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Published: October 30, 2012
Authors: Karen Marie Moning
Synopsis: 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.
Opinion: I strongly disliked Dani’s dialect when she took over when Mac was “out”, so I put off going into Iced for about four months. Dani is fourteen and Moning makes it very apparent, so for me, Mac was it. Mac was life, I did not want to read a book from Dani’s POV. Even starting Iced I was still a little hesitant. Although it wasn’t my favorite, it was bearable. It kind of grows on you the more you read.
I WAS NOT EXPECTING RYODAN AND CHRISTIAN BEING ALL SUPER FAE, BOSS MEN PEDOS. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone that hasn’t read it but y’all, it made me super uncomfortable. So, here’s your trigger warning. It gets weird. WEIRD. Dani is fourteen. It doesn’t get out of hand, but it’s still a little too much…
Just when you think the world building can’t get any better, it does. Another thing I loved about Iced was that I thought I had it figured out. I thought I knew what was icing Dublin and boy was I wrong. Moning keeps you on your toes and throws in plot twist after plot twist.
There are multiple covers, but I definitely like the one I included in this post a lot more than the others. I think this once kind of shows the desolation that is Dublin and Dani as the “savior.” Dani is the one out in the street risking her life to save Dublin from the destruction. I think this cover perfectly epitomizes that.
I am super excited to keep reading and see how things turn out between Mac and Dani. Moning left us with a little cliffhanger at the end which makes me super upset that I have prior engagements and can’t jump straight into Burned. I can’t wait to continue the series, as I am so far behind with High Voltage coming out. I need to play catch up, NOW!
My Overall Rating: ★★★★★