The Blonde Bookworm: The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube -- Review

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube -- Review

Monday, November 19, 2018

Title: The Dark Beneath the Ice 
Author: Amelinda Berube 
Pages: 320 
Publishing: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire


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.


When I read the synopsis for this novel, I was all in. When I really got into it, I was not feeling it. I had heard it was a dark and scary novel with hints of Paranormal Activity and I was really excited to get into the Halloween and fall spirit, but unfortunately it fell flat for me. It really wasn't that scary and I honestly had a hard time getting engaged. 

I don't think there was really any one thing wrong with the novel. I think possibly my expectations were just a little too high and I became bored with the story. This novel has pretty decent reviews on Goodreads so I would still recommend checking it out if the synopsis interests you. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 2/5


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