The Author's story telling is fantastic but I couldn't enjoy this book with the underaged main character, Dani and sexual tension between the male characters in the book. I wanted to shake my head and ask Karen Marie Moning... "why?". It drastically made this book weird and not one I could enjoy. Is she writing for young adult book market?
Fantastic voices which made the fantastic world and developed each character's personality seem real.
Maybe young teens,or those who want to relive the 80's
Yes, it's very close to turning me off
I didn't have problems with the narration. Maybe the accent sometimes but I can usually gloss over that when listening.
Hmmm .... About 75% of them
Knowing that it was a spin-off, I reluctantly bought the book because I thought that it was background for the next book in the series. And the other reviews raved about it. But a third of the way in and I was increasingly getting annoyed by the whole thing ... Story line, conversations, cliched sayings and phrases. This should be under YA, not part of the Fever series. Or did I miss that part again in the book reviews?
narration leant itself to the storyline beautifully!
I had read it in 3012 when it was released and was slightly off put by the lustful storyline in contrast to Mega O'Malleys youthful age. The innocence plays much better and makes it more funny than creepy thanks to the narrative performance.
Yes, I love the author and the narrators
Yes of course!
I love Phil Gigante's voice. It's resonance and accent works perfect for Karen's books. I also love Natalie's voice, tone, and cadence but Dani's accent and her childish foul language drives me crazy. Not Natalie's fault.
Dani and Christian
Dani gets on my nerves with her language and childishness. It is also disturbing to think of her being 14. I would have rather Karen skip a few years ahead to when Dani was 18 instead of picking up right after shadow fever.
And Christian's character has just turned so disturbing and sad. His turning and his actions are just hard to swallow. His talking to Dani is so uncomfortable.
It was hard to get through. I'm not going to lie. Think I am going to return it because I just can't even imagine trying to read it again. I would actually like to erase it from my memory... So sad and disappointing... Sorry Karen. I love you though!!
I've never written a review for a book that I've either read or listened to but felt compelled to do so for this one. This had to be the MOST funniest books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. The narrators completely nailed it!! Absolutely the prefect duo. I LOVED "Mega" I can't wait to hear about her crazy episodes to come. I really enjoyed the other fever books but Macs constant internal whining was almost too much so Dani was definitely a breath of fresh air. Definitely worth the credit and then some!!
Second time through this book - this time through the audible book. The production is marvelous and I have a whole new appreciation for Dani. First time coming out of the steamy fever series with Mac and Barron front and center, it was hard to get into a teen. This time it was completely enjoyable. Look forward to the next two
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I really like the world that Karen Marie Moning has created, but I miss the feel that her Highlander books have. And while I really like Dani, I don't like the fact that she is 14. She has had to grow up fast but there is just something wrong about all the adult men fawning all over her. I also don't like that KMM is setting up so many different men that she may end up with in the long run. I especially don't like Ryodan and I hate how Kristian is turning out. I will admit that I liked the Fever series but I kinda felt like KMM dragged that story out for too long and now with this spin off. This may be the end for me, because from the reviews the second book is about Mac again. If the third book is about Dani I will continue if not this is it for me. I like both narrator, but I especially like Phil's he is so sexy.
iced was listed as the first book in aeries, it is actually book #6. The team narration between Phil Gigante, and Natalie Ross was first rate, and Natalie did a spectacular job with Dani the main character. The author id a very nice job crafting the story, and keeping the characters distinct.
However, Dani, the main character while well voiced, and well written, is only 14 ,and a emotionally young 14 at that. She's self absorbed as only a young teen can be, and true to the age highly irritating. This is not a Young Adult story.
Set in a post apocalyptic Dublin where the walls between earth and fairy have fallen, Dani has magical gifts and a sword that can kill the Fae who are not nice.
The main action involves identifying and killing a Fae who is flash freezing parts of the city. There are three men who are involved in fighting the monster. Dancer, a 17 year old human boy genius, and two powerful magical adult men, a college student that is in the process of turning into a Fae prince, and a immortal guy of undetermined powers and origin. All three guys are sexually interested in the 14 year old girl. Yuck
The most normal relationship is with the 17 year old, they have the best buddy thing. The college student turning into a fae has oddly schizophrenic interactions with her--the fae part wants her in his bed now, and the human part know she's only 14. And the last guy is clearly "grooming" her to be his future mate which adds a creepy pedophile vibe to most of the book. Double Yuck.
Iced was not the book to start the series, and will be added to my never listen to again list.
The voices wern't the same as in the original series and the story line was slow.