Review: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Monday, November 5, 2012
Series:(A Dani O'Malley Novel)Fever #6
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 495
Reviewer: Ambers I. & R.
Rating: Photobucket
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.

Holy Fecking Moly! I loved this book. I was nervous to read this book since it was Dani. I mean I liked her okay before but I just couldn't see reading from a 14 year old girl and not having it be all YA'ish like. But I should have totally trusted Karen and knew it was going to be fan'freaking'tastic.

I am sure there are tons of reviews surfacing now so I won't bore you with what everyone else I am sure is saying. Is this book as awesome as the Fever series? I sure think so! Is it weird having a 14 yr. old narrator? Nope not at all! Is there still "adult" like situations? Feck Yes! Dani is not a normal teenager and once you read this book you will see it all.

I loved Ryodan. I mean loved loved loved him. I so would love to get that nod! But I am like what is his intentions with Dani? How does he see her? Its driving me crazy. I want to know. I need inside his twisted little mind, damn it. But I did not at all like him with Jo. I mean come on! She is just not the girl for him. She gets too googly eyed over him. I don't like it. Maybe I am just a hater and want him for myself. Who knows?!

Christian is totally freaking me out. I don't care about him turning into the unseelie prince. I care about the possessiveness he feels over Dani. Its weird and creepy. And when Dani found that surprise under his bed, I was so over him.

Dancer! I love him. Hes cute and human and smart as hell. But we learn that he has some kinda deep dark secrets. What are they? I want to know. Is he really bad? Or are they more harmless? So many questions.

 Dani does have some kid like moments, not really though. Just sometimes. But she is a bad ass. She should be proud. Her life isn't easy and it never was.I really love her. I can't wait for her to grow up so we can see her in more adult life situations.

I am dying to talk about this book. I loved it. I didn't think I would but I totally did. It kicked major petunias! The action was awesome, we are introduced to knew enemies that are just out of this world. There was some sexiness. This book totally rocked my socks off. Seriously it was good all over. I don't have any major complaints. The cliff hanger was mean but its to be expected. I need more of this now.

If you are maybe cheap like I am and hate paying almost $16 for a book, well trust me its worth every single penny. Its a need to read book. But if you live under a rock and have not read the Fever series then go read that first.

If you have read this book please lets talk. Leave a comment. And lets keep the convo going. I am not ready to leave this book behind yet. 

There are a few main points I want to make about this book. I have a couple negative ones and more positive ones. So I'm going to start with the negative stuff first.

  • I didn't like that Dani was only 14 and there were these dudes creeping on her. Christian was creepy and gross. 
  • There were a lot of moments that I was super ticked off that she was 14. I really wanted her to be older. 
  • Jo. That's all that really needs to be said but I'll elaborate. I basically can't stand her in this book, at all. She annoys me to the point that I don't ever want to read about her character ever again. 
Those are the only negative things that I have to say about the book. Other than the fact that I already want to read the next one. I'm so damn impatient. I really loved this book, a lot. I almost wish I would've waited to read it until the rest of the series is out.

Dani is completely bad ass. I mean, she's only 14 and she's more bad ass than most grown heroines we get. She kind of puts them to shame actually. She has all kinds of super powers, she's basically a super hero as she likes to think of it. Now that the walls between faery and the world have come down, havoc is everywhere. It's basically a post apocalyptic world and everyone who survived is trying to adjust. Not only are they dealing with all this craziness. Parts of faery are floating around basically ingesting whatever they come across. Also, something is instantly freezing random parts the country. People are dying, faery and human. So naturally Dani is in the mix, she has to save her town! However, it's not that easy.

Everyone has their own obstacles to face. Kat is now leading the sidhe-seer's at the abbey and she's facing her own demons. Such as Cruce being beneath the abbey and causing trouble there. Christian is turning into an Unseelie Prince and it seems like he's struggling with it a lot. I think he wants to be a good guy but he can't stop the changes that are coming. And he has this weird obsession with Dani, I think he liked her because who wouldn't? Which if he didn't turn into a complete creepy Unseelie then it wouldn't have been quite so bad. I think he would have contained it more. But it gets odd really quick. Ryoden is still running Chester's and he has own agenda with Dani, I'm just really not sure what it is. He's not really that creepy with Dani. He has more of an older brother attitude towards her at this point, at least I think he does. He thinks she's annoying and frustrating and he's trying to teach her and help her use her gifts. He takes her to different spots that were iced and he kind of guides her to use her powers to try to single out what's going on. The reason he takes her is because she's fast and the areas are so cold that most people can't survive the cold. Also, she's observant and notices the little details that other people might miss. I basically think he's just trying to protect her and help her without making it super obvious. I really like the relationship between Dancer and Dani. Dancer is awesome and super smart. It's really obvious in the books that Dani kind of has a crush on him but I think he's crushing on her too.

Trust me, these aren't the only things that happen. All in all, I think that the book is really excellent. I liked the story line. I'm expecting these to be like the Fever series and just get better as they go on. I'm really curious to hear other opinions about it though.

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  1. I loved it too, it was another grand slam for KMM, but I waited the entire book to see what was going to happen with TP and Karen hits me with that ending! Ugh I wanted to cry! Loved Dani, I think she's strong and energetic, and unlike Mac she's really damaged. I feel for her. And jo, ugh I agree, no more to be said. I finished this book in twelve hours. And now I want to reread them all, all over again.

    1. I think before the next book I am definitely going to do a re-read of all the books. And I know, I was waiting forever for her and TP to come face to face! I can't wait to see what happens there. It took my until like book 3 to like Mac but for some reason I pretty much liked Dani instantly.

  2. Haha oh yes, Ryodan can give me the nod ANYTIME! LOL And yeah, Christian is c-r-e-e-p-y! I LOVED this book. I spent all of Saturday reading it because I just couldn't put it down. KMM is a master! Great reviews ladies. :)

    1. oh yes, I will total glitter my boobs to get that nod! lol Christian was just plain creepy. At first he was okay then he just went into weirdo-ville. She really is a master. I am dying to get the book asap.

  3. Haven't gotten too it, but it sounds really good. Looking forward reading it after seeing your reviews.


    1. It is awesome! Its definitely something to read soon.

  4. I didn't want to read it because I thought it would to YA, but now that I see that there's almost an adult theme to think I may take the plunge & pick this one up.

    1. I was nervous about reading it. But man it was seriously so awesome. It does have adult themes. I would not call it YA at all. Its hard to explain. But if you love the Fever series its worth the read.

    2. I really liked it. I wanted her to be older for my own reasons. You should check it out if the only thing holding you back is that it's YA.

  5. AAAh I'm so jealous I want to read it!!! I confess I'm a little anxious to see how it is. I hope I'll enjoy it as much as you did.

    1. Just read it. I was nervous too. Trust KMM to blow your mind.

  6. My copy FINALLY came in today. Can't wait to get started. Great reviews!

  7. I swore I'd read this the day it came out, but damn. became extremely busy! I seriously hope I can read it this week! So I"ll avoid ur review for now! Hehehe! :)

    1. What are you waiting for? Go read it now women!!

  8. Amber I we all want that Nod.
    Amber R. I really thought Dani will be older.

    You can cut through thaw sexual tension here.

  9. ah! I haven't had the chance to get to Iced yet! I'm going to listen to the audiobook though, hopefully within the next week.... Book Savvy Babe

    1. It is so fecking good! I am actually going to listen to the audio too.

  10. Ahh, I justed this book and I've been dying to discuss it with someone! My book BFF hasn't read it yet :(

    I totally loved it even though it gave me a lot of anxiety and I could barely sleep because I kept thinking about it. I can't wait to re-read it in a few weeks so I can analyze all of the unspoken details (I'm looking at you RYO!).

    I hated Jo and the pathetic "my boyfriend means everything to me" girl that she became. And I hate all the awful things she made Dani and me feel whenever she was with Ryo.

    Dani is definitely a teenager and had some immature moments, but as far as I am concerned, this series is her journey to maturity. She will change and become Dani 2.0, and I can't wait to be along for the ride!

  11. How did I missed this? I've been keeping and eye open for your review.
    I totally agree with all your points.
    Excellent review, let me know what you think of the audiobook, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)


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