When I picked this book up, I didn’t have high hopes since the main character, Dani, a sarcastic and highly talented Irish girl, is only fourteen. Now, I have no issue with young adult stuff and there are lots of works out there I love in that genre, but I prefer adult stories, the darker and grittier the better.
Somehow, this story had all of the adult content I wanted while still being tame enough for a younger crowd. By the time I’d made it to chapter three, I was already giddy about this book and its rainbow of fascinating characters. Dani is definitely unique in talent and in voice. A warrior, bold and confident to the point of endangering herself, but still has a heart of a scared young girl who wants to do the right thing. She survived a cruel childhood and isn’t afraid to put herself in harm’s way to save her beloved Dublin.
Enter Ryodan, who was introduced a few books back, and the intrigue goes through the roof. He’s … whatever Jericoh Barrons is. Badass, immortal, grouchy, and sexy as freakin’ hell. The best thing about him is that for a while I wasn’t sure whether to love or hate him, and I have no idea where the story’s going from here, only that I want to know … like … now.
So Dani “Mega” O’Malley ends up becoming an unwilling partner solving some strange happenings in Dublin, and on top of it, Christian-turned-Unseelie-Prince has taken a shine to her. She’s running from Mac, who Dani’s convinced wants to kill her, and barely escaping whatever is turning her city into a freezer, all while being entertaining as hell. Bravo on this one. Another five stars for this one. Heck, I’d give it six or seven if I could.