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Monday, December 17, 2012

Karen Marie Moning - Iced

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About (From Goodreads)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.

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 Opinion:

I have been waiting for what feels like forever for this book. I am a big fan of the Fever series and was not ready to let go of these characters yet.

I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about this book due to the main characters age. But if there is one thing Karen Marie Moning is great at is walking a line and doing it well. Her writing is first class as well as the world she creates.

I don't want to do a review which is full of spoilers this is just one book you have to read and get to know for yourself.

I have to admit Dani was not a favorite of mine in the other books. I was surprised at how much I had grown to love her by the end of Iced, she's hot headed, loud mouthed and her actions often get her into trouble. Her humor is outstanding! The world is over as we know it, monsters are roaming the streets and yet Dani can make you laugh out loud.

She has a special and if not complicated relationship which each of the men in her life.. Dancer, Ryodan and Christian.

I enjoyed each of these characters in there own way and I can't wait to learn more about them as well as the rest of the men in Chester's.

While Dani is only 14 and has grown men around her we need to remember she's never been allowed to be a child, she's always been in an adult world where age doesn't really play a factor, and in UK the age of sexual consent is actually 16. Furthermore all these men are constantly reminded of her age through out the story.

I thought the writing, the plot and the story was paced incredibly well it was so dynamic I could actually picture everything in my mind.

I was left wanting more... I need to know more which I think was the intent! I am in awe of Ms Moning, I will be the first to admit I picked up this book desperate for tid bits of Mac and Barron's and ended up getting a lot more!

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