Fever, Book #8

By Karen Marie Moning

ISBN#  9780385344425

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

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

feverborn-karen-marie-moningFeverborn picks up where Burned left off.  The walls between the human world and Faery have fallen, leaving Dublin in utter destruction.  There are black holes popping up all over the city and they’re growing.  If Mac and crew can’t figure out what’s causing them or how to get rid of them, Dublin will be destroyed!  Can the nine survive if there is no earth to come back to the next time they die?

Speaking of the nine, Ryodan has broken one of their sacred rules.  He’s turned Dageus MacKeltar into one of them, making them the ten now.  But Dageus is nothing more than an uncontrolled beast right now and if the tribunal finds out what Ryodan has done, they will kill Dageus and do who knows what to Ryodan.  Ryodan gave Christian someone else’s body so the MacKeltar’s wouldn’t know what he’s done, but when Christian finds out the truth will it doom Dageus once and for all?

Meanwhile, Mac has started seeing a thing walking around that is the spitting image of her deceased sister.  It has to be a fae trick.  Right?

And let’s not forget Dani, now Jada, who only looks out for herself now.  How can they ever get the girl they all knew and loved back and get her to shed this icy exterior?

And, if that wasn’t enough, Cruce is trying to find a way to escape his prison under the abbey.

It took me a little while to get into this book, to reacquaint myself with the characters and all that’s happened to them.   I really felt like I needed the cliff notes version of what happened in the last book.  I do appreciate Moning’s glossary of terms and characters to help us out, but it may have been better off in alphabetical order instead of separated by species.

Once I was refreshed with everything that’s happened so far, it was nice to be back in Dublin and with the family of characters I love.  We got to see more of the struggles that Ryodan is having with himself and how to reel Dani/Jada in under his control and protection.  She thinks that he’s let her leash him, by tattooing her, but forgets that tether has two ends with equal benefits and consequences for both parties.  I’m sure we’ll see that play out more later.

I was hoping to see more of Christian in this book.  There is so much going on with him, and so many changes in such a short time.  I’d like to see more of his struggle and how he’s going to bounce back.  Hopefully in the next installment.

Dani and Mac were left in yet another sticky situation at the end of this book.  One that will leave cliff-hanger haters most frustrated!

This was a decent read, but not nearly as climatic and fast-paced as some of the others in the series.  But I’m anxious for the next installment and I am settling in for another long wait for the next book to be published.

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