Book Review: Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner

Ice Massacre
Tiana Warner
YA, Paranormal/Fantasy, Romance
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 A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.

The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.

Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.

For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.

 As a girl who likes gore, morbid, scary, eye-shutting horror, this book was totally right up my alley. No, it's not a horror-themed book but the amount of blood shed and the graphic detailing of their war was very vivid in a way that you can imagine yourself in the middle of it.

The battles remind me so much of Hunger Games but the feel of being trapped, and the only escape is to kill and survive, was shown well in this book. I say that because the battles happened in the middle of the sea, in a rocky boat with the mermaids being masters of the waters. I felt like reaching out for anything and join in on the killing of the so-called sea demons.

But are they really sea demons?

There is a reason behind the Massacres. There is also a deeper reason behind mermaids suddenly killing the folks of Eriana Kwai and these things are being discovered through the unlikely friendship between a human and a mermaid.

I like the book so much because it evoked in me feelings that make me question the justice of it all, the loss of the sanity of some warriors and the impending doom between both worlds. Ice Massacre is a definite must-read and I do hope there's a second book to it. (There should be!)

My grandma tells me I sold her the first story I wrote – The Sachmoe – for $2.
I'm not sure if this makes me a born entrepreneur or just plain saucy, but my point is that I've been a writer for longer than I can remember. I wrote poems and short stories throughout elementary school, and started my first full-length novel, The Infinite Knowledge of J. T. Badgley, in high school.
You can find my author profiles on Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Smashwords.
I graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and work as a content marketing specialist for a computer software company.
I love psychology, astronomy, music, food, the great outdoors, and am an avid supporter of animal welfare. I have a quarter horse named Bailey, a pony sidekick named Strawberry, and an extremely naughty cat named Paisley.
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