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Iced - Karen Marie Moning *I won a copy of this book in the first reads giveaway*

I was a little bit apprehensive about starting this book because Dani's voice was my least favorite part of the Fever series. But thinking back I realized that in the beginning of the series I found Mac's character incredibly annoying as well. It was the amazing world that Moning immersed me in that made me want to keep reading and I was glad I did. I found that as Mac's character began to grow she became a stronger, more likable heroine. So much so, that by the end of the series I hardly remembered the distaste I had for her in the beginning. That is exactly how I felt after reading Iced. I loved being back in the world of the Dublin underground where the Seelie and Unseelie have been unleashed and the human (or mostly human) race is fighting to survive it. Dani's voice was slightly irritating—plenty of "dude's" and "fecks" to make me roll my eyes.. but I found her voice became less and less annoying throughout the book. I learned enough about her background to make me care a little more and actually start to like her. Just based on the small amount of growth we see in her character in Iced, I'm going to go out on a limb and say we will continue to see Dani grow throughout the series much like we watched Mac evolve in the Fever series.

Summing up, I loved being back in the world that Moning had made so familiar in the first part of the series and I enjoyed the plot created with the Hoar Frost King. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all plays out with Cruce since there was quite a bit of foreshadowing there. Overall I thought it was a great start to the Dani O'Malley books and I can only hope that she will start writing a little FASTER :D