A Novel

Moning, Karen Marie

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"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."--Dustjacket. Dani O'Malley uses her rare talents and the powerful Sword of Light to survive Dark Fae attacks in Dublin, where she is also challenged by a murderous former friend and by the head of the police force who covets her sword.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0440339804
Characteristics: 495 p. ;,25 cm.


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Apr 29, 2014
  • dprodrig rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Hated this book. Don't like Dani O'Malley the least little bit - I find her character obnoxious, abrasive, and useless. I also don't like how she was basically enslaved and how a fourteen year old is being lusted after by people much older than she is. The stupidity of the other humans characters is also annoying. Not reading anymore of this nonsense.

Jan 31, 2014

For a novel set in Dublin (Ireland, not Iowa) there is a dearth of Irish names. This includes the "Fever" series.

Jun 12, 2013
  • laurinda_ann rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

i liked it, and wasn't sure that I would have

Apr 24, 2013
  • kat905 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sometimes a subsequent series doesn't live up to the original but this one certainly does! Moning's writing pulls you in and doesn't let go. I couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next book. I think Moning fans will be happy with this next series.

Mar 25, 2013
  • jhgok1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great read. Plenty of action and adventure, but has Dani really matured or learned a lesson? Would have given it five stars except for the ending.

Mar 20, 2013
  • LaimaA rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This novel satifies my urge for more of the world Moning created in the Fever series. It was easier to relate to Mac because she was an adult and didn't begin as a "superhero", but I think Dani can easily take her on for spunk and likability. I am loving her interactions with Ryodan, Christian, and Dancer. I suspect Dani will probably be visiting some Fae realm in a future installment and come back aged (to overcome the icky 14 year old with multiple suitors issue). Fun times to be had with this bunch for sure.

Mar 14, 2013
  • TiniTea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This whole world KMM has created is just awesome. If you're just starting her books, I strongly suggest you start at the beginning of the Fever series. Dani's story is fecking great :) Some people may be put off by the few sexual innuendos that are in the book (Dani is only 14), but you have to keep in mind she's been on her own a long time and her 14 is much different than our 14. And while KMM gets really close to crossing the line, they are just sexual hints at this point of what could be in store for Dani as she grows into a woman. There will be 2 more Dani stories (I cannot wait!) and then KMM will return to Mac and Barrons.

Nov 30, 2012
  • lucyrivera rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing read! I fecking loved it!

Nov 17, 2012
  • irenelaf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a blast of an ending to an excellent read! Felt so good to be back in the Fever World. Dani is just so much $ecking fun I almost can’t stand it!!!

This book, however, doesn’t YET satisfy KMM’s promise “Many of the questions I left unanswered in the FEVER series are addressed in this new series.”More waiting...oh well...I was still satisfied however with what transpired and resolved in this book as a strong lead to a good trilogy.

How can you not LOL reading this book when a spunky, self-inflated, out-of-control 14-year-old who swaggers and is capable of freeze-framing, sidhe-seering and super strength says/thinks things like this:

“Holy travel agent! Did I, like, go through a time warp or something?”

"Gah, old dude, please don't try to talk like me. My ears'll fall off!"

“My life is so $ecking interesting I almost can’t stand it!”

“You’ve been pretending we’re superhero partners and you don’t even know the first thing about Robin!” No wonder Ryodan’s no fun to hang with. I’m so disgusted I can’t stand it!
“You’re just one person and we’re all superheroes!”

“This is just too gross for my eyeballs!”

I could go on and on... I know I wouldn’t want my every book to contain a 14-year-old heroine instead of a grown-up but, for now, with Iced I accept KMM’s choice and applaud her at how interesting of a character she created in Dani. Her relationship with Dancer is “spot on” behavior for kids their age who are immature but dealing with grown up issues. Excellent convincing writing.

Is it my imagination or is Ryodan very much like JZB was at the beginning of the Fever series? Sociopathic tendencies (check), mysterious abilities (check), God or King complex (check), control freaks (check), invincible (check), super powerful (check), woman either fall-over-themselves-at-their-feet or are scared of them (check), and, of course, large hunky bodies (check) I have BIG hopes that Ryodan will rekindle some of that JZB sizzle!

When Ryodan said his “Should. Mercy. Equality. Altruism.” speech I think that's something that JZB would have said as well! They should be buds but they`re not cause they both have their God/King complex!

The main distinction between Ryodan & JZB imo is that Ryodan is more cynical, promiscuous, and actually laughs once in a while! JZB never laughed so easily...but then Dani IS funnier than Mac. Above all though, as stated in the book, his biggest distinction is that he`s the master at manipulation. god! Didn’t expect that! He’s creepy but apparently he can’t help it. Interesting to see what he will become.

YES I so very much continue to LOVE Karen Marie Moning! I enjoy her imaginative mind and all her many, many juicy words like “vamoose” and “serendipitous”. I’m also satisfied with how exciting the end of this book was while at the same time leaving enough intrigue to develop later.


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Nov 30, 2012
  • lucyrivera rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The wise man ensures his survival before enjoying it. The fool dies enjoying it. - Ryodan

Nov 30, 2012
  • lucyrivera rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You'll never be just anything. A tsunami can never be 'just' a wave. -Ryodan

Nov 30, 2012
  • lucyrivera rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you go outside, you will be killed. If you make noise, you will be sent outside. - Ryodan


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