After devouring the Fever series, where we first meet Dani, I am uber-excited to see what this devilish little gal has gotten herself into now. Iced by Karen Marie Moning is perfectly timed for a Halloween read with its October 30 release. While she has tried to stress this, I will reiterate, THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A YA BOOK. Yes Dani is a teenager & yes she is a relatively stereotypical teenager, but the world she is set in & the activities that take place are beyond what most people feel comfortable calling YA. Just a warning, although I think it will be fine for more mature audiences. If you've read the Fever series, you can totally see why this warning is necessary.
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.
Dani was a fun character in the Fever series and I'm glad that she's getting her own spinoff series. A quirky gal, she tends to work like Teflon as she easily escapes almost any scenario. We'll see if she continues her streak in this fun, new series!
What are you waiting on this week?