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Iced chapter 1 Iced, meaning Iced, genre Iced, book cover Iced, flies Iced, Iced 05d84581f9872 From 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 SeriesThe Year Is 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 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 LiabilitiesDani 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 , 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 ComplianceDodging 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


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  1. says:

    How I felt about Ryo before reading this How I feel about Ryo now How I felt about Christian before reading this How I feel about Christian now I knew about the pedos going into this It did not prepare me for the pedos in this These are not alpha males These are a bunch of creepy, rapey sociopaths Their thoughts and insinuations towards the FOURTEEN YEAR OLD female lead were disgusting Their words and actions towards the FOURTEEN YEAR OLD female lead were deplorable.And you know what really made me ragey That I saw it But Dani didn t This is a young woman raised on violence and bred by monsters She hasn t experienced enough human emotion to fully comprehend it And because she s still a child in so many ways, she doesn t even understand what these degenerates are doing to her.We learned in the first five books of this series that Dani is transparent We know that she uses her bravado like a shield But the people that surround her are master manipulators They see through her faulty disguise to the scared, lonely girl beneath And they exploit the shit out of her They use her loneliness against her They try to make her feel needed, wanted, when really all they re trying to do is control her They talk dirty to her because they know that she so badly wants to be an adult, and adults have sex and talk dirty to each other all the time, right In her mind, yes Which they know And use against her Like everything else When Dani realizes she s being exploited and refuses to go along with their bullshit, they force her They physically manhandle her into doing things, they mindfuck her into them, or they use her weaknesses against her and manipulate her into the same And they lie to her about it They make it seem like its Dani s fault that they have to do these things to her I won t ever hurt you unless you make me, Dani Control your temper or you ll kill her You We re merely the weapon by which she ll die These are just a few examples They do it to her constantly So fuck you, Ryo, you abusive asshole Way to completely victimize a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD You re such a big bad man The fact that this asshole is ALWAYS the one with the power was just the icing on the cake Dani makes ALL the concessions Instead of offering to help her do something, Ryo forces her to ask him AND THEN WHEN SHE DOES, HE DOESN T HELP HER Instead of giving Dani a choice, he bullies her into things Every interaction between them drove me bugfuck I will never enjoy reading about someone breaking another person And that s really what this was And before someone tries to tell me that there was a reason, that it was necessary because of things, lemme just call bullshit Mac never had to break Dani Mac was kind to her, built her up while teaching her lessons And she got much better results than this mother fucker It wasn t all bad I liked the plot I liked the mystery and the action and the world And I liked Dani Even with the fecks and the dudes and the exclamation points Even with the swagger and the conceit I like her because I get her I understand what makes her tick now, whereas in Fever she was just an annoying little shit I especially liked how much she grew as a character from the beginning of this book to the end of it If it hadn t been for all the whatthefuckpedophilia and how much I hate Ryo and Christian even aside from that, I think I would have given this four stars But because of it, I can t BECAUSE IT WAS FUCKING EVERYWHERE JUST WHEN I THOUGHT SHIT WOULD CALM DOWN, SOMETHING FUCKING OOGY WOULD HAPPEN Disappointment I haz one.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest


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    This review contains lots of fucks, shits, angry gifs and spoilers Consider yourself warned.Hey you Fever fan Over here Hey, wanna know how my Friday night went You do It was fucking horrible You wanna know why You do Because I ve read Iced on Friday night, AND IT RUINED MY FUCKING LIFE Good times, no I ve been waiting for Iced to be out for a year I could not believe my eyes when I saw that KMM will continue the Fever series I mean Fever ZOMG Me loves Fever.And then Dani happened Over four hundred pages of fourteen year old Dani Annoying, immature, stab worthy Dani and her fucking harem Yes There are three guys so far head over heels for our fourteen year old Dani Two grown men and a teenage boy I have nothing against Dancer, because this is the only character that makes sense in the whole fucking book, but Ryodan and Christian WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE Insta lust For a fourteen year old When you re a fucking grown man What the fuck is wrong with you I have two problems regarding this First, I hate insta lust Second, she s fourteen years old Christian just sees her and decides she s worth waiting for until she comes of age And marry her And fuck the shit out of her.Allow me demonstrate Behold my fuck you compilation Spoilers ahead me maties this is all coming from Christian, the character who I once admired and liked He knows she s worth waiting for Fuck you Not for something worth waiting for Not for a once in a lifetime girl Fuck you again My girl is half naked and dying and I can t get to her His girl Fuck you But I d cut the fucking moon out of the sky for her Fuck you She s pale and still as death It s a disturbing turn on The fuck Butt out of my virginity losing plans They re none of your business They re my business and mine alone But we don t have to talk about them Yet I m in pain In such terrible pain aka Christian saving Dani from bleeding to death and offering her a bed and a sponge bath.And speaking of Pedobear, Ryodan wasn t better off either Ryodan wants to hire her because he can t do a simple job by himself, even though he s supposed to be a super duper advanced creature of sort He abuses Dani without a second thought, fails to form even one logical idea, gets outsmarted by Dancer, a seventeen year old kid, and mostly acts like a douche all the time What s up with the attitude Please don t say that he s doing it because he s having a hard on for Dani Please aka Ryodan s torture sessions for making Dani sign the contract.I won t pick on Dani because she s a fourteen year old girl playing the superhero in an adult Urban Fantasy book Enough said But what I can pick on is KMM turning Dani into a veritable Mary Sue She has all of the sudden captured the attention of all the male population in the city Possibly the world Happy fucking day.All I can say is that I can t believe that this piece of shit is the continuation of Fever I m appalled I had to skim the damn book in order to manage to finish it A book belonging to the Fever series Skimmed Iced does not even come close to the previous Fever books Not close It felt like I was reading a stupid Young Adult book Fucking Young Adult book full of sex, foul words and perverts who like to have dirty thoughts about minors It just creeped me out Really did.It s torture Pure torture.Now if you ll excuse me, I need to have my eyes and brain replaced.NOTESThis book seems to be easier to read the second time around You know, once you get used to all the awkward pedo moments You get numb to that and the thing is pretty decent Maybe that s why it s called Iced to begin with.Review also posted on


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    My review ended up being a lot long winded than I d expected, hence the main points are in bold Iced was my 1 most anticipated release of 2012, and while it wasn t the biggest disappointment of the year, it comes close The beginning is extremely slow I was excited about being back in KMM s Dublin, but the joy wore off after a while and I wasn t nearly as captivated by this as I was by Darkfever Nothing seemed to be happening, the narration was dull, and I couldn t bring myself to care about Dani.While most of the book felt like filler, the last hundred pages or so were completely engrossing and I couldn t stop reading for a second Even then, however, I found myself skipping entire paragraphs Dani s voice is simply not as engaging as Mac s was Her narration is marginally better than it was in Shadowfever, but all the dudes and fecks got on my very last nerve.Even after finishing Iced, I m no familiar with Dani and Ryodan than I was at the beginning of the book, though for entirely different reasons Dani because we get next to no information about her past and hence can t truly identify with her, and Ryodan because his character is visibly inconsistent The descriptions about him and his actual behavior are completely at odds with each other.I like Dani s spirit, but the 14 yo part is unnecessary and should be modified soon, with a time jump or something of the sort It just doesn t fit with the direction this series is clearly taking when it comes to the romance.Speaking of which, I m very disappointed with Christian s character He s nothing like he was in Fever, and I simply can t get over it Christian acted so creepy and Edward like, it still grosses me out every time I think about it He and Jo are tied for first place in being the Most Deluded Characters Ever.Even though I foresaw the attraction between Jo and Ryodan in Shadowfever, I m disappointed by how their relationship is actually playing out I hate Jo and thought she had a different personality than the lovesick, foolish woman she is in Iced I couldn t care less who Ryodan screws at this point, but I just hope their sorry excuse for a relationship doesn t play too big of a role later on I adore Dancer He s the only love interest that doesn t make me wanna puke If Dani ends up with him, KMM will regain my trust and undying fanship Simply put, Ryodan Dani Been there, done that Also, creepy as hell.Christian Dani Revolting and disturbing.Dancer Dani Natural and perfect.Overall, Iced is an okay start to the trilogy and I ll definitely be reading the rest of the series The cliffhanger ending doesn t feel cheap, although it was fairly predictable I haven t completely lost faith in KMM, but I m not liking where this is headed either.____________________________________________Iced Teaser 1Iced Teaser 2Iced Teaser 3Iced Teaser 4Iced Teaser 5Iced Teaser 6Iced Teaser 7Iced Teaser 8Iced Teaser 9Iced Teaser 10Iced ExcerptIced PrologueIced Random InfoIced First 27 Pages Thanks a bunch to Anna and Yoda for helping me gather them all For reviews, visit my blog


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    5 stars 7 5 2013 update a part of QA with KMM Q Is Dani older in BURNED A1 Crimeny, is it really all about sex Q Yes Now answer my question.A2 Although Dani is 14 at the beginning of BURNED, she does mature by the end of the book Someone asked if she would be 17 I said possibly.Q Will we get anyone else s POV in BURNED A Yes Among others, Mac is back Which means JZB is, too but don t expect his POV, LOL To those of you who insisted Mac and Barrons would never have let Dublin get iced because they re natural born heroes, therefore they should have been on stage and on page what did Barrons say The world can wait I can t But seriously, there are reasons you didn t see them in ICED There are reasons you will see them in BURNED Q Is Ryodan Dani s dad A No No No.Q Is Dani s father relevant A No.Q Do you write about pedophiles A No I write about life I write with verisimilitude I write about men who look at a 14 year old superhero woman child who is also an assassin where is the moral outrage over that Priorities, the UK would say, get some and can see the women she will become one day I write about men who will do anything to keep her alive long enough to become it even knowing they may never be the one lucky enough to get her I write about men who know that being gentle and making pleasant requests of a young woman who is stronger, faster, smarter and has balls than pretty much everyone on the planet would be as effective as trying to chisel a sculpture from stone using feathers Ryodan never lusts over Dani Dancer never lusts over Dani Christian has a few very realistic death by sex Fae moments but there is no question he is drawn to her light and her innocence not the skull and crossbone panties he glimpses when she is freezing to death that charms him Not turns him on Charms him Do they have hard dicks The 9 and death by sex Fae always have hard dicks The wind blows.They breathe It s that simple I was 13 when I first noticed a man looking at me like he wanted to have sex with me How old were you Although I didn t act on it for a long time after that, I remember to this day being thrilled by it Exhilarated I was becoming a woman Dani is an odd duck raised by TV she has seen everything the world has to offer but experienced very little of it She gets the actions, not the emotions Yet.Part of what may have been difficult for any readers who felt disturbed by the way I wrote the characters in ICED is this I have always given my reader a way in to the men, a heroine through which the reader could connect on a sexual and romantic level to the Alpha males I write ICED is the first book I ve written that does not do that I gave you no mature eyes through which to experience romance of which there is none yet There is no woman in ICED through which you can comfortably lust after my Alphas Yet Stay with me Keep the faith This made it difficult for some readers who tried to view the Alphas through Dani s vantage and felt an ick factor Well, stop it You weren t supposed to do that anyway, LOL. Added, after a discussion 11 4 2012 From the comment section Regarding Dani s age As to her age Well, a few years would make me comfortable, but what is a few years compared to forever It s just there s a limit in our mind from which age and with what age difference sex is appropriate Even if Dani was 10 years older Ryodan would be millenia older than her The only thing different would be her maturity, which thanks to the society, world falling apart and her childhood is way ahead our average and what we think of as 14, 15, 16 year olds girls into boys, makeup, parties and school Those few yearsIt s all in our heads.Most of the comments people have been making have been in the vein of A few years could ve passedIt would be easier if Dani was at least 16And so on I m not saying the hypothetical thought doesn t bother me It does But thinking about everything going on I m 18 and I ve never lived through anything like Dani has well I did live through a war, protests and stuff, but I was 5 and younger then I probably have much less life experience than she has She has been living on her with death around her for 5 years, people Mac from the first book was probably much naive and unready for a romantic relationship with a supernatural being I don t know what a few years would ve changed but fit Dani in our view of an Adult and Not jailbait I don t think it would ve changed her much You can say when I was 14, I was My daughter s fifteen and she s not But, there is a difference in circumstance, Girls used to marry when 14, 15 They had kids I m not saying that s ok, now, things are different.I do understand how and why this is a problem to many I, too would like to see Dani a bit older before any actual sex scene, so I m hung up too , I just think we should try to see things from a different POV Dani s POV And I still think people should protest over her SURVIVING ON THE STREETS AND KILLING TO SAVE HERSELF than romance Are we really so used to that in fiction it doesn t touch us any Original review Each book, no matter how good, bad or indifferent teaches you something This one showed me I could totally argue with self from a different time Example Me prior to Iced Dani is just FOURTEENMe during Iced Oh, but this is all soooo coolPrior I mean she s a kid, and all the men, some of them immortal fighting over her That s just wrongDuring Oh, she s so clueless, how sweet I wonder who ll she fall in love withPrior JAILBAIT, peopleDuring Who gives a damn, she soundscool and none of it is weird.Prior I m not sure I can like this book.AFTER This book is awesomeSo, other than teaching me to be schizophrenic, Iced was just so fun I thought I d have a problem adapting to Dani s voice and language and stuff based on the sliver we got of it in Shadowfever , but I ended up liking her a lot Yes, she is young and hormonal and so damn stubborn and impulsive, but she s still easy to connect with, somehow She embraces life like no character I ve read about before She takes everything as it comes and fights for everything she believes in with everything she s got No half measures with Dani Also, we see her growing up a bit at a time Yes, she already has a lot of life experience, but she learns to take care with her words and actions I ve always been a speedboat blasting across the whitecaps, thriving on sensation, wind in my hair, salt spray on my face, having the time of my life Never looking back Never seeing what happens around or behind me.These new eyeballs see my wake They see what I leave behind when I ve passed.Boats capsized People flailing in the waves Did I sometimes get the feeling she s too young for all the violence and the love rectangle Yes, I did But I found it strange that people didn t worry or that it didn t bug them nearly enough to think about Dan killing and risking her life since the age of 9 than it did to think about men being potentially interested in her All I m going to say is everything feels right while reading this book Right and cool and KMM has an amazing gift Here s something that made me feel a little better about the matter Christian He sees her like I do at seventeen, twenty, thirty Superimposed over the fourteen year old, he sees the woman she ll become And Ryodan All the sudden Ryodan s standing one inch away from me, hand under my chin, holding my face up to his You ll never be just anything A tsunami can never be just a wave Get off my chin I like that about you Waves are banal Tsunamis reshape the Earth Under the right circumstances, even entire civilizations I blink You re going to be one hell of a woman one day, Dani Yes, that did make me feel better about any potential relationship between Dani and either of them After a few years, of course At least until she s 16 or 17 And Dancer Well, he s 17 kind of geeky, smart, cute and her best friend That s ok, too About the guys I don t know why, but I expected Ryodan to be like a version of Barrons Kind of like Barrons 2.0 He s not, really Yes, the tendencies are there Manipulative, looking straight ahead, getting what he wants at every cost But he goes about it differently He s polished, looks human But he s not, really Anyway, there were a few comparisons made and a few descriptions of him Jericho Barrons is an animal Pure lawless beast Not so Ryodan Dude s a machine Ryodan is like the ocean He is what he is And he s not about to change There s no point in fighting the tide It ebbs It flows You ride it Christian Well, I kind of feel like he s already lost We saw his POV a few times, and while he still has some human urges and shows flashes of, well, sanity, I grieve for the old Christian Now, it s like he s wild And not in a way that felt good to me Although he genuinely cares for Dani and did some cool things.Dancer s a boy I would really like in RL He s just interesting and smart and a great person and friend And obviously in love with clueless Dani I swear things just fly over her head And I m not annoyed by that Yay, KMM What also flies over her head are innuendos Seriously, I love those moments And they makes it tangible and realistic.The world kept on spinning and we are now in the world after the Wall came down Trouble is still brewing, Unseelie still there to be slayed, big, bad WTF monsters out to destroy what s left of the world I found this interesting In stories when there s an ending there s always the what comes after After Shadowfever there was that for me Not just because of the walls, but everything., And here we have a plausible sequel to the last minute saving of the world It s still messed up, with problems and dangerous There are always consequences And Bad guys don t always go away.One thing I would ve liked Mac and Barrons Really, glimpses are not enough when it comes to these two Especially the big bad I have a hunch, though, that we ll be seeing of them in the next book There are a lot of threads to be continued, so I can t wait for it to get out And finally a few quotes, snippets of conversations I found the funniest and the most interesting Ryodan and Dani I m not sure you could be any full of yourself I cut him a smug look I m willing to try You re faster than me That means you re supposed to yield right of way Like we re cars Cute I don t yield Ever I can make you feel better than you ve ever felt in your life How There are some secrets, Dani O Malley, that you learn only by participating view spoiler I don t know why, but I think Ryo is the one, despite Jo and everything It s just the way Dani reacts and acts with him and he with her Could be wrong, though She cares about Dancer, too, to whom I hope nothing bad happens As I said, just a feeling.Like the feeling I have that Dani is not just human and Dancer is a lot than he seems hide spoiler


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    Updated 12 26 14It actually left me wanting The book would have been much better without all the sexualizing an underage girl nonsense which I am pretty sure KMM regrets herself She must be tired of explaining why her heroes are not pedophiles Sorry to say, but they kind of are as they are written in this book Editing, editing Someone should have done some of it for Iced.As seen on The ReadventurerWhat is the quickest way to make your intended sexy book absolutely, irrevocably, totally unsexy Karen Marie Moning has the answer for you just have your heroes act like abusive pedophiles, who love perving all over a scrawny, barely 14 year old girl, have them tell dick jokes around her, crawl into her bed when she is unconscious, lick her and wax poetically about her panties, sexualize this underage girl in every which way, and voila your book becomes revolting instead of tantalizing.Now, I am not going to pretend that I didn t know Moning wasn t exactly a PC writer when it comes to treatment of women Mac had her share of atrocious, abusive things done to her by a slew of men, including her life mate, in the Fever books, but at least she was a grown up and could fight back physically, sexually and emotionally Dani is a child I seriously question Moning s judgment here She is definitely no Nabokov to take on a subject so controversial and make something good out of it She should have stuck to what she knows best and let us, her fans, enjoy a book that is entertaining and fun rather than the one that unnecessarily and thoughtlessly pushes boundaries and makes us gag in the meantime.What makes me the most annoyed is that the way Iced is plotted, there isn t actually a reason for Dani to be so young and for the story not to take place 5 or even 10 years in future As the novel opens, post wall crash Dublin is in an even dire situation than at the end of Shadowfever Not only is our world infested by fae, but something weird is freezing and icing the whole areas of Dublin and beyond It seems, Ryodan learns first about the ice problem and then decides to recruit Dani to help him investigate it, and does so by quite literally torturing and blackmailing her Don t ask me why a millenia old man with a gang of friends, equally old, smart and experienced in many things fae and human, even needs a help from a teenager I still don t get it So, having no choice, Dani starts investigating, with assistance from her friend Dancer, a 17 year old science geek and the only non creepy male in the whole story Lurking about is a pedo fairy Christian, who suddenly and unexpectedly acquires a very unhealthy sexual obsession with Dani.I personally wasn t that impressed with the first half of Iced First, there is too much recapping of the Fever story and mythology and second, naturally, too much uncomfortable sexualization of Dani, done mostly by the mega creep Christian As far as the mystery of Iced goes, I d say it s of an average quality for urban fantasy The new bits of mythology are interesting, but the plot is not as elaborate and twisty as that in the Fever series.However, the second part is a tad livelier and less offensive or maybe I just got used to the grossness of it all by then That s where the investigation really gets going, we learn about Dani s past, we see how Cruce is plotting his escape and how Christian s transformation into an Unseelie Prince is progressing, and, most importantly, Christian s sick POV is scaled back In this second part he is presented in a sort of humorous way, because once we no longer have to be in his head filled with thoughts of sex and odes to his hard member so much, from Dani s POV he is just a pathetic and often laughable psycho.With that said, I honestly don t know if I can actively recommend Iced While reading it, I spent too much time trying to imagine Dani was older, so that I didn t have to feel so revolted all the time But then, judging by the multitude of 5 star reviews of this book, there is a HUGE portion of women who have absolutely no problem with the blatant pedophilia in this book It s astonishing, really, just how many don t really think anything of it at all, as long as Dani doesn t actually have sex with anyone Oh wellI will probably read the sequel.


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    This is not really a review but of a reaction Let me be clear, I love how Karen Marie Moning from here on out referred to as KMM because Karen Marie Moning is simply too long to keep writing writes I enjoy the way she crafts characters and the world she builds KMM is able to write characters that even when I don t like them, I want to keep reading And that happened with Iced I wasn t invested in the story, I was mildly bored by the storyline but I still felt compelled to keep going There is just something about the way she writes her stories There is absolutely no way that it is ever acceptable for a 14 year old girl to turn into a romantic or sexual object Sexualization of girls is rampant in our culture and the girls themselves feel the pressure to rise up and meet this standard I have a 13 year old, she plays on a soccer team with 13, 14 and 15 year olds I have gotten the pleasure of hanging out with the team, watching my husband coach them and listening to their conversations Let me make this clear, a 14 year old is still a child As I read this novel, I kept remembering my daughter and her soccer teammates their silly conversations, their reactions to situations and my understanding that they are still children There is no question that Dani is still a child I have read the arguments against the idea that Dani is a child by saying that she survives, she kills to survive and well I strongly disagree Many children all over the world have had to do horrible things just to survive, this doesn t mean that because they can survive they should then be sexually harassed and the object of sexualization by much older men with enormous power And as if the situation wasn t bad enough, I believe Dani is emotionally immature for her age KMM writes Dani as if she is emotionally younger than 14 Dani refers to herself in the third person She considers herself a superhero She has immature aspirations for herself She is unable to handle consequences and face up to her actions e.g her running all over Dublin to avoid Mac And a further example that Dani is absolutely not ready to be the object of two older men s sexual attention is that she doesn t want their sexual attention As the story is written, Dani is repeatedly uncomfortable with either Christian s or Ryo s advances Dani is uncomfortable with the idea of sex in real life and very uncomfortable with any nuanced sexual comment I keep wondering, hoping and praying that what is happening here is that we are supposed to be disgusted with Ryo and Christian That Dani is reacting negatively to them and following her instincts because the storyline is NOT going toward a perverted older man who gets off on children Please let it be like that And what happened to Christian I have an extreme soft spot for the MacKeltars Christian was always my favorite in the Fever series yes I liked him even than Barrons, not necessarily for Mac, but just as a male character I know that KMM has the right as the author to do what she wants with any of her characters, but I just don t buy into what is happening to Christian I don t accept that the MacKeltars wouldn t be tracking him down And what is really eating at me about the entire Christian storyline is that it is so similar to what happened to Dageaus in the Dark Highlander except that it was better done in the Dark Highlander One thing, I don t accept that Ryo is stronger and perhaps clever than Barrons So anyway, there is my take on Iced and I doubt if I will read the next one in the series.


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    So here it is The much anticipated spin off of the Fever series told from the point of view of Dani O Malley and carried on from almost exactly the point where Shadowfever finishes I have to say, as much as I wanted this to be good, I m actually surprised by how much I enjoyed the story and how much higher my opinion is of Dani after finishing it I ve read a few reviews from disappointed goodreaders but apart from one standout issue I thankfully do not share a lot of the concerns floating around And I am very excited for the next installment, even so because Moning s claim in an interview that this book doesn t finish with a cliffhanger is basically a complete lie.Okay, let s start with Dani She s still as bratty as ever and loves to throw around words like dude and feck , but KMM followed through on her promise that her voice wouldn t be as loud and in your face in this because she is the main character and didn t need to be quite so colourful in order to stand out And I actually really like her Any annoyance I felt for her in the past quickly gave way to amusement at her snarky quips and the occasional head shake at her crazy naivete However, I think Moning will need to develop her character throughout the next two books and allow her to mature or her tendency to go rushing arrogantly into every situation will become frustrating As for the story, I really enjoyed the mystery in Iced and the solving of it was quite an adventure Basically, Ryodan asks for Dani s help in finding out what is causing seemingly random venues and places to become iced over, freezing anyone in the vicinity, and eventually exploding afterwards Several characters are pulled into this mess and tensions are high as the whole city of Dublin becomes threatened by the possibility of being entirely frozen over On top of all this chaos, Christian MacKeltar has become an Unseelie prince and developed a strange obsession with Dani.Contrary to a few other GR members opinions, I did not find this book particularly romance y at all There was quite a bit of male posturing going on, but at the end of this book I m still unsure who KMM intends the main love interest to be Every time I think I ve made my mind up, somebody else does something that makes the novel kind of favour them But I like this, it s not a love triangle or love anything because nothing like that has happened yet, but I m not filled with the same certainty that two characters will end up together like I usually am in paranormal novels with romance in them However, this does kind of lead straight on to the thing that made me cringe slightly okay, a lot Dani s age Okay, scratch that, it s actually the age of the men she interacts with except Dancer At fourteen years old, it s completely natural for Dani to think about sex and, even though she is underage, the thought of fourteen year olds having sex does not fill me with the horror it fills some people with But when I think of fourteen year olds having sex, I mean with other fourteen year olds Or fifteen year olds Not men who are a thousands of years old and b even in their human form appearance are supposed to appear over thirty.And I don t know if KMM has plans for Dani and Ryodan to get it on or not, but the implied sexual tension between them during parts of Iced grossed me out a little Ryodan himself is growing on me, I think, let s just say I m interested in him now than I was before but I m not entirely sure if I like him or not yet But, interesting as he may be, the thought of him perving on a fourteen year old girl makes me feel icky There was a suggestion in there somewhere that he may be waiting for Dani, which may sound really cute to some people but it sounded like grooming to me Creepy.But, as the four stars should indicate, this isn t as big an issue as I ve probably made it seem There is no sex, no kissing, not even anything between Dani and Ryodan that you could exactly call flirting, but it s a thing that s there and the worst part about it is that sometimes during Iced I was thinking wow, they might be hot together until suddenly I remember she s fourteen and I quickly shove the thought away Assuming KMM is going that way, she needs to get him to stop calling her kid asap But, who knows, maybe Dani will go for the least morally questionable option and end up with Dancer.Deep, thoughtful sex analysis aside, this book was entertaining through and through for me As with the other five Fever novels, it is interspersed with scenes of humour amid the action and the dialogue is as witty and fabulous as it was in the good old Mac and Barrons days I only hope all the other Fever fans enjoy this as much as I did


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    I picked this book up a million times over the last 3 years before I was FINALLY able to finish it I reread the entire series in order to understand everything properly Honestly, she should have wrapped the series up in Shadowfever Dani was so bloody annoying the entire time, I mean ok, I can overlook that due to her being portrayed as a 14 year old, but does she have to be so fecking full of herself, Dani Mega O Malley, ugh And what is with literally everyone falling in love with Dani And Ryodan s non question mark questions got on my nerves It looked like they were trying to recreate Barrons and Mac through Ryodan and Dani, but just coming off as pedophilic To be honest, the plot wasn t really interesting either along with these character s annoyances It wasn t as developed and elaborate as was the case with Sinsar Dubh, but even so didn t really make sense, with the sonic boom and shit Probably the only really interesting part was the Crimson Hag and the only reason I want to even read the next book is to find out what happened with that.


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    Dani gets a lot of criticism, but I honestly think it s undue She s a great heroine, and definitely unique for the genre In a horde of urban fantasy women, she stands out I love the way that Dani s superpowers manifest in her personality She can run like the wind, and also talks and thinks a million miles a minute She backs up her superstrength with an ego the size of a skyscraper And with her heightened senses comes a heightened sense of responsibility to fix the problems she observes Dani s brilliant characterization speaks to how much KMM s authoring skills have improved since Beyond the Highland Mist.Beyond those quirks, Dani is your average headstrong teenager, trying to get by in a world torn apart by Faerie Iced picks up about half a year after the fall of the walls between Earth and Faerie, when a third of the human population was wiped out in a matter of days Dani acts as Dublin s resident superhero, helping the remaining inhabitants with problems of the fey kind and posting Dani Dailys every few days to keep people informed of current dangers She is roped, entirely unwilling, into working for Ryodan, one of the Nine and owner of the club Chester s Ryodan is, in one word, problematic Not that he s any domineering, unreasonable, and immoral than Barrons was in the Fever series but his faults are much harder to accept than Barrons because he is being set up as Dani s love interest First off, I can t see Dani ever falling in love with someone who demands power over her, because she is far too independent for that sort of relationship Pitching a romance between these two characters doesn t make sense Moreover, Dani is barely fourteen in Iced Yet Ryodan is always saying creepy shit to her He seems to have a hard on for the woman she ll become Even if he says he ll wait for Dani to grow up, that s still intensely pervy Christian, on the other hand, is a character I can support Don t get me wrong he is intensely creepy and than a little fruity Christian makes the full transition from human to Unseelie prince over the course of the book and gets progressively less sane, especially in his interactions with Dani He also says some very gross things to her, occasionally talking about how he ll take her virginity and make her his queen and so on But overall, I think Christian is a very compelling character He starts out as an everyday hero, but we get to watch his downfall as becomes less and less human and evil He has one of the most interesting character arcs in the whole Fever series The difference between Christian s and Ryodan s advances is the tone the book takes towards their behavior The tone towards Christian is decidedly negative It s clear that Christian is going insane and losing out to his Unseelie side Unseelie princes have consistently been characterized as rapists, violent assholes, as enemies Nobody not the author, not the characters, not even Christian s own human nature condones his behavior towards Dani Ryodan is a different story Unfortunately The plot focuses quite a bit on the evolution of Dani s regard for Ryodan, and she s already attracted to him She accidentally walks in on him in the nude, and can t stop thinking about it for the rest of the book Everything about the plot and tone points towards the eventual romance between them, which means that KMM thinks that Ryodan s behavior towards Dani is acceptable, possibly even romantic Which it is NOT Nothing a grown man does to a fourteen year old girl should ever be construed as romantic That s why I can t get behind a Ryodan Dani ship, no matter how old she is in following books If Ryodan isn t above panting after a young teenager, he shouldn t be set up as a love interest Ever.This was my second time reading Iced, following a full reread of The Fever Series I m debating whether I should chug through Burned a second time in order to read the remaining three books of Dani s plot Feverborn, Feversong, and High Voltage I hated Burned, but closure for Dani s story would be great Any advice tl dr Dani is awesome Ryodan is gross Christian is evil but interesting.


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    6 December 2015 1.99 on Kindle23 December 2014 update Because I said I could sum up everything important that happens in the book in a few short sentences and did in a comment below , I figured I d add it to my review Serious spoilers below for the entirety of the book view spoiler 1 Christian is turning into a UP with all the perverted thoughts and actions that one would expect to come with it.2 Cruce is fucking with the sidhe seers minds and dreams Trying to get them all to help him, to the exclusion of others separating them by making them think they re the only ones.3 Mac and Barrons have been busy elsewhere no we don t know doing what.4 There s a new group in town putting up fliers and trying to take over They re also disparaging Dani Lainey s apparently helping them.5 There s a food shortage not surprising, but it seems that someone is gathering up all the food possibly Ryodan He s definitely been gathering the weapons.6 We meet Dancer who is, apparently, human very smart, kind, and good to Dani supporting her when she needs it, and letting her do what she needs when she needs to.7 Dani and Christian go into the UK s mansion and accidentally release the Crimson Hag she likes to flay the flesh from her victims, over and over and over again.8 In the final battle everyone works together sidhe seers, the Nine minus Barrons and Mac who are apparently too busy elsewhere to worry about this fucking fae that s freezing the entire fucking country , Dani, Christian, Dancer, etc to defeat the ice monster This is probably the only scene I actually thought was fairly well done in the book.9 Christian sacrifices himself to save the others to the Crimson Hag When the book ends he s in her keeping.10 Cliffhanger ending Mac corners Dani, holding the spear to her back, telling her to drop the fucking sword And here s the entire bit of scene in all it s manipulative and contradictory to Shadowfever glory though I m willing to give the benefit of the doubt and say that Mac simply wants to get Dani to stop and talk to her I ease back down into slow mo to skirt a mound of ice crusted snow I m standing there, starting to get all broody again thinking about all the ghosts I see in these streets sometimes, when I feel the tip of something sharp and pointy in my back Drop your sword, Dani, Mac says, real soft like behind me Yeah, right Like I m actually falling for this I snicker Me and my overactive imagination Like Mac would actually be able to sneak up behind me without my superhearing tipping me off Like she would ever walk around at night with no MacHalo on I got mine on and I know exactly how bright it is If she was standing behind me, we d be making double the light I m throwing.I freeze frame.Or try to.Nothing happens Just like those two times with Ryodan when all the sudden I just didn t have any juice No gas in the tank, no engine in the train.I squeeze my eyes shut hard and try again.Still standing there.Still feeling the tip of a spear in my back I said drop your fucking sword, Mac says. hide spoiler


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