Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Review : Iced by Karen Marie Moning
However much I absolutely adore Dani, her dialogue, took some getting used to. You learn to appreciate it later as her smart side bursts out in such random times.
She is still just as stubborn and pouty as ever, but with KMM’s strong skill at character development, Dani shows signs of becoming a great leader and an amazing young lady. There are mysterious events taking place in Dublin. Scenes of ice sculptures sprouting up and all around Dublin -and later to be found out, around the world- little by little. Ryodan’s sub clubs and warehouses for one have been iced a few times, causing him to be confused and frustrated. He seeks to find someone who is as fast as him so as they can get through the scenes without freezing to death, and help him search for clues that will help him solve who or what is creating this mess, and how it can be stopped. Dani is his answer. After some time of hunting her down, and finally catching her, she is tricked into signing a contract to be his “employee”.
I don’t want to give out too much about how things come together, but do expect love triangles, super-strengthen-teenage hormones from hell, and comically wonderful character relationships. We are finally introduced to the elusive Dancer. Ryodan and Dani are a perfect match for partners in crime, and their love-hate relationship is almost a reminder of Barrons and Mac, but with extra spice and rivalry. (My personal hope for Ryo and Dani, I hope they don’t become romantic later, I sort of feel that Ryo has taken on Fatherly feelings for this poor gamine knucklehead)
Christian is still in transition of becoming an Unseelie prince and fighting battles within while still maintaining a watch over a certain character, fighting temptations, trying to hold on to the Highlander he used to be. Kat struggles with her new power at the Abbey. All in all, we are witnessing the makings of true Superheroes from the wonderful world of Karen Marie Moning. There is so much depth to each of these characters and signs of growth. I think with time, this series is very promising. Again, there is a lot you will learn in this book, but I am not going to be the one who spills the beans. Have fun reading =)