Feverborn (Fever #8) by Karen Marie Moning [Review] #ReadThemAllThon

September 1, 2016     Michelle     Book Reviews, Fae

Feverborn (Fever #8) by Karen Marie Moning [Review] #ReadThemAllThonFeverborn by Karen Marie Moning
Narrator: Jill Redfield, Luke Daniels
Series: Fever #8
Published by Delacorte Press on January 19th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 436
Format: Audiobook
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In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to read Feverborn or not. I’ve been kind of iffy about the last several books in this series. Mostly, I feel a trend similar to the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, where plot was getting sacrificed for sex scenes. Honestly, the only reason I decided to listen to Feverborn NOW is because it fit the bill for the #ReadThemAllThon.

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Also, this will earn me the Earth Badge in #ReadThemAllThon. Check out my announcement post and the sign-up page for details.

feverborn - narrators

The narration must be discussed.

I don’t normally spend a lot of time talking about the audiobook narration in my reviews, but Feverborn pretty much REQUIRES me to. If I remember correctly, I believe this is the third (?) set of narrators this series has had. I haven’t been a fan of all of the switches.

BUT.

I think this is my favorite arrangement of narrators so far. Mostly because I LOVE Luke Daniels (I could listen to that man’s voice all week). (I mean, I HAVE done that, but that’s not the point now, is it?).

It still bothers me, however, to have two narrators switching back and forth. I get it; I do. But for whatever reason that has always gotten on my nerves.

feverborn - Jada

Jada is pretty awesome.

I’ll be the first to admit that I did NOT like Danni in the earlier books. She just got on my nerves; especially when she was the main character. I know there’s been a LOT of controversy over the direction her character has/had taken.

like Jada. Everything that I didn’t like about Danni became lessons Jada has learned. She might actually be my favorite character now. And getting some of her perspective is probably what saved this book for me, more than anything else.

feverborn - not in love

A decent read, but I’ll probably never love this series the way I loved the early books.

I liked this book better than the last couple in the series, but I can honestly say I don’t think I’ll ever fall back in love with the series the way I used to. In spite of all of the crazy things that have been going on in this effed up (fecked up?) world, it’s kind of falling flat for me. The suspense of crazy unpredictable fae things can only keep me on the edge of my seat for so long, and I think I’m running out of steam.

PS — I LOVE this cover! 😀

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