This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Purchased. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Feverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #8
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 19th 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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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.
*Warning: This review includes a rant from an annoyed fan 😡*
Did you ever love a series and it lets you down? Ugh! I am a fan of Karen Marie Moning and I have thus far enjoyed the Fever series with the exception of the Dani O’Malley character. Can you hear that? That is the sound of me letting go of a series. After barely making it through this book, I can say that I am done with it. I am done with you Fever series! As I am pretty fired up about this due to my complete eye rolling annoyance on the Dani/Jada character. I will jot down what I liked and didn’t like.
As always I like the characters in the series. I would even like Dani/Jada if she were not so prominent in the storyline. I get it Dani/Jada, you are an emotionally frozen badass. Get over it!!! Sigh, ok people I am going to try to keep it together. Anyhow, Ms. Moning always has great one-liners and the dialogue between characters is enjoyable and keeps you a part of the story.
With this book the first part of the book is all a re-cap from the previous seven books. Mac and Barrons, let me see, still having sex oh but they can’t commit to each other because that is not who they are so lets have a split personality relationship; so no real growth in that relationship yet. Yes, they like to have sex and it “centers” them. Great, they have been having the same sex for how many books now? It is getting stale.
Cruce, still cruce. Ryodan still the possessive alpha male not willing to ever compromise himself because he does not have to change his caveman mentality of dragging the woman to the cave because the chicks just seem to did his alpha maleness, so why change. Characters in a series are supposed either evolve or devolve, they are not supposed to achieve stasis.
I have always enjoyed Mac as a character but the inner dialogue is making me weary. How many books can we truly fret about the Sinsar-Dubh Mac? There is a plot twist with her sister Alina and that was interesting but it also came with another repeat of the Alina story line and then there is the drag on with the plot twist and Mac being all drama queen about the possibilities that it is actually happening. All I can say about that is Mac needs some big girl panties.
If you are a fevered Fever fan and cannot let go of the series, then oh mamma this is for you. It is a “best of” for ya. For me, it has its highs and lows. I am grrr because I too enjoyed this series but like an angry girlfriend, I need more from this relationship. I am out!