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Reading is my addiction... I read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, romance and historical romance. I am part of the blogging team over at Badass Book Reviews: http://badassbookreviews.com 

Iced (Dani O'Malley Series #1)

Iced (Dani O'Malley Series #1) - 3 stars. Good story, annoying lead character.I've missed Ms. Moning's Fever world. In the days up to the release of Shadowfever, my GR friends and I would speculate and come up with crazy theories about what was going to happen. We loved the World that the author created, and we just couldn't get enough. Imagine the excitement and glee when Ms. Moning announced a spin-off series featuring Dani O'Malley. Bring it on....So did Iced live up to the hype? Yes and no. I enjoyed the story, the world After Wall Crash (AWC). Dublin is a bleak place and most of the human population seems to have given up. I found the beginning of the book to be slow paced, more of an investigative type of book. The action begins in the second half with some excellent fight scenes and some pretty scary fae. For the most part, Dani irritated me. Actually, dude, Dani fecking irritated me. Yes, I know that she was only 14 years old and 14 can be a difficult age. I know that a lot of people could not stand Mac in Darkfever, but Dani just felt more annoying. "Kid, you might just annoy me into killing you." Ryodan to DaniThen there are the males in the story. Apparently all the males are attracted to Dani who is a 14 year old child. Ryodan is about a million years old (yes, I am probably exaggerating, but you never really get to know much about Barrons and the Nine) and he just doesn't feel right for Dani. Christian used to be this hunky Highlander, but he is in his twenties, not to mention that he is undergoing some sort of change. He does have creepy thoughts about Dani, too. The only male that would be appropriate for Dani would be Dancer and he is a cutie-pie. Let's talk a little about Dancer. He has got to be the coolest character, almost a straight man to Dani's frenetic energy. He kind of keeps Dani grounded, something she desperately needs. In the interlude between Dani pretending to be a Superhero and eating mass quantities of Snickers Bars, we get Kat's story. Cruce has been coming to Kat's dreams nightly, and whoa, she's having some sexually charged dreams. By the way, no one does the sexy stuff like Ms. Moning. Cruce has been seducing Kat in order to get her to free him. I felt that we saw too little of Kat in this book and I am hoping that the next book in the series has more of Kat's story. Sorely missing from this book were Barrons and Mac. Yes, there was a little cameo here and there, but it would have been nice to see more of them. Overall, I liked Iced. I wasn't wowed by it. I will keep reading the series and I am looking forward to the next book.