Fever, Book #7

By Karen Marie Moning

ISBN# 9780385344418

Author’s Website:  http://www.karenmoning.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

*Beware of possible spoilers*

burnedI’m beyond happy to see that Mac is back!!  I didn’t care for Iced with a majority of it being from Dani’s point of view, I’ve always just found her to be too immature for my liking.  I even put off reading this one for a while thinking it was going to be another Dani book.  I was thrilled to see that this one was mostly narrated by Mac!

So on to the story…

This book picks up where Iced left off.  The Hoar Frost King has been defeated and Dani finds herself at the business end of Mac’s spear!  Not wanting to have to fight Mac, she does the only thing she can do … runs!  And, she ends up running right into the Silvers, not knowing that they have been moved and the one Dani takes goes right to the Hall of All Days!  Mac is swamped with guilt not knowing if Dani will be able to get out on her own, and Barrons not allowing Mac to go in after her.

Meanwhile Christian has been captured by the Crimson Hag, being killed over and over again as he is unkillable as an Unseelie Prince.  The Keltars demand a rescue mission be mounted, and even Barrons and Ryodan can’t deny the need to save him.  So, they risk it all to help save the Highlander.

Oh and did I mention the Sinsar Dubh, or should I say the copy of it that is inside Mac, has left her in a most unusual state…

This book was a vast improvement over the last installment.  It kept me interested throughout!

There are several new characters introduced in this one, and I don’t want to say too much about them as figuring them out is part of the story!  They do add some new wrinkles to the plot!

Mac makes a lot of new discoveries in this one, some of which cause some potholes in her relationship with Barrons.  We don’t get to see the romance between the duo in this book or the steamy hot sex either.  But the story is still good and hopefully they will be back on track soon!

Also, we learn more about the nine in this one.  Specifically Ryodan and Lor.  I liked seeing chapters from their points of view and really getting to understand them more.  We even learn that Ryodan has feelings … who knew?  His relationship with Jo is finally dealt with as well.  And, while one relationship ends, it looks like another one is possibly beginning … for Lor that is!

There was a lot going on in this book and plenty to digest.  Burned was much more interesting than Iced was.  There are many loose ends at the conclusion of this book, and I, for one, am really looking forward to the next installment!  And, I hope that Mac and Barrons can reclaim their intimacy in the next one!!  They do make this series afterall!

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*