Friday, March 10, 2017

Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

Publication Date: 1/17/2017
Series:  Fever Series #9
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Official Blurb: 

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. 

Is this truly the end of Mac and Barron’s world?

Well, really that could be taken in a few different contexts. Feversong is the end of one of my favorite book series of all time. The characters are the kind that you will compare all others to. I mean, hello, Barrons! Oh, that man. I’d go Priya just for him to snap me out of it.

Okay, enough Barrons swooning.  Back to my thoughts.

Mac’s life has evolved over the years from normal every day human to sidhe-seer to being possessed by the Sinsar Dubh. We all fall prey to books from time to time, but Mac’s possession is seriously bad news bears bad.  Her life with Barrons even harder, but in true Mac fashion, she fights until the very end.  And, I do mean THE END.  With Feversong, we see Mac come full circle through her trials and defeats of world whose fate rests in her hands.

That being said, I think that Feversong fell a little flat for a final book.  There were so many points of view that were competing for attention that I felt lost.  The highlight of this book other and Mac and Barron’s relationship confirmation (FINALLY) was Dani.  After years in the Silvers, she finally found herself again.  She because the Mega she was always meant to be even if some of that came at the expense of sobbing heartbreak.  While this story was meant to be about Mac, to me, it was all about Dani. She was the reason I kept on reading. 

For the final book in the series, it really lacked the shock value suspense that I was hoping for.  I think had some of the filler pieces been taken out that this would have been so much better and for a final copy, I found some pretty obvious mistakes. Don’t get me wrong. I am far from the grammatical error police, but if I found them so did they.  All in all, this book was just okay.

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