Review| Ice Planet Barbarians – Ruby Dixon

If you’ve been on TikTok or anywhere in the bookish community lately I’m sure you’ve seen Ice Planet Barbarians mentioned once or twice. All the hype had me really curious, so when TBR and Beyond created a WTF group read and this was the first book I decided to join. In all honesty, the new covers helped a lot as well. Keep on reading to find out more about this book and what I thought!

The international publishing phenomenon Ice Planet Barbarians, now in a special print edition!

Fall in love with the out-of-this-world romance between Georgie Carruthers, a human woman, and Vektal, an alien from another planet, in this expanded edition with bonus materials and an exclusive epilogue–in print only!

You’d think being abducted by aliens would be the worst thing that could happen to me. And you’d be wrong. Because now the aliens are having ship trouble, and they’ve left their cargo of human women–including me–on an ice planet.

We’re not equipped for life in this desolate winter wasteland. Since I’m the unofficial leader, I head out into the snow to look for help.

I find help all right. A big blue horned alien introduces himself in a rather . . . startling way. Vektal says that I’m his mate, his chosen female–and that the reason his chest is purring is because of my presence. He’ll help me and my people survive, but this poses a new problem.

If Vektal helps us survive, I’m not sure he’s going to want to let me go.


“Up until yesterday, I, Georgie Carruthers, never believed in aliens.”

If you told me I would enjoy an alien/human romance a couple of months ago I would’ve laughed at you. Part of me was also hesitant about starting Ice Planet Barbarians. The hype really got to me. You can say one thing TikTok really does help sell books, haha.

Being abducted by aliens isn’t something I think many people would be happy about and that’s the case for our main character Georgie. I mean waking up on a space ship surrounded by aliens has to be creepy. Georgie was an interesting character. While many people would sit in a corner and cry she was a feisty one. Georgie never stopped fighting!

That’s when things get weird (not that they weren’t before, haha). Georgie and a few other females escape the ship they’re on when things malfunction. That’s when she leaves the ship to see if she can find someone or something to help them. And that’s when she runs into Vektal and things get sexual pretty quickly. My eyebrows were definitely raised, haha.

Vektal is an interesting character. Not only his looks, but his personality. He’s very protecting and when he thinks Georgie is his mate he’ll do anything to keep her safe. I liked we got his POV, because that definitely gave a bit more of a look in this world and species.

Ice Planet Barbarians is pretty smutty (there’s a lot, haha), funny, and just hard to put down. It’s interesting to see them trying to communicate and how they think of the other. I kept on reading to find out what was going on and I actually was smiling when it ended. Ruby Dixon definitely has me enjoying a genre I never expected to like!

Was Ice Planet Barbarians the best book I’ve ever read? No. Did I enjoy it? Yes, more than I expected. So much so that I actually plan on reading the second book. The special edition covers definitely do motivate my decision. Ruby Dixon is definitely creative and I am curious to see how this series continues!

It’s always interesting when you end up enjoying something you never expected you would. Even if I’m still not really sure what it is I just read, haha. Have you read Ice Planet Barbarians? If so, let me know what you thought in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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