THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE, by Amelinda Berube, Sourcebook Fire/Sourcebooks


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.

Out August 7, 2018


I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Who doesn’t love supernatural thrillers? And in a YA format?? Wow!

It’s great to see more and more thrillers enter the YA genre.  As a published author of supernatural thrillers, I am always eager to see what other authors do with the genre. This debut author did a good job.  I had no idea what to expect, but the one thing that stood out the most was the pacing–fast and direct, filled with action and building tension. The Protagonist was flat out creepy, everything around her happening was pins and needles exciting and nail biting and the ending… blew my mind!

Well done!

There were a few things that bugged me a bit, but I discarded them quickly because of the writing, strong and poignant. I can’t wait to see what the author does next!

I gave it:


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