The Dark Beneath the Ice

The Dark Beneath the Ice

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 Something is wrong with Marianne. It's not just that her parents have split up, or that life hasn't been t...

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Title:The Dark Beneath the Ice
Author:Amelinda Bérubé
ISBN:Under the Icy Lake
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  • Amelinda Bérubé
    Apr 06, 2018
    [UPDATE: October 29, 2018] Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to leave their thoughts on my spooky book. If you haven't already, I'd super appreciate it if you could copy your review over to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chapters to feed the algorithm magic. Can't wa...
  • Selena
    Aug 02, 2018
    I received a free e-copy of The Dark Beneath The Ice by Amelinda Berube from NetGalley for my honest review. This is an good creepy book. A spirit is haunting Marianne. Her Aunt doesn't believe her and her only friend is on the opposite side of the continent. She has no one to talk ...
  • Helen Power
    Jun 23, 2018
    Marianne's life is falling apart. It isn't because her parents are getting divorced, because her mother had a psychotic break, or even because her best friend moved away. It's because strange and terrifying things keep happening whenever she's around. Light bulbs burst. Mirrors crack. ...
  • Jackie
    Feb 01, 2018
    This one was a bit disappointing. Marketed as a Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity set the tone for an exciting paranormal meets psychological thriller and I couldn?t have been more excited to read this book and the cover itself is gorgeous but once I got into it I found myself...
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    Sep 08, 2018
    See this review and more on Books and Ladders! Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion. This was super creepy and super good and also gay. So all things you want in a book, really. I think it handled mental health ...
  • Katie
    Apr 16, 2018
    *the publisher was kind enough to send me a copy of this book for review* *3.5 stars* (yay for lgbtq+ rep!) I'm a huge fan of horror, unreliable narrators, ghost stories, and spooky stuff. So I was more than a little excited to pick up this book, and overall, it was a great read...
  • Sionna
    Jul 28, 2018
    *I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review* I can't remember the last time I gave a book a 1 star review, but I feel so close to doing it for this book. And I actually got all the way through it, so I feel like that should count for something....
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Jul 30, 2018
    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Sourcebooks Fire. I have a love for horror and an impulse-control problem when it comes to books, but you?re probably well familiar with that by now. Trigger warnings: horror, mental illness, drowning. When her paren...
  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Oct 20, 2018
    This was a bit disappointing unfortunately. I was hoping it would be as scary as it was promised to be, but I wasn't scared at all! And I think the author was going for some ambiguity about whether the haunting was real or just in Marianne's head (which I think would have been the most...
  • Amy Risner
    Jul 20, 2018
    ARC provided by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Oh gosh, this review is not going to be pretty. I?m sorry! I think I am getting pickier when it comes to the horror genre. Throw in an unreliable narrator, and I?m probably going to knock one star o...
  • Meigan
    Aug 06, 2018
    The Dark Beneath the Ice was one of my most-anticipated releases of 2018, so I had pretty high hopes. And while the story delivered on some aspects for me, there were certainly parts that just kind of fell...flat. I really enjoyed the whole storyline centering around possession and...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jul 24, 2018
    This review can also be found here! Thank you to Netgalley for providing an ARC! Publishing August 7th, 2018. TW: mental illness I went through a requesting spree on Netgalley a few weeks back and this is one of the books I requested. The reason why I requested it is because...
  • Giulia
    Jul 31, 2018
    I was definitely in the wrong demographic to read this book.. I think it would be a great YA horror/suspense selection but for me it just lasted too long and I skimmed over a lot of the dramatic scenes where Marianne fights with her demon. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for...
  • Danielle Rotko
    Aug 03, 2018
    Well that was... weird. This book is marketed as "Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity." At first I was all, "sign me up!!" Once I reached the end, I was more along the lines of "wtf did I just read..." The beginning of the book definitely had some promise and I was pretty intrigue...
  • Melissa
    Sep 19, 2018
    The synopsis was well-pitched enough that I wanted ? scratch that ? needed to read that book. But the reality is else: while it is spooky, I?ve been asking myself what was wrong with Marianne, caring about what happened to her. It made me think of Stranger Things and the Upside D...
  • Jessi ♡
    Apr 14, 2018
    this was actually pretty cool and gay ...
  • K.A.
    Jan 18, 2018
    I picked this book up and didn't want to put it down for a hot second, because IT WAS SO DARK AND CREEPY AND UTTERLY BEAUTIFUL AND TERRIFYING! I might have growled at my children when they walked in on me reading. The prose was so lovely and visceral--I felt the ice in my bones, the wa...
  • Derek Milman
    Mar 13, 2018
    In the tradition of Henry James and Sarah Waters, and for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE is a spookily elegant YA horror debut that's not to be missed. Whatever terrifying entity that's haunting Marianne seems both insidious and unexpectedly vulnerable, an orig...
  • JenacideByBibliophile
    Jul 31, 2018
    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire, via NetGalley for an honest review. Opinion: ?Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity ...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Aug 02, 2018
    Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review **** Trigger Warning: Involuntary Outing of a LGTBQ+ Character 1.5 Stars I am very disappointed that I have to r...
  • Dannii Elle
    Mar 21, 2018
    My original thoughts were: "Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity". Um, YES FUCKING PLEASE! My final thoughts were: In theory the synopsis was entirely correct in pitching this book as an amalgamation of the two, but it was a far tamer combination than I had been ecpecting and this s...
  • Acqua
    Aug 10, 2018
    The Dark Beneath the Ice is an addicting f/f horror book, and so much more. I loved it, I can already tell it will be in my list of favorites of 2018, and yet it did not scare me. Reviews, just like what scares a person, are heavily subjective, but it?s especially true for this one ...
  • Teresa
    Jan 24, 2018
    This book was a scary, gorgeous, terrifying gem of an novel that had me reading it with the lights on throughout the night!! I can't even put into words how I felt about this book because I am still processing it... Thanks to Sourcebooks for the ARC!! ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 27, 2017
    I read this so quickly what the fuck. I was literally at dinner with my eyes popping out of my skull and my parents, presumably, were feeling completely disappointed in everything about my being The Dark Beneath the Ice is blurbed as Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity, and honestl...
  • Emma Berquist
    Feb 13, 2018
    Creeping dread, lush writing, and a clever take on a ghost story! Loved it. ...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jul 01, 2018
    4 stars I was really surprised by this one! I don't know what I was really expecting, but mystery thrillers still aren't my favorite genre because they just feel a little drab sometimes. But this was very much Not Drab?. The first big plus was how atmospheric it was. I ju...
  • Lili  Marcus
    Jul 14, 2018
    Find more bookish stuffs from me @Lili's Blissful Pages. Marianne 's life is falling apart. Her parents are getting divorce and her mother checked herself in a hospital. Her bestfriend Ingrid's family moved to different town. And then there's thissomeonetrying to drown her benea...
  • Fidan Lurin
    Aug 11, 2018
    I received an ARC copy of The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Brub in exchange for an honest review. Thanks goes to NetGalley, as well as the publisher, Sourcebooks Fire for this advanced copy which was recently released on August 7, 2018. I?ve read very few ARCs in the last ...
  • The Nerd Daily
    Aug 18, 2018
    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Declan Green Chilling, unsettling, and tense, Amelinda Brub?s debut novel The Dark Beneath The Ice relentlessly submerges the reader into the broken, detached world of former dancer Marianne. The lines between crushing mental ...
  • Amy Leigh
    Sep 02, 2018
    When I first saw the cover for this book I thought it was gorgeous and I instantly had to know more about the book. It started out a little rough. For the first couple chapters I didn't really know where the story was headed but I was quickly captivated by Marianne's story and had to k...