by Karen Marie Moning
Published by Delacorte Press on January 19, 2016
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
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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.
Feverborn brings the gang back to fight the bad guys and try to save the world. I love Karen Marie Moning but I wish we had less Mac and more Dani/Jada.
I enjoyed Feverborn and I thought the plot was good. Mac’s story has a surprising twist but I did get irritated with her. This book does alternate between POVs but a majority is spent inside of Mac’s head. Having to constantly hear her inner dialogue made the pace slow and boring in some parts. I’m not going to spoil it but with the direction this book went it is clear that Mac is going to be a focus on the next book. I love Mac and Barrons but I think it’s time they step aside and allow fans to have some fun with the other characters. In Feverborn we do learn more about Dani/Jada’s time in the Silvers. The bits and pieces we get are heartbreaking and it is no wonder Jada came to be. Thrown in is the beginning of a love triangle with Ryodan, Jada and Dancer which I want more juicy details of. We meet a softer and caring Ryodan which really surprised me so I can’t help but hope that Jada chooses him. But Dancer has always been a mystery and I have a feeling KMM has some big plans for this character (in one of the books Kat sensed something unusual about him). There are appearances of Lor and Jo which was steamy and funny, and Christian is dealing with a family crisis. Their stories are also interesting so they deserve more attention too. The Unseelie King makes a brief appearance too and I am just so confused with him I wish he would be left out of the books.
Despite my problems with this book I still love this series. There is a cliffhanger ending so I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 New Release Challenge