Author: Karen M Moning
Publication Date: October 30th, 2012
Synopsis: 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.
Review: It took me almost four years to bring myself to read this book. I loved the first five books but I was unsure about the next ones since the narrator was changing. I liked Dani as a secondary character in the first books but I was hesitant to read this one because of the way she talks. I knew if I had to read a whole book with the way she talks I’d grow annoyed quickly. I’m not really into two grown ass men lusting after a 14-year-old girl, it was really disturbing the way KMM portrayed it as normal. I really got the feeling that she regretted making Dani so young because it really felt like she wanted a relationship similar to Barron and Mac’s but with Dani and Ryodan. I absolutely love Ryodan, other than the lusting after Dani, he’s an interesting character and I loved that we got to see more of him. I was happy that he was going to be the other main character and he is the biggest reason that picked it up. Then there’s Crush, omg my beautiful dark angel how I love you. For the most part I really enjoyed this book, it had a lot of the same feel as the first five and there wasn’t a whole lot of ‘Dani speak’ so it was really easy to get engage with the book and the characters. I immediately picked up the next one so that was a good thing.
Recommendation: Yes obviously start with Darkfever