Book Review – Feverborn

Posted February 24, 2016 by Kathy in 4 stars, Book Review / 4 Comments

Book Review – FeverbornFeverborn Series: Fever #8
by Karen Marie Moning
Published by Delacorte Press on January 19, 2016
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 436
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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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.

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

About Karen Marie Moning

“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the Fever Series and Highlander novels.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worked in insurance, where she wrote intercompany arbitrations and directed commercial litigation. At the age of thirty, she decided it was time to get serious and do what she’d always wanted to do: write fiction novels.

Beyond the Highland Mist was published in 1999 and nominated for two RITA awards. She then published six more novels in her award-winning HIGHLANDER series, and received the RITA Award in 2001 for The Highlander’s Touch.

In 2004, she began writing the #1 New York Times bestselling FEVER series. The books have been optioned twice for potential franchise development by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios, but the rights are currently held by Moning who has expressed a desire to one day see it as a television series. Her novels have been published in over thirty countries. She divides her time between Ohio and Florida and is working on two future projects for Random House Publishing.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

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4 responses to “Book Review – Feverborn

  1. This one has an awesome cover, and I like the idea of the barrier between Earth and the fae realms crumbling. I always like that stuff. 🙂 Might be more romancey than I normally like bit it has a neat idea. Plus Dublin… 🙂

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    • Kathy

      This series is more on the romancey side but there is a lot of action in the earlier books. There is still some action in this book but the focus is on the romance.

    • Kathy

      I started this series a while ago (before blogging) when I had time to read the books back-to-back. I like the new characters but I hope she gives them more story time. Thanks Grace!