallon's Review:

Thank you you HarperCollins for sending me an ARC of Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch. This in no way affected my opinion in my review.

I begged for an ARC of book 1 Snow like Ashes and then when I found out there was going to be an ARC of Ice Like Fire I knew I need it in my world as soon as possible. The moment I got this ARC in the mail I stopped everything and started reading. Ice like Fire was like coming home again. I want to live in Sara's world she created. You know when  you read a book and you think I wish I wrote that. Sara wrote a book that lives in my heart.

I was so happy to dive right back into the Winter with Meira. She is so fierce and one of my favorite female characters of all time. I love Theron but I think Meira is the shining light in the series. I also loved the vulnerability that Sara introduced to Meira's character in this book.

The new character Ceridwen completely took me by storm and brought the fire. This summer Princess Rebel was a spitfire who had lived a life of cold hard reality and was sick of what the world had to offer and was fighting back. I would love a story on this character alone. She intrigues me and is right up there with Meira as one of my favorite characters.

Reading Ice Like Fire made my year. This is a stunning fantasy and one of my favorite books. Sara I will read whatever you write now! I am amazed at your vision for this world and the world building. I am so excited to see what you write next.

Then I got to the acknowledgments and saw my name and literally squealed and ran and showed my hubby and then called my old co-blogger/twin to let her know. Sara you know how to make a girls day!

If you have not picked up this series then what are you waiting for!

Book 1, SNOW LIKE ASHES, Available Now! 

 Available in audiobook:
  Audible | iTunes

 Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1) 

About this Author

Sara Raasch has known she was destined for bookish things since the age of five, when her friends had a lemonade stand and she tagged along to sell her hand-drawn picture books too. Not much has changed since then — her friends still cock concerned eyebrows when she attempts to draw things and her enthusiasm for the written word still drives her to extreme measures. Her debut YA fantasy, SNOW LIKE ASHES, the first in a trilogy, came out October 14, 2014 from Balzer + Bray. It does not feature her hand-drawn pictures.


  1. What a rave review! That is so sweet that she gave you that acknowledgement. Saying that Meira is one of your favorite female characters OF ALL TIME is such high praise...clearly I can't neglect this book series any longer XD


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