Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

With Feversong, Karen Marie Moning dramatically drops the curtain on the Fever series. Bold and brilliantly layered, deeply emotive and all consuming, the story curves full circle as Mac and Dani try to save the world. Theirs has been a story of transformation, of finding the strength within to become who they’ve chosen to become, to wield the gifts they were given. No doubt fate has dealt them a bad hand, taken each to places dark and ugly. And in this final push, they must reach for the magic inside themselves to survive the world’s unmaking.

“Look back and you stay stuck in a lost, forever unattainable past. Look forward and you live.”

Black holes paint the skies, ripping humanity from their place, tearing the Earth open wide. Only the Song of Making can thread together its seams. The Sinsar Dubh has possessed Mac, leaving a bloody trail across Dublin in its obsessive quest for power. Ruthlessly evil and terrifying, the Sinsar Dubh does things that ought to shatter a person irrevocably.

“I am ceaseless, relentless, hungry as a tsunami.

My will is stronger, my aim unencumbered, my desires greater.

I always win.”

Trapped within the recesses of herself, Mac must fight its evil to regain control and recover the mysterious song. Her past, her insecurities, her strengths all tangle together begging to be unwound in a way where she can understand how to escape the confines of her cage.

“I’m ready. Only one of us is getting out alive. It’s going to be me.”

But even if Mac can best the Sinsar Dubh, the song remains a mystery, the Seelie Queen is nowhere to be found and Cruce is once again causing trouble.

As the clock begins to tick its final countdown, alliances between enemies must be forged and gambles must be taken despite the potential for great loss. Sacrifices for the greater good have never been felt so deeply.

The transformation of both Mac and Dani culminate in Feversong—understanding who they are, how they feel, the decisions they must make. I’ve always loved that although they are each incredibly powerful, they are also so relatable. Their sisterhood has seen tremendous ups and downs. From times of self-isolation to times they’ve stared down Death, they’ve made it out, heads held high.

And of course, who they’ve loved has shaped them in ways they never could have imagined. We’ve seen the love between Barrons and his Rainbow Girl evolve throughout the series. It’s never been clearer how powerful both of them are… both Alphas ready to do what must be done. But what I thought was so beautiful, so ingenious, was seeing how in understanding their own power, their own individual strengths and gifts, they were finally able be vulnerable to each other in a way they’ve never been before.

“I hold this man sacred and always will. He’s my sun, moon and stars.”

Loyal fans of the series, like me, will love every moment, every page. As one now expects from the incredibly talented Moning, gasp-inducing surprises await. Don’t forget the tissues too.

About Feversong

MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons return in the epic conclusion to the 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.

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Review: Feverborn (#8, Fever) by Karen Marie Moning

My Thoughts

Karen Marie Moning is back, burning up the pages with
scorching tension, gasp-out-loud surprises, unshakable danger
and unexpected feels
. Feverborn is simply impossible to put down.

5stars

Synopsis

Jan-19In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, Mac, Barrons, Ryodan, and Jada are back—and the stakes have never been higher or the chemistry 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 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 life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic song 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 on those war-torn streets, Mac will come face-to-face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

My Review

As first seen on USA Today HEA

Dublin has never been more dangerous. Shadowed streets hide dangerous atrocities, black holes gape and grow in the sky, and an Unseelie prince plots underground. Ancient magic sweeps through the city and inside those we’ve come to know so well. Barrons, Mac, Ryodan, Jada, Christian and Lor are back as their very existence hangs in the balance. When the veil between the human and the Fae world was destroyed, black vacuous holes sprawled throughout the sky, threatening to absorb the very Earth itself. Mac and her friends must call upon the Song of the Making—the only solution to this crescive problem.

Problems, however, are in abundance. Mac struggles to bridge the divide between her and Jada. No one knows what Jada lived through in the Silvers and her ice-cold demeanor effectively freezes everyone out.

In order to find the Song of the Making, Jada, Mac, Barrons and Ryodan must work together, but amongst these four, both betrayal and desire run deep, making it nearly impossible. To make matters worse, new enemies hunt them en masse, while old enemies plan to resurge.

Even as intensity and action pulse vigorously on the page, Moning centers the story on the two women we love so much—Mac and Jada—both the struggle between them and the struggle inside of them. Mac vacillates between caging and unleashing the magic that hides inside of her, all the while trying to find traces of the old Mac in the toughened edges of the new Mac. She also faces surprises that question everything she’s come to know. Only Jerricho Barrons can ease her constant stream of overthinking.

“Don’t be afraid of the monster, she knows what she’s doing.”

Meanwhile, Jada and Ryodan skirt stealthily around their emotions the only way they know how—an unyielding battle of words and wills. You can cut their tension with a knife.

“Heat was strength. It was resilience. She channeled it, shaped it into purpose, like everything else. Sexuality, too, was power.”

I’m not sure how after eight books Moning is able to do it, but each novel proves more exciting than its predecessor as she continues to raise the stakes in this ongoing, exhilarating saga. Feverborn is a fight between ancient magic and renewed determination, a duel between old wounds and deep-seated love. Once again, you won’t be able to put this book down.

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