Published by Random House LLC
Published on October 30, 2012
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the sixth book in 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.
Okay, where to begin with this? I think it’s safe to say, that if I had not had the audiobook while reading this, my rating may have been slightly different. I think that my love for the characters truly brought the rating up for me, though, in my opinion, this book ran a little too long for me. The pacing was good, but it did have a couple trouble spots where I was really tempted to skip ahead. But don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of action going on throughout the story, a lot of which kept me on the edge of my seat. I even found myself thoroughly freaked out a couple times too.
At 97% something happened that made my blood run cold, but it made sense for the story. In my opinion, this book didn’t end with a big cliffhanger, or at least not one as big as with the end of Dreamfever. This was a very manageable “mini-cliffy”, that definitely laid the groundwork for the next book. So don’t fret. :)
If you’re a fan of KMM, you’ll love this book. I’m not sure if I like it more or less than I did Darkfever, but it is still worth the read.
If you do nothing else, make sure that you get the audiobook version of this. Phil Gigante Narrated the male roles in this book, and he does a phenomenal job! I found that I wanted to rewind, slow down, and replay all of his spoken parts. Even though I was switching back-and-forth from the audio version and Kindle version, I found that I was captivated more by the audio. I’m giving a solid 4-star rating where the writing is concerned, and a HUGE 5 star rating for Phil Gigante’s spoken performance.
Can’t wait for the next one!!!