Friday, November 9, 2012

Review: "Iced" by Karen Marie Moning

From Goodreads:  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:  Oh, how I have missed the Fever series!!  Despite the fact that Mac and Barrons play very secondary roles in this book, it was still great to get back to some familiar characters like Dani, Christian and Ryodon.  The story continues in Dublin after the wall fell and is definitely action packed.  The story moved fast and kept my interest (I couldn't put it down!) but I kind of wish it hadn't been so long since I read the Fever series because there was a lot I had forgotten. 

Dani is still pretty immature but is working hard to kill all the Unseelie she can.  I like Dani but at times it was kind of difficult to be stuck in her head for 90% of the book.  I do love her sense of humor; her sarcasm and attitude cracks me up!    Ryodon is a minor character from the Fever series who plays a big role in Iced.  It's been a while since I read Shadowfever so I don't remember much about Ryodon from the series but I must say that I absolutely loved him in this book.  He was tough as nails but had a sarcastic, humorous side.  At times he was kind of a jerk but there was something kind of endearing about him and he was my favorite character in the book.  Christian MacKeltar also shows up in this book but he was not one of my favorites.  He was a super creepy stalker guy; at times he seemed normal and then all of the sudden he would be a total nut job.  I liked him a lot in previous books but as he slowly became Unseelie, he became less likable.

There were a few aspects of the book that I didn't love but overall, I really enjoyed it.  There was a serious cliffhanger at the end of the book so now I can't wait to read the next one!  I have a feeling we'll get to see more of Mac!  I would recommend reading the Fever series before picking up Iced because there was a lot that wouldn't make sense without that background.  4 stars.

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