Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

Review: Feversong by Karen Marie MoningFeversong by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever Series
Published by Delacorte Press on January 17, 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Karen Marie Moning returns with the epic conclusion to her pulse-pounding Fever series, where a world thrown into chaos grows more treacherous at every turn. As Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada struggle to restore control, enemies become allies, right and wrong cease to exist, and the lines between life and death, lust and love, disappear completely.

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.

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Romance
  • Narrative
  • World Building
  • Heat Level

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Feversong is the latest installment in the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning and the end of a love story between MacKayla & Barrons. In this installment, we are back in a decaying Dublin where humanity and the fae alike are in danger of extinction.

The Fever Series has been a favorite of mine for a long time, from the first book I read I was hooked.

The fight between good and evil doesn’t change, and it doesn’t increase or decrease its intensity. The Sinsar Dubh keeps playing with MacKayla and everyone who surrounds her. Moning did a great job exploiting some of these characters internal demons, she also left other aspects of their story unexplored. The world Moning created is as beautiful as it is horrific. Moning manages to give a face to evil, she twists these characters reality and by doing so she transforms them by giving them shape and beauty. Feversong gave a good amount of excitement without making it over the top and without taking away or minimizing the magnitude of each of these characters story and importance. Moning wrote a great love story, that it was emotional as it was beautiful and heartbreaking.

Moning tried to counterbalance the story by giving us an emotional romance and new character experiences. While the romantic part of the story was sexy, sweet and shattering,  I felt that a large part of the story was filled with information that was either uninteresting or inconsequential. The extensive incorporation of inner monologs and lack of dialog forced me to put the book down a few times. The story kept revolving around a plot that seems to change, at times it focus about these characters individual story and other times it focused on saving humanity.

Overall, Feversong closed the chapter of MacKayla and Barrons story, but it set the foundation for Dani/Jada & Ryodan’s story. Readers should expect a lot of emotion. These characters came together when they least expected and their union and alliances gave the story a very needed balance. While the end was a bit abrupt, I think it let the door open for a spin-off that could bring more fae and a whole different kind of evil.

Do I recommend this book? Yes
Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!

Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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