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.
Once you get hit by the Fever, there is no cure, no recovery. The books, stuck you in, the audio books are the crack that keep you hooked forever and ever...amazing job, all! On to "Burned"
I love the entire series! this book puts a whole new swing on whats up with Ryoden and Christian and who the heck is Dancer?
can't wait for the next book!
Hoping the series makes it to the screen big or small (small would be best, they cut out less if they have more time to show)
Narration was all over the place with Dani. The volume had to be turned up then down she was hard to understand at times. I didn't like that a 14 was the object of all this sexual attraction. I couldn't finish. But loved the fever series.