Friday, May 22, 2020

Whiteout by Adriana Anders - NO

Whiteout by Adriana Anders, 352 pages. Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2020. $8.

Language: R (426 swears, 44 “f”); Mature Content: R; Violence: PG13



Finding blood out on the ice is unusual enough to set Coop on edge, and the nagging feeling that something is wrong won’t leave, even as the summer crew parties and packs to leave the next morning. Meanwhile, Angel isn’t excited to leave Antarctica and the people she’s been around cooking for all summer, but maybe Angel would have changed her mind if she knew witnessing a murder is the reason she gets to extend her stay. Not understanding what’s happening, Coop and Angel are forced to work together or else freeze to death.

While the scienecy stuff goes over my head when I try to reason out how possible the situation really is, Anders effectively continues the story in an engaging manner without losing readers in confusing explanations. If it wasn’t for the several chapters in the middle I skimmed over because of the sexual content, I would have really enjoyed reading this thriller because of the unique circumstances and solutions. Anders ends the book with a cliffhanger, but I won’t be reading the sequel. The mature content rating is for illegal activity, sexually suggestive comments, mention for pornography, masturbation, dry humping, orgasm, and oral and vaginal sex. The violence rating is for assault, blood and gore, gun use, and murder.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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