Monday, February 1, 2016

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

Title:  Feverborn
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Release Date:  January 19, 2016 
Publisher: Delacorte Press


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.

Back in the fever series world is a happy place for me.

The book begins just a few moments after Burned finishes. Mac is still invisible and still trying to learn as much as she can, listening in conversations at Chester's.  Later on, she gets attacked but is able to survive. Someone knows she is invisible and someone wants her dead. 

However, soon the story moves into the black holes and how to fix them plus the major characters are trying to make a truce for just enough time to save the world. 

Most of the book is from Mac's POV. We get some Lor, Christian, Papa Roach and Jada. I felt like Feverborn set the ground for the epic battle to come. 

I was glad to see Dancer back in the picture. I'm still not sure he is only human. He's happy to see Jada and in the few weeks since she is missing, he seems older, more mature. He gave up behaving as a younger version of himself, now that Jada is an adult.

Barrons is still awesome and ready to protect Mac. I laughed when he kept on telling her that he was not there to fetch things for her. I also loved the twist and what a twist it was. I have been hoping for it since I first read Faefever. 

Christian has regained his sanity. He's someone to be careful with due to his power as an Unsillie Prince but he is not an enemy and he didn't seem to interested in Jada anymore. 

Ryodan was perfect around Jada, not so much around Mac. Anytime he made a threat to Mac, I wanted Jericho to teach him a lesson. When Ryodan said that he loved Dani, I melted a little bit.

“Silver eyes met hers and locked. “I didn’t like Dani.”
“At least you’re consistent,” she said coolly.
His silver eyes were ice. “I loved her.” 

I have come to love Mac and being in her head is not annoying at all anymore. She has become more sensible and she clearly loves JZB and even a few times, she made it clear that her loyalty is with Barrons and with the Nine.

One of my favorite scenes involves Mac doing an interrogation and the answer to one of the questions:

“Goodness. Serious leftie.”

I'm still all confused about the Unseelie King and the woman he loves.  I missed Dreamy-Eyed Guy. 
I want Papa Roach to get what he deserves after betraying Ryodan. 

My most imminent questions: Could Mac begin the Song of Making? Is Jada related to Mac? Where is the unseelie King?

Feversong is going to be a must read for me.

“For f*ck's sake, you vanished and I couldn't find you. Do you really think I'm going to let that happen again? If you believe nothing else, concede it will work for that reason alone. I don't lose things that are mine.” 

Cliffhanger: Yes

4.5/5 Fangs

Mind. Blown! Karen Marie Moning gets me every. single. time! With the way Burned ended I was waiting with bated breath for Feverborn to release. I wanted to read it slowly. I tried to savor every chapter, every sentence, every word, and that's what I did. All of my favorite characters are back and hotter than ever!

Mac, Barrons, Jada, Ryodan, Christian, Lor, and Dancer! Mac became invisible towards the end of Burned and that's how Feverborn begins. It seems like whoever is behind the Dublin Daily is out for blood! They want everyone, human, seelie, and unseelie to go after Mac, Jada, and even the 9! Things are heating up on the street, but luckily Mac, Jada, Dancer, Barrons, and Ryodan are working together (or at least try to) to figure out how to stop the black holes created by the HFK from growing and engulfing everything in its path. 

I felt like this book was slow starting, but for me that's okay! I feel like Karen is setting things up to explode in Feversong. I loved everything that took place. Mac and Barrons are still madly in love and showing it in the only way they can, which is being there for each other, and of course the hot sex. Christian is of course still around and a mix between human and unseelie prince. I still have so many questions! Who the heck is Dancer? Is he really just a mere human? One thing I do know for sure is that he is making his feelings for Jada perfectly clear.

"It's just that you're the only person I ever feel completely alive with. You're the only girl that ever gets half of what I say. Do I really have to come up with some fucking superpower just to hang out with you?"

Ryodan is still a key player in this story as well. I just can't put my finger on what his deal is. We all know that he has been there for Dani while she was growing up even though she didn't know it, and now that she is grown the game seems to have changed. Jada is all grown up and Ryodan is only a man right? Well man/beast. Even with Jada all grown up he will not stop watching over her and making sure no harm comes her way. I need more of Ryodan and Jada! More! Just more!

"For f***'s sake, you vanished and I couldn't find you. Do you really think I'm going to let that happen again? If you believe nothing else, concede it will work for that reason alone. I don't lose things that are mine."

I've been completely obsessed with this series since I first picked up Darkfever a few years ago and for me nothing has changed. I might get irritated, or want to shake one of the characters here and there, but it is perfect to me. Karen has created this world that I lose myself in over and over again. This is a story that has captured my heart. I don't read a Karen Marie Moning book, Karen tells me a story. The most wonderfully intense, action packed story ever! 

5/5 Fangs

Want more info? 
Here is a link to KMM's Q&A

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 was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964, the daughter of Anthony R. and Janet L. Moning. The family moved to a self-sustaining farm in Indiana when she was six years old, where she spent her youth raising cows, horses, tobacco, corn and other crops with her sisters and brother.
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 thirty-five countries and are performed on audio by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. 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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