Iced (Fever Series #6)

Iced (Fever Series #6)

by Karen Marie Moning

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Overview

#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.

Look for all of Karen Marie Moning’s sensational Fever novels:
DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

Praise for Iced

“Moning returns to the heady world of her Fever series, and the results are addictive and consistently surprising. . . . The best elements of Moning’s sensual, shadowy epic are still here, from the sensual and enigmatic Fae to the super-alpha heroes and the breathless pace of their escalating conflicts. At its heart is a heroine whose development is likely to become the stuff of legends as this unforgettable, haunting series continues to evolve.”RT Book Reviews

“This is one of my favorite 2012 reads . . . It’s engaging, hilarious, amazing and Dani is going to be one heck of a woman.”USA Today

“A gripping story that combines excellent storytelling with believable characters that are rendered both superhuman and superbly human, with emotional fragility and psychological vulnerability in an unstable world fraught with danger . . . Fast-paced, with nonstop action set in a fascinating urban fantasy world of Dublin under siege, this is a smart, bold and textured success.”Kirkus Reviews

“Moning is a master storyteller. I don’t know how she does it, but she begs me to get on my knees and pay worship to the woman who has brought me the best, most labyrinthine stories and characters I’ve ever had the privilege to get to know. She weaves brilliantly, unapologetically, and without exception, and she has threaded the needle into me and I’ve been pulled, over and over, into her tapestry, and I don’t think I’m ever getting out. Iced is no exception.”The Bawdy Book Blog (five-starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440246411
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: Fever Series , #6
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 48,922
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fever series, featuring MacKayla Lane, and the award-winning Highlander series. She has a bachelor’s degree in society and law from Purdue University.

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One

"Ding-dong! The witch is dead": subtitled Rowena who?

"I say we take Mac's suggestion and pump the room full of concrete," Val says.

I wince. Just hearing her name makes my stomach hurt. Me and Mac used to be two peas in the Mega pod, close as sisters. She'd kill me in a heartbeat now.

Well, she'd try.

I'm faster.

"Exactly how do you expect us to get concrete trucks down into the catacombs beneath the abbey?" Kat demands. "To say nothing of how much it would take to seal that chamber. It's three times the size of Inspector Jayne's training green, with a ceiling as high as any cathedral!"

I shift position, tucking my knees up, careful to be real quiet. My legs are cramped from sitting with them crossed beneath me. I'm in the cafeteria at the abbey, high up on a beam in the ceiling rafters where nobody can see me, munching a Snickers bar and eavesdropping. It's one of my favorite perches for scoping out the details. I'm a good climber, fast and agile. Since I'm still just a kid in most people's opinions, folks rarely let me in on the scoop. No worries there. I became a pro at letting myself in years ago.

"What are you suggesting we do, then, Kat?" Margery says. "Leave the most powerful Unseelie prince ever created frozen in a little ice cube beneath our home? That's crazy!" The cafeteria is full of sidhe-seers. Most of them murmur agreement but they're like that. Whoever's talking loudest at the moment is the person they agree with. Sheep. Half the time I'm spying, it's all I can do not to jump down there, waggle my ass and say Baaaa, see if any of them catch my drift.

I've been at the abbey most of the night, waiting for people to wake up and wander in for breakfast, impatient for those who've been up all night like me to tell everyone else the news and start discussing it. I don't need as much sleep as other people, but when I do finally crash, I'm as good as dead. It's dangerous to lose consciousness as hard as I do, so I'm always careful about where I sleep—behind a lot of locked doors, with booby traps in place. I know how to take care of myself. I've been on my own since I was eight.

"It's hardly an ice cube," Kat says. "The Unseelie king himself imprisoned Cruce. You saw the bars shoot up from the floor around him."

I've got no family. When my mom was killed, Ro made me move into the abbey with the other sidhe-seers—those of us who can see the Fae, and could even before the walls fell. Some of us have unique gifts, too. We used to think of ourselves in terms of us and them, humans and Fae, until we learned that the Unseelie King tampered with us way back, mixing his blood with the bloodlines of six ancient Irish houses. Some say we're tainted, that we have the enemy within. I say anything that makes you stronger, duh, makes you stronger.

"The alarm's not set," Margery counters. "And none of us can figure out how to arm the grid that keeps people from getting in. Worse, we can't even get the door closed. Mac tried for hours."

I don't puke the bite of chocolate and peanuts I'm trying to swallow but it's close. I got to get over my reaction to her name. Every time I hear it, I see the look on her face when she learned the truth about me.

Feck that! I knew what would happen if she found out I killed her sister. Got no business being mopey about it. If you know what's coming and don't do anything to stop it, you got no right to act all surprised and pissy when the crap hits the fan. Rule #1 in the Universe: the crap always hits the fan. It's the nature of crap. It's a fan magnet.

"She said it won't respond to her," Margery says. "She thinks the king did something to it. Barrons and his men tried to muscle it closed, but no luck. It's stuck open."

"Just anyone can wander in," says Colleen. "We found the Meehan twins standing down there this morning, hands around the bars, staring up at him like he was some kind of angel!"

"And what were you doing down there this morning?" Kat says to Colleen. Colleen looks away.

Tainted blood or not, I've got no complaints about being a sidhe-seer. I got the best gifts of all. None of the other sidhe-seers know how to deal with me. I'm superfast, superstrong, have super-hearing, supersmell, and wicked sharp eyesight. I don't know if I taste better or not. Since I can't taste with anyone else's tongue, I guess I'll never know. The superfast part is the best. I can whiz through a room without people even seeing me. If they feel the breeze of me passing, they usually blame it on an open window. I open windows everywhere I go. It's my camo. If you walk into a room with a lot of open windows, look sharp at breezes that seem contrary to what's coming in from the outside.

"That's because he looks like an angel," Tara says.

"Tara Lynn, don't you go there for even a second," Kat says sharply. "Cruce would have destroyed us all if he'd thought he had something to gain by it, and that was before he read the Book and absorbed its power. Now, he is the Sinsar Dubh—the darkest, most twisted magic of the Fae race. Have you forgotten what it did to Barb? Don't you remember how many people the Book massacred when it didn't have a body? Now it has one. And it's beneath our abbey. And you think it looks like an angel? That it's pretty? Have you lost your mind?"

I wasn't beneath the catacombs last night so I didn't get to see what happened with my own eyes. I'd been keeping a distance from that person whose name I'm not saying. I heard what happened, though. It's all anyone's talking about.

Dude, V'lane is Cruce!

He isn't even Seelie. He's the worst of all the Unseelie princes.

I can hardly believe it. I had the wickedest crush on him! I thought he was the one who was going to save us all, fighting the good fight, on the human side of the war. Turns out he was war—literally, as in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse's War, riding alongside his three Unseelie prince brothers: Death, Pestilence, and Famine. Sure enough our myths were right. When they rode our world again everything went straight to hell. Nobody even knew he was alive. Cruce was supposed to have been killed three-quarters of a million years ago. Instead he was masquerading as V'lane all that time, disguising himself with glamour, infiltrating the Seelie court, manipulating events, orchestrating the prime opportunity to take what he wanted—dominion over both races.

Fae have patience like beaches have sand. 'Course, I guess patient is easy to be when you live, like, for-fecking-ever.

I also heard he was one of the four who raped M—that person whose name I'm not thinking—that day at the church when the Lord Master turned the princes loose on her.

And I'd told him I was going to give him my virginity one day! He'd brought me chocolates, been all flirty-flirty!

V'lane is Cruce. Dude. Sometimes that's all you can say.

Tara holds Kat's glare defiantly. "That doesn't mean I want to set him free. I'm just saying he's beautiful. Nobody can argue with that. He has wings like an angel."

He is beautiful. And we have big, big problems. I went down to the catacombs last night, the instant everyone finally cleared out. I made my way through the underground maze until I found the chamber that once held the Sinsar Dubh. And still holds it—just in another skin.

V'lane doesn't look like V'lane anymore. He's sealed in the center of a block of ice, surrounded by a cage of glowing bars. His head is back, his eyes are iridescent fire, he's roaring, and his enormous black-velvet wings are spread wide. Brilliant tattoos snake beneath skin that shimmers like gold dust. And he's naked. If I hadn't seen other penises in movies, I'd be worried about losing my virginity.

"Black wings, Tara," Kat says. "As in black magic, as in 'deadly.' He was dangerous before. He's a thousand times worse now. The King never should have let him read the whole Book. He should have stopped him."

"Mac said the King didn't want to leave the Sinsar Dubh split up," says Colleen. "He was worried we wouldn't be able to keep it locked down in two places."

I dig around in a pocket of the backpack I always got over a shoulder—you never know what you might need when, and I'm always on the go—and pull out another Snickers bar. There's that fecking name again. Eating soothes the bruise I'm getting from repeated sucker-punches to my belly.

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Iced: A Dani O'Malley Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 483 reviews.
BekahSC More than 1 year ago
First off, I'm giving this book Five stars because I thought it was a fantastic addition to the Fever World books. Iced picks up soon after Shadowfever ends, and it re-introduces Dani Mega O'Malley, the pint-sized girl with the super-sized abilities who was Mac's sidekick in the first five books. Iced is told from Dani's point of view with occasional parts told from Kat's pov and one fascinating brief section told from Christian's. For fans of Mac and Barrons, they're really just on the periphery, but it's the same Dublin as before. And Dani's in her element. With the Sword of Light and her freeze-framing speed, she's practically untouchable as she carves a swathe through the Unseelie hordes that have descended on her city. Enter Ryodan who wants Dani on his payroll, and he's not asking. He's telling. There's also Christian MacKeltar who's morphing into an Unseelie Prince but who watches over her. Here's where my issue lies... she's 14 years old. They're adult men who have somehow staked a claim on her, and it's just weird enough, just creepy enough that it kind of messed with my enjoyment of the book. Even though Dani is old beyond her years, she's still a child. The fact that the sexual innuendoes go over her head, and she's bemused by the sexual tension that frequently swirls around her is evidence of how young she is. Grown men have no business sexualizing her, and that's exactly what happens in this book. Don't get me wrong, I love Ryodan and Christian. Both of them are fascinating, complex men. Ryodan is similar to Barrons but not a replica, and Christian is grappling with holding onto some part of his humanity in the wake of becoming Unseelie. But they're too old for Dani right now, and that's huge problem for me. I imagine the author has a plan to handle the age issue, and I'm really hoping it happens in the next book because if I want to read about 14 year olds, I'd be browsing the YA section.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is filled with action and adventure, loved seeing Barrons and Mac. Dani is fealess! Giving the book 4 stars. Overall I enjoyed it but surprised that I ended up hating charcters that I loved in past books (you know who you are). Dani's narration got on my nerves, the "dude" and "feck"get old after the first few chapters. Scenes with grown men admiring or getting to close were cringeworthy. Dani needs to grow up, fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is torture reading these books. The whole time I'm reading I am also savoring every word. I know the book will come to an end and I'll most likely be waiting a year for the next piece. I'm always dreading reaching the end...but loving every minute of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you liked Mac and Barrons, you'll love Dani, Ryodan, Christian, Dancer, and the rest. In fact, I loved them more. The plot is fantastic and you can truly understand everyone's perspective. Utterly thrilled to read the next in Dani's series.She's growing up fast and the world keeps changing. Which man will win her heart? The mysterious Ryodan? The scary but entrancing Christian? Or the brilliant Dancer?
Stephanina More than 1 year ago
This book was AWESOME!! I have read all the books in the Fever Series and I was super excited when this book came out. It is a little weird that Dani is only 14 years old and has 2 adult men obessed with her. After reading this book I really have to say that I don't think that Ryodan is interested in her sexually. I am starting to think that he might be her father. Is there anyone else who is thinking this? I can't wait to see what happens!
maida-hearts-books More than 1 year ago
A Fantabulous Addition to the Fever Series!!! :D My expectations for Karen Marie Moning’s Iced were high - to say the least. It was, as Dani would put it, fecking-A perfect! The engaging storyline, the surprising characters and just the right, teasing, sprinkle of romance were more than enough to keep me glued to the pages. Ms. Moning definitely went above and beyond my expectations – and I have no doubt that she’ll continue to wow me with her work.  I’ll admit I was a little apprehensive about the story being told from a 14 year old’s POV and whether it would fall into the young adult area – but my worries were for naught. Ms. Moning brilliantly incorporated Dani into this series as the protagonist and in no way diminished the quality or execution of the storyline. In fact, KMM’s descriptive writing and magical world building makes the Fever world feel like an alternate reality. Not to mention, the action-packed plot will have you freeze-framing right alongside Dani in order to figure out the mystery of all the ice. In simple words, KMM’s Dublin is impossible to resist. I’ve always enjoyed Dani as a character and despite my worry of her being the protagonist, I came to truly like her in Iced. Dani “Mega” O’Malley is fun, entertaining and full of great surprises and potential. Moning did a great job in bringing to light, how much Dani isn’t a 14 year old girl. From a young age, Dani has learned of the harsh realities of a cruel world and After the Wall Crash, she has nothing but adult responsibilities – looking after the Sidhe-Seers, working for Ryodan and protecting the humans from the unseelie. Yes, she is naive when it comes to men or sex but mature in more ways than one. She’s strong, bold and has a witty sense. It’s all a part of her charm. She has potential and watching her grow into a woman will be very exciting. I adored her and can’t wait to see more of her. There has been much talk of how perverted the romance in this book is but we have to keep in mind, that this is a set-up for what’s to come in later books. We don’t know how the romance will turn out, so an open mind is the only option at this point. No matter how weird the interactions between Ryodan, Christian and Dani maybe, everything in this book has potential. I have no idea how it will turn out, but I trust KMM has a brilliant plan up her sleeve. We have three men vying for Dani’s attention – Ryodan, Christian and Dancer. Ryodan is as mysterious as Barrons and I love his macho demeanor and I think he would make an interesting love interest for Dani. Christian is creepy but oddly charming. I find his sense of humour enjoyable. I’m not sure he’ll get Dani, but I’m curious to see how it will turn out. I love Dancer's character. He’s the closest to Dani – in age and otherwise. I loved his role as the best friend but he remains a mystery. We don’t know any deets about him, other than he was a student, so I want to learn more. Personally, I’m a Ryodan girl, but the romance in this book is very unpredictable and I’m excited to see where Moning takes this.  Iced was captivating. The ending is a cliffhanger but it only builds your anticipation for the sequel. Full of action, mystery and likeable characters, it will hook you from word one. My only issue with it was the absence of Mac and Barrons, but I'm sure we'll see more of them in later books. A great addition to the Fever series, Iced did not disappoint. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes you back to the scene of the Fever series, but now it is Dani's tale. She is fascinating and full of life. I thought her love of life itself, even under the most dire of circumstances refreshing. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I did find it disturbing that grown men were claiming her in anticipation for the woman she will become. I would have wished the author would have skipped forward a couple of years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant! First off let me tell you right now that this is my absolute favorite book of all time! Karen Moning's uncanny accuracy in portraying a fifteen year old girl is truly astounding. Recently being 14 last year I can completely understand all that Dani Mega O'Mally was going through . . . well except the whole 'Unseelie trying to take over thing'. I know a tremendous amount of people are ~ to lightly put it~ 'concerned' with the age of our young heroine. This is what I got out of it, so Dani is old enough to KILL Unseelie (and occasionally people) but not old enough to have sex? Well either kids are lying better nowadays, or parents are just more naïve about their teen kids thought process. My question to you is "when do teens usually lose their virginity"? answer: 7th~12th grade, and I'm sorry to have to say this but Dani is right in that range. On another note having read all the other fever books I proclaim this the best! I've always wanted Karen to do a book from Dani's point of view because, she was the one with all the powers. I was not disappointed in the least!!! This is a truly brilliant book and I can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great spin off. Yes, i was sad that Macs story ended, but it's still a part of that world. Now for everyone freaking out about chemistry between Danni and Riordan and others, i happen to think that he knows that she is his soul mate and he can probably see the woman she will become. Dani isn't ready yet, but it's obvious that as the book continues onward, that Dani will grow into a powerful woman, and have her fair share of suitors. So relax. This isn't real life, it's a book, set in a world of magic and mayhem and nothing is innocent, except for Dani. That's why everyone I'd drawn to her. So all you old broads getting your panties in a twist, Don't.. I love that we get to watch Dani grow up into her own woman. Don't pass this series up because you think it's a going adult book, because its not. You will love it. If not, don't read it. Simple. I can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
aren Moning has done it again! ICED picks up were the Fever series left off. Moning's ability to capture and intrigue a reader is astounding; I myself couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover. Which took about 24 hours. Moning's attention to detail in her writing allows the reader to play a captivating mental movie. I can't wait to read her next book; I'm waiting on pens and needles to see what happens next. Oh and I noticed some people have been discussing the inappropriateness of the (seemingly immortal) men having some interests in the young feisty Dani O'Malley; however, I feel there interests just lend to coming events as Dani gets older. The men appear to be interested in the glorious women Dani is sure to become and they only seem to at this time want to lookout for the child she still is. Since these men will live for years to come and not age I they see potential and I wonder who will win in the end! I guess I will just have to keep reading Karen Moning's new series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little skeptical about this book because of Dani's age. I thought her narration and point of view would be too diffuclt to push through. However once again Karen does the amazing and unthinkable. I fell in love with this girl! She's exactly what a fourteen year old should be. I find myself liking Ryodan and her more than Barrons and Mac. Just a bit. I think also because I'm anticipating the second book so It's bugging me. Anyways I really recommend this book.The best part is also that Ryodan is not a replica of Barrons. He's very epic in his own way.For those of you worried about Dani's age, I believe the next book will have her grow up. Karen said she wanted her to stay fourteen at the beginning so we can experience her growing up and going through that sexual awakening. I'm guessing it will be very entertaining! Burned release date: January 14, 2014. Now excuse me while I go cry in a corner....  
Nordstrom32 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Karen's books. I read the Fever series and that turned me onto the Highlander series. Love the writing style, the descriptiveness and everything in between. ICED was great, too. Every review I've read is all about the "creepy" older men and their compulsion to claim Dani. Why? It was a great book and it's FICTION. Think about what you were doing at 14 and then add everything that's going on in Karen's world to the mix and it doesn't sound so "creepy" then.
SpeedSD More than 1 year ago
WHAT A WONDERFUL START TO THIS SPIN-OFF SERIES!! If you haven't read the Fever series, you should probably start with that, since this book stars right where the last Fever book left off. You could probably start this series without ever reading the other, but you may be left in the dark about some issues (although Ms. Moning certainly does try to explain most references to the prior series). For those upset with Dani's age in this book, I believe there are hints that this is sort of a "coming of age" series for Dani. Also, though they are attracted to her, Ryodan and Christian make no real moves on her and I believe are waiting for her to mature (after all, they are immortal and have plenty of time). I love Ms. Moning, and she has not disappointed me with this book. If cursing and innuendo are not for you, this book is not for you. That being said, the cursing is supposed to give you an idea that Dani is not your typical 14-year-old girl, and she is definitely NOT growing up in a nice world, so please keep that in mind for those of you offended by this. If you have never read any of Ms. Moning's books, let me say that they tend to run a little "HOT" and are definitely not for the immature reader (even though the main character in this book is only 14). I would probably say 17+ for this one. My one complaint for this book was the same I had at the end of each of the Fever books. ARGH......... I HATE CLIFFHANGERS!!!!!!!!!!! I hate waiting so long between books. At least Ms. Moning makes it worth the wait. Thanx again Karen for another great book, and I cannot wait (seriously, CANNOT WAIT) for the next installment. HURRY UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -- SPeed.
srfeike More than 1 year ago
I was not sure how much I was going to like this book with it being narrated by Dani. I was not terribly fond of her in the Fever series – I did not hate her, I just did not love her. I was impressed, however, with how Moning wrote her character into this story. She is kind of a loner with only one other person who she trusts completely in (Now that Mac is out of the picture, anyway). Though Dani is only 14 in this book, her age is just a number. I do not believe she has ever been a kid, though she is a bit naive when it comes to Ryodan and Christian. She is a go-getter and takes the world by the balls. There is not much she is afraid of, and even when she does cross paths with fear she faces it head on. I love that we got to get to know Christian better in this book. I look forward to see where Moning takes his character. I also love that we got Ryodan. He was kind of an enigmatic character in the first five books of Fever, and even though we got a lot of him in Iced, he is even more mysterious now. There are things in the book I have to question (Joe's role, for example), which I have no doubt Moning will provide a suitably entertaining story for later in the series. I was so excited to find out there will be two more Dani books and then two more Fever books after that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much. I loved seeing things through Dani's eyes! The parts from Kat's perspective were a bit dull for me though and I foundmyself rushing through them. Now I know a lot of people didn't like how Ryodan and Christian had somewhat claimed Dani and made it clear that they thought of her in a sexual way but I wasn't bothered by it at all. I thought it showed how innocent and niave Dani still it when it comes to sex and men. Plus I am excited to see if she will grow up and actually choose one of them. Personally I hope its Ryodan.
ZaBeth More than 1 year ago
Karen Marie Moning’s newest book, Iced, is still based in the world of her Fever series. While the Fever series focused on Mac and Jericho Barrons, this new series heroine is Dani O’Malley, a fourteen year old sidhe-seer with super powers and the Sword of Light which can kill Seelie and Unseelie. This series picks up right where Fever left off. Even though Mac and Dani are on the outs (if you haven’t read the Fever series Iced will explain why), she is not alone. Dani is still the smart-mouth teenager we know and love but she gains a whole list of new sidekicks. In this new series she is surrounded a by smart man (Dancer), a powerful man (Ryodan), and a Highlander (Christian). Each man has his reasons for wanting to protect Dani from herself and the dangers of the world in year 1 AWC (After the Wall Crash). Iced is filled with plenty of creepy Unseelie monsters that we know from the Fever series and a few new and inventive monsters that Moning is so wonderful at creating. There is plenty of action in Iced to keep you on the edge of your seat. This story is told from three points of view: Dani’s, filled with her classic “feck” floating throughout her speech; Kat, the reluctant new leader of the sidhe-seers; and Christian, the Highlander trying to adjust to his changing world. These three voices add an interesting flavor to the story, as Dani is all youthful enthusiasm, Kat is weighed down by worry, and Christian is consumed with his single-minded vision. It makes for a rich tapestry in storytelling. I highly recommend this fey story. Moning doesn’t disappoint. I found this first Dani O’Malley story to be as good as the first Fever story. I’m looking forward to a long – dare, I say – fun-filled story. I hope we get to see plenty adventures before Dani is grown up and truly understands everything around her.
booksonmynook More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. very well written with excellent plot. Can't wait for the next one
kah9932 More than 1 year ago
When I first read the synopsis of what Iced was going to be about I was a bit skeptical about how it was going to pan out with the main male protagonist being so much older than Dani I really could not see how this child was going to fit with all of these adults and it not coming off in appropriate. After all Dani is 14. So I used my 1 hour free read in a B&N store and I was not 20 mins in before I purchased the book and greedily starting reading. KMM knocks it out the park…again The Dani character adds the overzealous teen innocence to the brutal reality of the post apocalyptical world of "After the walls fell" Dani sees the world through not rose colored glasses but glasses of black and white. It’s going to be interesting to watch her grow to see the grey's of the world So thanks KMM for creating more characters to fall in love with in the Fever series world which already promises to be another great thrill ride PS – slight spoiler The iPod scene “classic”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the fever series and Iced is another great addition to it!!! Such dreamy men. Action humor a lil romance and some sexy scenes. Very good read :) love Karen and cant wait for thr next Dani book :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It drew me into Dani's world again like it did with the Fever series. I couldn't put it down had to read the whole book. The ONLY thing bad is the wait for the next book . PLEASE HURRY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kmm has done it again. Iced was a rollercoaster and held me completely entralled. I love kmm writing, she is my absolute favorite author. Her mind is so utterly brillant, because regardless of whether you are reading a Fever series book or the Highlander series books, nothing is predictible and she keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish!! As far as concerns that Iced was a young adult novel, there is no way. Yes, its very sexual, but not in a graphic way like erotica would be written. Dani is 14 but has lived more then most 30 years olds in many respects. I love the way she is absolutely oblivious to all the sexual comments made by Christian and Ryodan and yet has a brillant head on her shoulders for survival. Her story had me cracking up and I loath the wait for her next book. Regardless, I will preorder it as far in advance as possible because I have no doubt that it will be worth it.
Heymen More than 1 year ago
Dani is a fascinating character.  I've read hundreds of books, most female characters r xtremely....mundane...very boring.   Dani has an absolutely refreshing personality! I know many readers loved Max, however, I was never impressed by her.  I didn't try to dislike her(Y would I?!)...like so many other female characters, Max bored me. This story & also Dani, challenged the limiting beliefs & judgmental patterns most people are holding.  The only shortcoming of Ryodan is that he has too many 'rules', that felt..... limiting.  Other than that, he's rather appealing. Highly recommend this book, it won't disappoint.  
Eldread More than 1 year ago
Only for die-hard fans of the Fever series ... This was difficult to finish and would have been about 150 pages shorter if you edit out all the times someone says "feck", drops the actual F-bomb or eats a Snickers bar. This was a book that couldn't decide whether it was YA or even from whose point-of-view it followed. And unfortunately, in my Nook version, that was problematic as it often changed character POV without warning or even a courtesy **** or other signal. You sometimes have to read several paragraphs to see whose head you're in now. It also is told in first-person present tense, which is awful. Dani is a very obnoxious and unlikeable character. She's 14 and is an egotistical snot who's nicknamed herself "Mega." The book often puts her into highly adult situations rife with innuendo or worse. I still enjoyed the world Moning created but the storyline would have been much better IMO if told third-person, past-tense. At least that would have allowed us to read some of what happened without cringing at Dani's reaction to it. Please bring back the adults or freeze-frame Dani into the future about ten years from now.
Dorak11 More than 1 year ago
This book failed me! I loved the whole series til I read this one. I will not continue on with the series. The main character and her attitudude ruined everything for me. I DO NOT recommend this book!
Cassie-Bass More than 1 year ago
I honestly don't know what to say about this book. My thoughts on it are a bit jumbled, so forgive me if this review isn't very cohesive.  This book was everything I hoped it would be and more. It had me so hooked that I finished all 407 pages in just over 15 hours. The only problems I had with it were Dani's naivete at times (though it was funny sometimes) and how it related to her constant need to be a 'superhero' and the problems caused by this need, and the way she would do dumb things now and again and was surprised by the consequences (ahem, bottle stopper incident). It was especially annoying how she would blame other people for her mistakes, though it made no sense for her to place the blame on them. There was also one part towards the end of the book that didn't really make sense (possible spoiler alert), Ryodan and his men are much faster than Dani, he is able to keep up with Dani in Freeze-frame mode when they're investigating near-absolute-zero temperatures, but yet at a critical moment when Ryodan needs to move through this environment, he can't move quickly enough, but somehow Dani is able to move faster. It was also strange that throughout this crisis befalling Dublin, Barrons and Mac hardly show up. I'm sure these will be explained in the next book, perhaps even why Dani was able to move faster than Ryodan. Most of the above issues I had with the book were due to Dani's age and personality, and I was able to step back, realize, and appreciate this. I’m still floored that Moning can write in present tense so flawlessly. Unlike some others who have commented, I had no problem with her relationship with the men in her life. I didn't think that the attention they paid Dani was lascivious or inappropriate. While I am anxious for Dani to grow up and notice one of the men in a more mature and amorous light (I'm rooting for Ryodan so far), I think the anticipation and the journey to that point will be slightly better than that point, only slightly of course. I would have been disappointed had Moning started the book at a later date, when amorous attentions would have been more appropriate. I think she did a fantastic job of toeing the line between appropriate and immoral. In fact I think she steered well clear of that line. I hardly consider Dani to be that young, especially when you factor in her experiences and her capabilities. She is nowhere near as innocent as her naiveté may suggest, and it was because of this that I was completely comfortable with the way that Moning laid out interactions between Dani and the men (though one is only 3 years older than her). Throughout the book, I often forgot she was only 14.  There were no kisses, maybe 1 inappropriate touch that had a very good reason (Death-by- Sex Fae magic), and the ‘looks’ that she kept getting from the three men weren’t necessarily desirous ones, they held emotions Dani didn’t understand, and considering how isolated she was for most of her life, she doesn’t have much experience when it comes to fine emotions and people. I think those people who consider Ryodan a Pedo are those who are forcing sexual innuendo and tension where it wasn’t and would have been just like the ‘grownups’ around Dani, trying to keep her locked down just because of their own misconceptions of her age. Overall the book was amazing, and I can’t even hate Moning for the way she ended it, it was brilliant. I don’t even know how I’m going to survive the wait for the next one!