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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Review: Burned Fever Series Book 7 by Karen Marie Moning *no spoilers*

Fever Series Book 7
by Karen Marie Moning
Paranormal Romance
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published January 20th 2015
by Delacorte Press
It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.

It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil is blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

I never thought I would associate negative feelings toward this saga. Ever. I feel like the biggest traitor known to this world. After waiting almost two years for this one, I'm sadly disappointed. Even saying that makes me feel sick to my stomach! I've loved this series for years now. Worshiped Barrons. Laid gifts of Unseelie dead at his feet and tattooed his name across my heart. To feel how I feel now? It's gutting me.

The very start of this book has some interesting tidbits you didn't know about. That gives the reader hope that TONS is in store. After the opening pages are gone, we take a drop off and it pretty much stays on that decline until the middle half. Then back to a lull until the final few chapters.

Where was Dani? She's in it alright but not much. I wanted more Dani! Dani was the only gal who had soooooo much going on! Mac spends a large amount of the story retelling every little thing that's happened up to this point. I'm sorry but the amount of new readers jumping in at book 7 of this saga are far and few between. This means Karen drags the die-hard fans through that recapping mud. Over and over. For many pages! It's time consuming and wastefully cheap.

Mac talks in her head way too much. Save me from the rambling inner dialog! She's reverting back to the whiny child-like gal we meet in book one. Her growth is slowed down. What happened to Mac? She's losing her badass self to all these men in her life. The only gal who's standing up to the 9 alpha males is not her. I can't say who it is exactly, without a spoiler. But the point is, Mac is whack. Gods I hate saying that but the truth hurts!

Jo bothers me to no end. Same with Kate at this point, some kind of movement was needed with her and Kasteo. What's their purpose other then wasting time in a story that dead ends? These gals are getting swallowed by the alpha men who could care less about the human world, yet don't want to live anywhere else. Lor was frankly the most intriguing of the side character cast, but he's wrapped up too soon as well.

Barrons is who he is and I'll always have a big soft gooey spot for the guy, but what happened? Why are Mac and Barrons once again on opposite ends of the emotional stick? After all the progress they made in book five, I'm disheartened to read they are once again falling backward. The Silvers are eating them whole. Barrons seems more focused on whatever secret chess game he's playing, instead of continuing to work with Mac. I mean HELLO she's carrying the damn book inside her body!

Gah! I'm sad. I feel like I got ripped off with this installment. The book is almost $12 and over 500 pages but it left me frustrated and unfulfilled. My heart is hurting and only turning Pri-ya with Barrons can save the day.

Getting 2 and 1/2 Sheep 



  1. It happens. There have been books in series that I loved where there's just one book that didn't do it for me.

    1. Totally understand that. This one falls into that category. It was not up to the level you would expect from this author. Really really a shame. :(

  2. Thanks for the review. I will get book from library or wait til the price drops considerably before purchasing. :)

  3. Well, hell. I heartly disliked the series to begin with and Dani was the only character I really did like. You know what, I'm not even going to bother with doing this in Audio. If the die hard fans aren't happy, I'm just gonna call it a day.

    1. I did hear that the Audio was not read well and buy someone with a really high voice. But don't take my word for it, I didn't listen to it. :p

      Dani is in it, don't get that wrong. However, Dani is "changed" and you're really just reading it all from Mac's POV.

  4. I have to agree with this review. Mac wasn't her badass self, and I was disappointed in the way Dani's character was handled. There wasn't much progression in the story. It was like a single episode of a series, rather than a movie or a season. Iced was much better.

  5. I loved Burned. I wouldn't give it a 5 because it wasn't perfect but not a 2.5. It was too well written for that in my honest opinion. I saw it as a bridge book to the next one. I'm eagerly awaiting October.