Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch Review

ILFTitle: Ice Like Fire

Author: Sara Raasch
Publisher:  Balzer & Bray

Format: eBook
Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Edelweiss

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.


This book was absolutely amazing. I loved Meira and the growth that she goes through in this book. It was interesting to see her fight the girl she wanted to be, and become the queen that Winter needed. For most of the book it seemed like this was going to be a pretty typical middle book, however the ending took it from an intriguing read to being downright captivating. I was hooked from about 75% on in the most epic of ways.

Meira really grew in this book, and started to recognize that she needed to strive for a balance between the impulsive girl she was, and the queen she was always meant to be. Raasch did a fantastic job of really showing Meira’s struggles with this. What I loved most was that Meira was still a person with flaws, even though she recognized them. She made mistakes, and was unapologetic for them because she knew they were important to her growth as queen.

I’ve never been fully supportive of Meira with either boy, mostly because it seems like both of them are incredibly selfish. In this book though Mather starts to get over his shock and start to grow up. Especially in the middle/end parts of the book he really starts to show some maturity and care about things outside of himself. Theron on the other hand goes backwards. he had compassion and empathy even though it was always clear that he was in the relationship for his kingdom. In this book though Theron undergoes a huge personality change, and it really left me disliking him.

The ending to this book was just jaw-dropping, and there were a few twists that I just never saw coming. It didn’t really end on a huge cliffhanger, but there are enough unanswered questions, that I’m just dying to found out what happens in the third book. I have to give it 5 out of 5 stars for hooking me from beginning to end.



**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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