REVIEW: 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
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