Review--Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

Karen Marie Moning’s Feverborn continues Mac’s epic journey in Dublin as she tries to battle the powerful Sinsar Dubh that is trapped inside of her. But that’s not the only problem on her plate, as Dublin continues to crumble around her, she’s learning that there are still many secrets to unravel and that the book inside of her is more powerful than she could ever imagine.

The wall dividing Faery and the mortal world is gone, completely and utterly. The only thing that is likely to save the world she knows and loves from total destruction is the elusive Song of Making, but that has been lost for years. Though finding that will even have to take a backseat as more pertinent problems take over Mac’s life.

Everyone seems to have their own agenda in this story, and that’s not to say you don’t know who to trust. You do, it’s just that they have their own plans for what they want out of life. For the most part, Mac and her friends just want to get everything back to normal, or as normal as possible without all the dangerous fae wandering around. Then there’s the mysterious group, WeCare who offer food and shelter for a price, and also has their own newspaper out that tends to compete with Dani’s though theirs is the only one printing lately. And it seems WeCare knows a lot more than they should about Mac, Dani, Barrons, and pretty much everyone else!

There was some startling revelations in this book! One that still has my mind spinning! Karen continues to drop surprise after surprise at us with all these startling twists and turns! What it will mean for the future outcome is a little unclear at the moment. As I thought I heard that the next book brings a conclusion to Mac’s story and then the newest release that comes out next week, will be back to focusing on Dani. Of course, that’s what I thought I heard some time back.

This series is definitely not for the faint of heart! These fae are much more brutal than we tend to see where some of them are not all that bad. Here? They’re pretty much are all that bad! They conniving, devious and selfish creatures that usually only care about themselves and will do whatever they want when it pleases them.

I did end up getting sick halfway through this, so the last half was read during a medicine induced haze. I know what I read, but I can’t seem to draw it all forward. But again, as I am late to the Fever game, again, this review is more for my recording pleasure of having read yet another book!

I will say that this one did have a little bit more heated scenes between Mac and Barrons! Those two. It’s seriously hot between them! There are times I question Barron’s devotion to Mac, but he always comes through for her in ways she might not understand at first.

One complaint I did have with this one was the missing headings for the chapters, as in, who’s point of view are we diving into? At first I thought it was because it was going to be all Mac all the time, but then it became clear that someone else was taking the story into their own hands. It took a bit of reading to finally get down to who it was, I don’t understand why this choice was made. When we’ve already established that a lot of characters in this series like to have their page time from their own eyes, we should be told who’s point of view we’re in and not have to play guessing games or read several paragraphs before a reveal is made.

The action in this one was as intense as its predecessors. There was a lot of running around trying to solve little mysteries about such and such (being deliberately vague) and while most of them were somewhat resolved. I still feel like one wasn’t 100% clarified, but that could be because I am still in a medicine-induced haze and missed it when they said X=Y! All I know is that after that ending I cannot wait to pick up the next book asap! Hopefully this cold bugs out on me soon so I can enjoy the reading of it!

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Can't get enough of this series! The characters are so complex, and I love how the author doesn't answer every question or finish up every little detail. She ends the story in a very satisfactory manner, but I still have things to think about - just like life, the characters continue on.

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