Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #9)


Feversong by Karen Marie Moning // VBC ReviewFeversong (Fever #9)
Karen Marie Moning
Published: Jan. 17, 2017 (Delacorte Press)
Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon
Review source: purchased

Reviewed by: Jenn

Rating (out of 5): 5 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Darkfever.

Mac, Barrons, Jada, and Ryodan fight to save the world from the black holes that are about to consume it, ending anything and everything they touch. To make matters worse, Mac is possessed by the Sinsar Dubh, a sentient book of evil, and forced to do unspeakable things while under its control.

The book must be stopped, otherwise man and Fae will both perish, and the world will be lost to all. But how do you stop an all-powerful book? With the lost Song of Making. How do you get the Song of Making? Friends and enemies figure out how to finally work as a team and prepare for a battle that may kill some and leave others wishing they were dead.

When the book opens the world is falling to pieces. Mac is possessed, and forced to do some pretty horrendous things, the black holes are consuming the earth, and the Fae and humans, can’t figure out how to get along. Pretty much the book starts out with a bang, a few unsuspected punches, and leaves you wondering how anyone is going to survive. The pace starts out fast, and just keeps getting faster. There is so much at stake, not just for humanity, but for some of the characters we have grown to love.

If you are a fan of Mac and Barrons this book will not disappoint. The Rainbow Girl and her fiercely protective man were front and center in Feversong. Mac takes a beating several times, but still finds the strength in the end to fight back and take control of her life and her future. I was satisfied with the way their love story ended, but it wasn’t easy for them to get there. Mac grew throughout the whole series, becoming more than the self-centered girl we first saw sitting by her family pool too lazy to get a new cell phone. She lost people who she loved, gained more than she wanted, and was prepared to sacrifice herself to save others, she was a Mac to be proud of.

If you read the series for Jada/Dani and Ryodan, you’ll also love it. We see Jada become more Dani-like once again, she’s still that hard girl that reappeared from the Silvers a few books back, but she starts to soften and allow herself to let people in again. She also loses people she cares deeply about, and I was afraid that those losses would turn her back into a character that I didn’t really enjoy reading. I was never a big fan of Jada, but she fought hard to maintain a good balance between fighter and friend. Her love story is left unresolved, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing another book that centers on her at some point.

Feversong had me on a rollercoaster of emotions: laughing, crying, ready to snap my Kindle in half. It was a fantastic conclusion to a series that has had me hooked since the very first page.

Sexual content: graphic sex

2 Responses to “Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #9)”

  1. Katie says:

    Will always be my favorite series! Barrons will always be the ultimate Alpha! Can’t wait for the next book and hopefully she will return to Mac’s POV eventually.

  2. The Book says:

    I have so many questions about this particular book in the whole series. Personally, considering how I’d waited to read it with eager anticipation, I was greatly perhaps immensely disappointed.
    In the previous books, the Nine are considered the baddest sons of bitches in the whole of Dublin and even the fae give them a wide berth. Let me be more specific, Barrons was very lethal and could never in a million years express his feelings then all over sudden he’s expressing all sorts of things to Mac as if he’s a whole new character. That actually pissed me off. Next we have Ryodan, a badass man who always stood in the shadows and didn’t say much and Dani was scared of him, suddenly, the man who’s known for protecting the secrets of the Nine willingly shows Dani how his life was.
    If I may ask, what happened to the crush that Christian had on Dani? I mean he was willing to fight Ryodan for her or did I miss something?
    The part where Cruce passes the song of Making to Mac was too easy. Cruce was developed as such a ruthless character previous books so I didn’t expect him to cave that easily!
    Favourite parts: Dani and Shazam
    Dani and Dancer (how he broke her virginity bothers me because there should have been a lot more awkward moments since none of them had had sex before. It wasn’t clearly developed)
    Sinsar Dubh toying with Mac.

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