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Book Review – Iced

Book: Iced (Fever 6) by Karen Marie Moning
Release Date: October 29th 2012
Tags: Urban Fantasy / Fantasy / Adult / Violence
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Other books in this series I reviewed
Darkfever / Bloodfever / Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever

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Possible spoilers for the previous books in the series

Synopsis

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.

Review

I am so conflicted with this book. The first 100 pages or so I thought there was even a chance I might dnf this one but it got better.

I already was hesitant about this book because I knew we were getting Dani’s point of view in this and I didn’t enjoy hers in the Fever books. But as this book focuses completely on her instead of Mac, we get to know what makes her tick more. And I grew to like her quite a bit by the end. I wanted to protect her.

Mainly from those pedophiles named Ryodan and Christian. You know I was initially excited Christian was back in this book, but man what a twisted idiot does he become. The way he looks at Dani, a 14 year old, sexually, is disgusting. And I don’t think the unseelie bit is a good excuse. But Ryordan is even worse with his leering and ‘You’re going to grow up to be a great woman’ as if he is waiting on that to happen so he can jump her. Where is the bucket so I can throw up? Also his act that he won’t hurt her but he did hang her on his wall from chains and uses violence on her, yeah. Ryodan just went down a few notches in my book..

Dancer on the other hand was a great addition. I loved how Dani and he interacted. How Dani clearly thought he was amazing and smart. She could see the value in his intelligence even though he was ‘just human’.

What was the point of Kat’s few point of view chapters and scenes? They were so boring. She is so bland. I honestly skipped them after 2 or so. I didn’t miss anything.

I’m sorry if this review seems a mess. I think the book was a mess, and therefor need to share my harsh thoughts I guess. Even so I did still rate it 3 stars. I do love this world, this idea and as I said, Dani turned out to be a great character in the end. I think she is growing and evolving and I can’t wait how she will deal with Mac.

2 thoughts on “Book Review – Iced

  1. I’ve been debating whether to read this book for months now. I really enjoyed Karen’s Fever series, it was quite the brutal and gripping series at times. But I’ve seen so many complaints about Iced, basically what you said about Dani being a 14 year old girl and being sexualised by much-older men so it’s completely put me off reading it which is a shame.

    I hope your next read is a lot better, great rand honest review!!

    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

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