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 few 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.
©2012 Karen Marie Moning (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I would compare this book to the Artemis Fowl books. This world has an active faerie world with an exceptionally gifted prepubescent main character.
I was initially annoyed by the main character. She is an immature cocky, exceptionally gifted 14 year old street urchin from Dublin, Ireland. I did not realize this was a spin off book/character from a well established series. It is evident that much has happened with this story/world to get to the starting point of this book. While I found the main character to be pretty annoying throughout the book, I do like the world and I think the story was well written, so I might try the first book of the series, and see how I like that.
funny adventurous badass
danny is a sterical and I love everything coming from her point of view I also love the transformation of Christian and how your delved into her world
Danny and probably Christian Danny because she's adventurous young but has this super hero complex and really tries to help people Christian because he is so in love with Danny and I find it hysterical that he's a drop by dead sex face now
it made me laugh it did make me cry and it made me go NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO especially towards the end because now I have to wait until the 20th of next month for the next book to come out
if you love dolls of the other stories and you're thinking you might not like this one because Mac is not the star trust me you're gonna love Danny and you're going to get addictive to her tenacious spirit I just hope they make more books about Danny
it not being in first person perspective!
Anything to get this book out of my head!
I preferred the other woman who did the first fever books!
All of Dani's inner ramblings!
I will not read any more from this author!
Book & History Enthusiast
I truly feel this particular story could have been left out of this series. it doesn't add much and listening to Dani say "dude!" constantly became as wearing as Anastasia Steele's "oh my!" in Fifty Shades. And I'm sorry but a 14 yr old with several grown men attracted to her has a huge ick factor....she is barely a teenager! As a mom that just had creepy written all over it....and I'm no prude! It's just one of the things that made me feel like this story just didn't need to be included.
Then add to it the fact that Natalie Ross does a horrible Irish accent and my opinion is complete.
I'm still near the beginning of the book, the story seems intriguing. However, I'm uncertain if I can listen to the narrator's criminally bad "Irish" accent...or should I say "accents". Mostly sounds Australian, possibly English with a speech defect, a touch of Scottish inflection (if the narrator had a terrible cold). Anything but actually Irish. Why take a story set in Dublin and have it narrated in a way that bears NO resemblance to anyone in my family? I'm finding it nearly unbearable to listen to because the phony voices keep kicking me out of the story. Going to try to stick it out, but no promises and definitely no recommendation. Was the editor unconscious?
Only if the narration is done authentically.
Would have been better for Ms. Ross to speak in an American accent the whole time. I'd give it 0 stars for performance but Phil Gifante got 6/5 so I averaged it out.
Good bits first - the Narration is excellent, you could generally pick out who was speaking based on the different voices and accents. The only issue I had was that quite often, I couldn't tell whether Dani was thinking something or actually speaking out loud, but that was more due to what I disliked about the main character than any narration problem.
Dani is, according to the book, 14 years old, and truly acts that way, or rather the way that ex-teenagers are bound to think a young person might comport themselves. I kept wanting to tell the brat that no, not EVERYTHING on earth revolves around you, other people do have a life too. I cannot imagine any teenager being quite so self-centered. Apart from that, there was too much wanting to kill everything "bad" and actually enjoying the process. And although there wasn't a whole lot of sex going on, but enough thinking about it that I found it annoying. These points detract from the story line sufficiently that, although I do like the story itself and would be interested in how things develop, I'm not going to get the sequel.
Stay-at-home mom who loves to listen to books while she's doing housework
Very good story. I wasn't sure if i liked it for the first 45 minutes
I do not have a book to compare it to it stands alone for me
When all 3 men were helping her
I didn't like the beginning when it was like she was talking to me instead of me being drawn in to their world. But then it got there and i loved it
For those of you who haven't read Karen Marie Moning before, her first person narrative is one of the best I've read stylistically. The narration is true to the character narrating, flows smoothly, and never comes off as artificial. Pair that with a unique world of magic and mayhem that's colorful, mysterious, and exciting, and her stories promise to be engaging, endearing, and energetic.
Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross read the story, splitting characters and narratives. They do a fantastic job bringing characters to life with unique voices for the various characters and their voices complement each other well.
Iced is the story of 14 year old Dani O'Malley: sidhe-seer, superhero, and on-site reporter. Dani works hard to protect the people of Dublin from the Fae now that the Wall separating our world from theirs has fallen. It's a hard knock life growing up on the dark streets when she moves faster than even her eyes can track. And that was before the Dark Fae—and darker things—started paying attention to her. So when summer begins to frost up, Dani's going to have to team up with people she doesn't like. Even worse, they're grown ups!
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