Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Iced (Dani O'Malley, #1)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.
Synopsis from Goodreads.

It took me a little while to get into Dani’s POV as opposed to Mac’s in the Fever series. They are completely different voices, not to mention all of the feck’s. But I did get used to it and was soon engrossed in the fever world. I did find myself missing Mac and Barrons though.

I loved seeing more of Ryodan in Iced and it looks like he is going to be a main character in the rest of the Dani O’Malley series. On the flip side, at first I felt the same way about Christian. I loved him in the Fever books but his character does a complete 180 in Iced. He just comes across as really creepy and I don’t think all of it has to do with him becoming an Unseelie prince. I hope in future books he tones it down. I loved Dancer as well but there is definitely more to him than he’s letting on. I’m looking forward to finding out his deep, dark past.

I would like to see Dani age a bit more in the next two books. Partly because I would like to see her character’s transformation with a little emotional maturity but mainly because there is some major sexual tension going on and it’s built to the point where Ryodan, Christian and Dancer all are going to be vying for her affections and I want to see who she will choose.  Right now I’m sticking with Ryodan because the feeling I got in Iced was he was the one.

The mystery itself was decent and kept me guessing but for me it’s really hard to be in Fever Dublin without Mac and Barrons fighting the good fight and I kept wondering what they were up to that kept them away from the mystery.

I will definitely continue reading this series. Not only does it keep me in touch with the Fever world until the next Mac and Barrons book (which won’t be for a few years) but KMM has snagged my interest in Dani and I want to see how she grows up. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the next installment. Until then we can always re-read Fever. 


  1. I have not read the Fever series but it sounds like it will be something I will fall in love with. Love the covers, though. And this one peaked my interest
    GREAT review, Kristen
    Your reader,

  2. Soma, you will love it but start with DarkFever and read all of those before Iced. I have to warn you, you may never feel the same about another series again!