Book Review Of “The Dark Beneath The Ice” by Amelinda Berube @SourcebooksFire
Something is wrong with Marianne.
It’s not just that her parents have split up, or that life hasn’t been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital.
She’s losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close.
Something is after her. But a first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing’s rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. And Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it think it’s owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side. (From Goodreads)
Thank You Sourcebooks Fire #Partner for gifting me this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3 out of 5 Stars.
I love ghost stories, and paranormal stories, both in books, but in television and movies. So I was really excited when I received this ARC. I was pulled in almost immediately, and I blew through the first 100 pages the first time I opened the book. I was so engrossed, and I was trying to figure out what could be haunting this girl, and why? Or was it going to be some malicious trick from someone she knew? Was it going to be a mental illness? Or was there really something paranormal happening? (You’ll have to read the book to find out) Am I let down by the reveal of what it was? Not really? Had I wanted something a bit more? Yes. Overall it was a decent book, I enjoyed reading it, and letting my imagination run wild.
The writing did get a little too young for me at some points, some of the phrases Marianne and others use in this book come across as juvenile and kind of teenage girl drama-ish. So I actually think this book would be perfect for high-school girls, as I think they could find it very relatable when it comes to topics such as boys, school, boyfriends/girlfriends, relationships, and friends. (all of which is a topic in this book) Would I describe this as a cross between Paranormal Activity and Black Swan? Possibly.
This book is out August 7th, I will include helpful links below.