Purplegipsy's raiting: 4 of 5 stars
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.
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.
What the feck happened to Jo and Christian? Because of this parts, this is not a five star book especially part of Jo where is your backbone girl, did she under kind of spell or something? I didn't like the idea of Jo and Ryo. This is irritating I'm really sad and sick to my stomach for Jo. I get it Jo-Ryo, Fio-Barrons stuff going on but Jo was different. I imagine her story much more different not some silly-sappy-girl-in love-big-bad-handsome-boy story. She is not a doormat but she is act like a doormat!! This part is disappointing and frustrating and bad just so bad that boink scene in office gawdd just awfull. I am going to pretend thats really not happened like JZB sex scene -this is not happening I'm not reading it-
Christian you lunatic, I know you becoming prince fecked up your head but what the hell is all about wedding, bride, love, obssesion toward of dani when this happened? This was really weird I hope Christian change in a good way. btw I love Dancer. That was a suprise but good suprise. I imagine much more different type but I love this type to and I'm pretty sure Dani and Dancer is going to hook up, hope Ryo doesn't kill Dancer because of this ;) Kat, other sidhes and Cruce part is not so good too.
I love Dani. I always love Dani and like Ryo and lunatic Christian I think she is worth waiting ;) But I wish we can see much more Ryo and Dani scene. Ryo and Dani reminds me of Mac and Barrons from Darkfever and you know what that means no romance, no sex , so many pushes and bruises :) I know Dani is young but still we can see a little more chemistry, sparkle, something... this is not satisfying KMM but you did it again girl, I hooked, so when will second book come out? And pretty please can we see much more Barrons and Mac like kissing, fucking, doing something other than walking!
Dani; she is perfect. I love her sense of humour. I love her being so smart, beyond smart but purposefully act like not so smart, you are the shit dude!! I love her ego. I love her confidence but like many others I wish she is not 14, because I really wanna read sex scene ^.^
Ryodan; asshole and traitor cause of Jo thing. He is not Barrons but I love him, I wanna see much more of him. How can I not love him? He is mysterious, handsome, dangerous, powerful man but I was expecting much more loyalty from him. I really really hate the Jo-Ryo thing HATE!!
Christian; crazy lunatic bipolar much?? Where is my killer smile christian?
Jo; horrible just horrible
Kat; I'm not sure how I feel about her and Kat-Ryo is being so intimate, when this happened? Her part in this book boring I really did not find her story interesting she is so depressed and Kat - Cruce thing did not work very well yeah this parts need some polishing
Cruce; we didn't see much of him he is just manipulative want to be free and seducing all the sidheseers
Lor; hilarious, I love Lor, he has really sense of humour but we didn't see others. I wish they are too just like be Barrons and Ryo most likely they are kind of bodyguard, hope I'm wrong
Mac and Barrons; ultimate favorite couple and favorite characters ever and they are just walking! But Barrons said just one sentence and already I read that part hundred times :) And of course end of the story Mac is talking too what a cliff-hanger KMM you are going to end of me :)
Btw this is not a YA this is a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story so I think saying this is a YA not fair.
Overall it's a good book, absorbing, fluent, fastmoving, un-put-downable. I read so many trash it's refreshing. I love KMM, I love fever world, I can read this series until the end of time and I'm not joking. Please KMM write faster and kill the story about Jo and Ryo but not Jo!
btw sorry for my English folks I am still learning and I know my grammar is horrible...