The Price of Ice

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Pub Date 09 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 09 Dec 2022

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For fans of Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon comes a story about being brave enough to love written by U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist, Anita Saxena.

“A determined heroine, relatable family drama, and an enemies-to-lovers romance you will double flip over. Perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Becky Wallace.” —Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian and What You Always Wanted

“Kate, you’re not a loser.” His tone is soft and serious.

I can’t stop myself from gazing into his blue eyes.

The corner of his mouth lifts in a smile. “You’re a national champion.”

There’s no hint of his earlier sarcasm.

I’m stunned by his proximity, the heat of his voice, the way my name sounds with his accent, how he called me a champion like I’d truly earned the title. My mouth goes dry and for a moment we’re both statues under the streetlight.

For fans of Jenny Han and Nicola Yoon comes a story about being brave enough to love written by U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist, Anita Saxena.

“A determined heroine, relatable family drama, and an ...


Advance Praise

"“A peek inside the world of competitive figure skating that may make readers want to strap on a pair of skates. Fans of YA romance will swoon over this heartwarming and charming story.”—Lauren K. Denton, USA Today Best Selling Author of A Place to Land


“A dash of sports, a sprinkle of romance, and plenty of heart. Perfect for fans of Sandhya Menon and Sarah Dessen.” —Prerna Pickett, author of If You Only Knew


“A determined heroine, relatable family drama, and an enemies-to-lovers romance you will double flip over. Perfect for fans of Miranda Kenneally and Becky Wallace.” 

—Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian and What You Always Wanted


""Heartfelt, healing ... Kate's crisis will resonate with anyone whose passion has meant some pain, the stumble of trying to find your feet again, and what can happen if we dare to expand.""—Julie Israel, author of Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index


“A beautiful story about learning that sometimes the things we sacrifice to achieve a dream are the things that make us stronger. With an authentic voice, it touched my heart and had me cheering at the end.”—Elizabeth Arroyo, author of My Not So Anonymous Best Friend 


“A fresh and interesting spin on the figure skater and hockey player romance.”

—Kristen Landon, author of Life in the Pit

"“A peek inside the world of competitive figure skating that may make readers want to strap on a pair of skates. Fans of YA romance will swoon over this heartwarming and charming story.”—Lauren K...


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I really enjoyed reading this, I enjoyed that the author was a figure skater. I thought Anita Saxena had a great job in writing this and it was what I was hoping for from the description. Overall this was what I was hoping for and I enjoyed reading this.

"When the cloud shapes don’t remind me of Dad, I’m seeing floating hockey skates. I swear the sky changed to the exact shade of blue of Brice’s eyes. I go from being weirded out by Dad to drowning in overwhelming guilt."

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Very enjoyable a good story for those who love good girl x hockey player! The character interaction was something I found myself enjoying with each page! A quick read but worth it.

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𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘖𝘧 𝘐𝘤𝘦 follows Kate Reddy, a member of the national figure skating club, who's accidentally injured her knee bad enough that her strict self imposed regime to make it to the Olympics has been disrupted. But along the way of recovery lies a great gift she'll recognise in the form of her supportive friends and family.

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It was interesting to read a narrative about a figure skating from the perspective of a professional one. It was evident the story was told through years of experience which well reflected in the story and enhanced the craft.

Kate, as a character was stubborn and determined - all good qualities until she took it a step too far to even recognise her own self and the love of those around her.

So the knee injury brought with itself some time for Kate to open herself back up to her group of people and also to Brice, the new hockey player who was intent on making her realise the boon of the situation and also making her feel some butterflies and adding more to resist for Kate on her Two Year Olympic Plan.

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Overall: A well carved plot with great character development and a fluttery first love.

3.86 / 5✩

𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘉𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴𝘎𝘰𝘚𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘕𝘦𝘵𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘐 𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 & 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘥. 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯.

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Thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for an electronic advanced readers copy of this novel.

I'm a big Figure Skating fan as well as a sucker for YA novels, so I was excited to read The Price of Ice by Anita Saxena. Kate Reddy is a figure skater on the rise - she recently won the US National Junior Championship and has her sights set on making a splash at the World Junior Championship. She has a 2 year plan to get to the Olympics and nothing, her parents' divorce, her lack of a social life and her schooling, will get in her way. Felled by a freak accident on the ice while practicing, she blames the seemingly arrogant Brice, a hockey player who was practicing on the same ice at the time.

Kate is forced to examine her life and her focus on her skating to the detriment of everything else. It was a fun and quick read, but I wish that the author took the time to put in some more characterization and a less predictable plot. I did enjoy the amount of realism she had of setting up the figure skating world.

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Brilliant story of how to overcome life's hurdles and how to think about others.

Lovely MC, Kate is so determined and dedicated to her skating that when the worst happens she is forced to reevaluate her life. I loved how her relationship developed with her parents and their partners. Brice was the perfect love interest, simply perfect.

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I am trying to read more books where sport is a major plot point and so I was excited to read and review this one and I found it enjoyable, the characters were by far my favourite part of this book and I loved the skating element.

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When an accident on the ice sees Kate Reddy’s dreams come to a grinding halt, suddenly everything she is, everything she has worked for, rests in the hands of God and a lot of needles. Prognosis? To be determined. But, in the meantime, and with the help of rising hockey star, Brice, Kate is afforded the opportunity to explore who she is beyond the ice, on this, a journey of risk and healing, passion, and the bravery of love.

The romance between these two was a swift push and pull, a wrestling on Kate’s part as she slowly came to terms with her emotions towards him and the part they played alongside her Olympic dreams. Overall I liked Brice’s character and would have loved to have a bit more time getting to know him and his sister. I also loved the way Saxena has utilised Kate’s injury to highlight how she lived and breathed skating, and that everything - and everyone - else had been left in her tracks. I enjoyed watching her navigate these harnessed feelings, rebuild relationships, and live with some help from her support network.

While I did feel that the rushed pace and, at times, overwhelming layering of events, disrupted the overall immersive experience of this read, I do commend Saxena for the mentality and drive that has been captured in Kate; a young, professional athlete on her path to Olympic glory. Had things progressed a little slower, and with a bit more depth orchestrated in the characters and events, I believe this would have been a knockout performance. As it stands, this was a good premise and I enjoyed the insights provided, and I appreciated the authors personal experiences incorporated within.

An easy and insightful glimpse into the competitive field of figure skating, The Price of Ice brims with passion, pain, frustration, hope, and the embers of love; good for young readers who dare to peek behind the curtain into the thrilling world of figure skating, or for those with a standing admiration for the sport.

Thank you to Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the advanced copy of this book. 3.5⭐️

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I really liked this YA sports romance. It was fun to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the competitive ice skating world! Kate and Brice have great chemistry and I enjoyed their journey. Will be looking forward to more from Saxena.

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I found this an enjoyable read. I loved the skating element and you could tell that the author was a skater. I also enjoyed how the main character developed and grew.

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This book is everything to me. I learned so much from it and I'm just so glad I read this book!!
A Young Adult book which is completely my cup of tea, it's written so great, and the storyline was sweet and cute, and so the characters. I feel a little bit sick of Kate that she lets those negative thoughts over her, but I love that she, eventually, is able to see something positively and that She started to see her worth isn't just in one place.
I love learning new facts about ACL Injury, which is quite difficult for me to get to this point but it's definitely a worth read. Thank you so much to the Author Anita Saxena, To the publisher, and to Netgalley for this free copy!
I'm so glad to have this opportunity.

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