Review: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

(Fever #6)
by Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication date: Oct. 30, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantay

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.



My thoughts

I have to be honest, the moment I found out this book was in Dani’s POV, I refused to read it. I loved the previous six books, but Dani (an obnoxious 14 yr old girl) was just too irritating in the small doses I got in previous books. I didn’t think I would be able to handle an entire book in her POV. So, I didn’t read it. It’s been almost 10 years since her book came out and I finally decided to give it a shot. Mainly because I kind of forgot how annoying she can be, and wanted to get back into the world that I missed. I’m glad to say that even though Dani is still slightly annoying, being inside her head puts things into perspective.

Now I won’t go into too much detail since I don’t want to give anything away from the previous books. This book is pretty much a part two to the previous six books. However, like the synopsis says, there was a huge fight and the walls between Faerie and the mortal world and gone. Leaving a world of absolute chaos. Let’s just say that a lot takes place in this book that mixed both what’s to come for everyone and things that have happened in the past.

While I didn’t necessarily mind Dani’s character, I did mind grown men panting after her. She’s 14 years old and you have some immortal dude that I have no clue what he is exactly. There’s a human that’s turning into an Unseelie Prince who is in love with her. Then there’s her actual friend who I believe is also older and possibly in his 20’s… but I don’t remember. I just know that he went to college and he’s older. So don’t quote me on that. Either way, grown men should not be looking at a child the way that these guys do. The only one that I’m actually okay with is Dani’s friend Dancer because he treats her like a friend and doesn’t blatantly look at her in that way. But still, it’s just creepy and gross and I’m not sure I’m okay with where this part of the story is going.

This story does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, but thankfully for me, all the books are already out. Ha! So I don’t need to wait forever to read the next book. Which I do plan to do because I do miss this world. The author definitely knows how to write a good story and keep the reader entertained. Even in parts where it wasn’t so busy, there was still a lot being discussed or foreshadowed, that you were always kind of waiting to see what would happen next. If you haven’t read this series yet, I do highly recommend it if you’re looking for a dark, mystery, urban fantasy novel.



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