Mar 2, 2018

Review--Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the Earth. Yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: the Sinsar Dubh—a sentient book of unthinkable evil—has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.

The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the Earth. But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices. For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie Queen who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.

This time, there’s no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac’s soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.

I’ve finally caught up with one of my favorite series! Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series was one I fell into a few years ago and was immediately taken away with it! It’s dark, edgy, sexy, and just utterly amazing! Mac is a spitfire of a heroine and I loved her contrasting to the dark and broody Barrons! Feversong brings a conclusion to her story yet the series will live on with Dani for some books to come!

As we learned at the end of Feverborn, the Sinsar Dubh has taken over Mac, the book is in full control of her body now, while Mac is nothing but a presence, a little voice wanting to break free. The Sinsar Dubh is looking to make itself be immortal and will do whatever it takes to stay in control of Mac’s body. Meanwhile, Dani and the rest of the gang are doing everything they can to find a way to get the book out of Mac for good and put her back in control of her own body, even going so far as to bring Cruce back into the thick of things.

Like all of Karen’s books, this one was as intense as they come! For while the characters we all love are trying to find a way to help Mac, Dublin, and the rest of the world, are still slowly being eaten away by the black holes the Hoar Frost King left behind. These holes are growing bigger and will essentially destroy everything in their path. The end of the world is coming. Unless, the Song of Making can be found and used.

Needless to say, Mac is rescued before the halfway point as who else will be able to lead the charge in saving the world? But ridding herself of the Sinsar Dubh was only half the battle. The rest will be trying to figure out where the song is, how to get it, how to use it, and all that good jazz. Should be easy!

There’s definitely a different pace set to these books. It’s not as fast as one would expect, but it’s still an utterly amazing and thrilling read! We’ve gotten to know so many characters, I can’t recall when more points of view were added to the story or if they were always there. I started this series too many years ago and only just now got back around to it. Too many books, not enough hours in the day! But in this way, we’ve gotten to know everyone! We even get inside villains’ heads, it’s quite the page turner!

I think the most fascinating thing about this one was seeing the transformation of Jada back into Dani. There was ground work laid out in Feverborn, but I felt like the old Dani was back in action this time around and I was happy to see that! Especially since she will be our next leading lady!

This book was filled with quite a few surprises and shocks and twists and turns! The end of the world is upon them, so naturally, things are going to get chaotic! I’ll admit, at the end, I was a bit shattered by a few things. Though I really did see both of them coming, it’s still always a shock when they do occur. I am definitely excited to see where things will go with the next turn in the series!

As before, there was plenty of romance in this one! More so than the previous book if I recall (as I read half of that one sick, my mind is still a little scattered in that area)! Barrons was always a complicated guy to understand, but with this book I truly realize what I’ve always suspected that he cares deeply. And that definitely shows throughout the pages!

The ending to this one was perfect. It wasn’t tied up with a neat little bow, mind you, but it was perfect in its chaos. There are still a few things that are left unsaid for some of the characters and quite the doozie of an added scene after what we perceived as the end, but I suspect these things will continue to play out once Dani is at the wheel! It’s definitely going to be an awesome ride and I cannot wait to see how this series continues with her in charge!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

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