Series: Fever #9
Published by Delacorte Press, Random House on January 17, 2017
Genres: PNR, Urban Fantasy
Source: Personal copy
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#1 New York Times bestselling author 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.
Feversong, the absolutely epic ending to an all-time favorite Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal series. This review is not an easy one to write, there was so much to this final installment in the Fever series. I’m going to go backwards a bit here… Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with Feversong, Karen Marie Moning was able to tie up loose ends and reach a satisfying conclusion without loosing the feel of the characters or major disappointments. That’s just not easy to do. Many times, when series come to an end, story threads are left open or I am left unsatisfied with how the series ended. That’s not the case here, I felt that the entire series came full-circle in a completely satisfying, natural-feeling conclusion.
I hate going into too many details, I detest spoilers, so I apologize if this review is vague (sorry-not-sorry).
As for the various characters, the most pleasing story-line for me was Dani/Jada for me. There is more Dani than Jada personality in this book and I was very happy to get back to that character’s character. Dani’s experience in the silvers is detailed, providing more back story and understanding of the personality shifts. At the same time, the Dani personality is brought back a little at a time. While Dani grew up fast in the silvers, this book shows how much of a young woman Dani still is and she has to face her new life as an adult and deal with adult feelings.
Mac also grows into her adult self, she has to face hard truths about her nature and accept responsibilities she would have previously run from. And her interactions with Barrons are HOT!!
I won’t bore you all with my impressions for each character, I don’t want to keep rambling on this review. On to more “technical” stuff about the book… The pacing is excellent, although there is some extra repetition on occasion. There is a little extra “fluff” throughout the book, but that didn’t detract from the story at all.
I’m going to miss the Fever series, there have been ups and downs through each installment, but this is definitely and always will be an absolute favorite book series of mine. I can’t wait to see what Karen Marie Moning comes up with next.
Bravo Ms. Moning and thank you!