Feversong by Karen Marie Moning
SPOILERS FOR DAYSZ
#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.
I was not overly impressed with Feversong. Though it had great factors that stood out to me and was more developed than previous installments, I am either exhausted from the series or everything felt too rushed.
So the book starts off where it ended…
Mac is overtaken by the Sinsar Dubh which she originally uses to save her friends. A horrible, evil force, the Sinsar Dubh uses Mac’s body to preform unspeakable acts. I liked being in the Sinsar Dubh’s mind (better than Mac’s horrible rambling)
The Sinsar Dubh attacks Christaian and Cruce and heartbreakingly, Jo–who is brutally killed. This of course causes Mac to feel guilt and some troubles with Lor occur, who had been developing feelings for her.
The storyline is nicely paced and I like how the book is broken into several perspectives. Throughout the series, we are introduced to so many interesting characters so it was good to be able to follow them along as they work through their strifes.
More of Dani!
I was so happy to be in Dani’s head more! Unlike the last two books, Dani/Jada appears more and in this novel, goes through some changes in regards to her psyche and becomes Dani again.
-We learn more about Dani’s sad and abusive past–which is heartbreaking. Dani’s mother did not know how to control her so she kept her in a CAGE. How awful.
-Dani begins to realize how much Ryodan cares about her and there is a kiss scene that eventually turns sour.
-Ry apparently did not want to be Dani’s “first” so he rejected her and in turn, she choose to lose her virginty to Dancer.
In a way, I understand the choice and I guess, I do like it better. Even though Dani is older, there is a part of me that remembers her at age 14 with ever supernaturally hottie patiently waiting for her to turn of age. Dani does need to mature more but the end of the novel does not really reveal more about their relationship, which makes me believe that has to be another Dani spinoff.
I feel like this entire book wrapped every loose tie into a neat bow. I feel like Moning made a list and made sure to cross off everything before finishing the book:
We find out about the Unseelie King and Concubine
Barron’s finally views Mac as an equal
Less Barrons and Mac sex scenes
Dani finally picks who she wants to have sex with
We find out about Shizam
Mac gets some cool power she apparently deserves or whatever cuz she is awesome
If I ever get a Moning book with Mac narrating I will scream and I hope Dani gets another book! I feel like her story was robbed while we lingered in Mac’s Rainbow Girl head.