Feversong

Feversong

#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...

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Title:Feversong
Author:Karen Marie Moning
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:512 pages

Feversong Reviews

  • ♥Book♥YouVeryMuch
    Oct 04, 2011

    Also ----- DrumRoll please!!! -----

    Yay, this would be truly a treat to have the series turn into motion picture.

    I was hoping that there will be more Fever series as the issues and relationship between MacKayla and Dani were not completely resolved, and also at the very end of the book indicated that is the case:

    I am so happy i was right =). I truly loved the series and Ms. Mooning is an amazing writer, with colourful imagination, exceptional writing and excellent story telling.

    Ahhh Jericho Barrons =D so many things to be said so little time lol, definitely my all time favourite male hero/character...

    I'll leave this space for the actual review (praying to Ms. Mooning's MUSE to complete this book as soon it is possible, and the publishing gods to publish it as quickly as possible lol).

  • Jelly Belly
    Nov 11, 2011

    01/05/2015:

    I think I just died.

    Initial reaction:

    Like Christmas morning :)

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    1/16/2017:

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL, I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!

  • Melissa
    Aug 30, 2012

    When I first learned that there were going to be two more Fever books in 2015 I was like:

    And then I realized that there were going to be two more Fever books in

    .

    And so I was like:

    I need my Jericho Barrons fix. Right. Now.

  • Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
    Jan 01, 2017

    This may be a long and rambling review. I think it's time I was honest with myself and admitted that the true magic of this series ended with

    . The books that followed that,

    ,

    , and

    were not

    , but there was something missed that was never recaptured. And it's definitely not rekindled here.

    While I didn't hate Feversong, it was somewhat disappointing. I won't spoil anything, and unless you haven't read up to this point yet, you'll know the main unresolved story co

    This may be a long and rambling review. I think it's time I was honest with myself and admitted that the true magic of this series ended with

    . The books that followed that,

    ,

    , and

    were not

    , but there was something missed that was never recaptured. And it's definitely not rekindled here.

    While I didn't hate Feversong, it was somewhat disappointing. I won't spoil anything, and unless you haven't read up to this point yet, you'll know the main unresolved story continues here. The black holes are destroying Earth and the Sinsar Dubh is loose and the Big Battle with Mac is on.

    The problem is, those plots are kind of boring. Sigh. The fun in the series for me was the chase.

    for the Sinsar Dubh, running from it, and the relationships that evolved based on it. To actually have POVs and a third of the book dedicated the the actual Sinsar Dubh... well, it sucked. In my view.

    The Sinsar Dubh is a one trick pony. It is nonredeemable and can not be healed or change. So it's all repetitive and serious. That was about the first 35% of the book. It read very sluggishly and chore-like (sorry but just being honest).

    Then, finally, the plot moves forward and we go into other unresolved areas. Unfortunately, by this time, I didn't even care for the nostalgic scenes with Mac's family.

    Dani/Jada was the best part. She finally is more or less back to herself, but without the fecks and dudes. Mature. Badass. I really loved her in this. It was the highlight.

    The last third of the book was the black holes and that just wasn't interesting either. Dancer is back. Barrons is in this a lot. Ryodan is not the douche he previously was. We see the whys and glimpses of what was really happening, not just with him, but several characters. Cruce is also a pretty big part of this, but it's hard to find any sympathy for someone who did what he did.

    The Seelie Queen had several POVs that were, well, boring. I would have preferred to hear more about the Unseelie Princess and the Papa Roach guy, but those potential plots from previous books were basically nonexistent.

    Mac and Barrons mature in their relationship, but all the passion and sexy times were fade to black and incredibly brief. I mean, this series has never been smutty, but with each book, the steaminess has fizzled more and more until now you're like, is this a young adult book or what? Maybe KMM is just moving away from that and that is fine. I just missed it. Cuz, you know, Barrons and all. :D

    I didn't find any character annoying, but there was a sense of emotion that was missing for me (well, until nearly the end). This definitely read like a continuation of Burned and Feverborn.

    I'm starting to wonder if KMM really was influenced and changed her original plan because something happened and just never felt fluid again with this series (and I did not hate Iced at all). I kind of wish it had ended with Shadowfever and then she had just continued writing about the other characters, which it appears is what might happen now.

    The story is open-ended and actually feels unfinished and I believe she is contracted for more. I think it is DEFINITELY time to try something else. I would be interested in reading more about Dani, Ryodan, the other Nine, Christian and Dageus, and the new world for both humans and fae.

    Okay, now I'll post my feelings about some spoilers:

    I felt like so much more page time could have been spent investigating other plot threads, but instead, it was mainly focused on uninteresting things like never-ending inner dialogues and characters pondering boring topics. Hardly any action and not one single nail-biting scene. I was skimming, not because it was so good, but because I just wanted it to be over. :/ Sad.

    It wasn't an "epic conclusion" but maybe my expectations were too high. This is not a "bad" book and I've read way worse endings (cough Sookie Stackhouse cough), but it could have been better, in my view.

    And this book felt *really* long. I'm disappointed but not angry.

    Oh, one thing I saw mentioned in my friend

    that reminded me... there have been how many books and only ONE YEAR has passed? WTH?! And there are pop culture references from Game of Thrones, among others, so this makes no sense as Darkfever was in 2006.

    The first five (of 65) chapters have been posted (32 pages):

    I'm getting excited! January 17, 2017!

  • ♡♡Tinja♡♡
    Jan 19, 2017

    OH MY GOD!!!! YESSS YESSS YESSSSS I LOVED IT!!! I was so fucking scared this would disappoint me aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh <3 <3 Holy shit I feel like crying. Review to come.

  • Melanie
    Jan 20, 2016

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    God, I don't even know how to rate this book. Part of me wants to give it five stars, and ignore all the problematic things, just because it actually felt like

    I knew and loved. Yet, another part of me is all riled up and wants to give this book another one star rating, like the past two books, because KMM should know better than to put all these problematic things in another book!

    If I was just rating this book with my heart and soul, knowing how privileged my perspective is and ignoring how upsetting some of these themes are, I would give this book five stars, because I truly did love reading it, while pretending the rape culture wasn't there. But, luckily for my reviews, I use my mind to rate books, and this had some pretty upsetting things in it, that I will get to later in my spoiler section.

    I will also say that this book, especially the first part, is

    dark. I was actually surprised by the brutality that KMM showed, and it actually shocked me so much I forgot about the mess that was

    . Maybe it helped, because I felt like I went into this story with a clean slate from the shock value alone, but let's just say that KMM wasn't scared to kill anyone, and I truly mean anyone.

    picks up right where

    leaves off: Dublin, and all of Earth for that matter, are on the verge of being sucked into a black hole. Mac now is harboring a host that is pretty brutal and Dani is finally getting back to being Dani and learning to leave Jada behind, while accepting her time spent in the Silvers. Dani and Mac are finally back to being

    sisters, and that's truly all I want from this series. I was living for them being all girl power, working together, and kicking ass.

    Dublin still is home to not only humans, but both fae courts:

    the "light" or "fairer" court of the Tuatha Dé Danaan governed by the Seelie Queen, Aoibheal, who was a mortal concubine, who was tricked into becoming Fae. She's also the only one that can sing the Song of Making (which is pretty important in this story).

    the "dark" court of the Tuatha Dé Danaan. The Unseelie King is very mysterious, and communicates with mortals on Earth using a human form (sometimes a cute one). He also has the power to manipulate matter and create things, resulting in many people thinking he is God.

    Obviously, Mac and Dani have their hands very full with trying to restore the Earth before it is too late, but they are also faced with ensuring everyone else's safety. With this being the ninth book in the series, it is almost impossible to talk about anything else without spoiling everything, but I will say that

    did impress me much more than

    and

    , both of which got one star. KMM is definitely improving to make this series what it once was, but she still has some work to do.

    If you've been unhappy about the last few books, too, you can read the first five chapters for free:

    Okay, I'm going to try to group together my thoughts in the most non-fangirl way, but I apologize in advance for this gush. I just feel like I have a million thoughts and feelings in my head and I want to get them down on paper.

    As I said above, I really enjoyed this book. I felt the same excitement I used to feel while flipping each page before the series was ruined! My favorite part of this story was probably the equal emphasis on Dani and Mac. Before, I felt so cheated when KMM switched the story direction back to Mac's POV, but this book felt right. I loved seeing Barrons and Mac being Barrons and Mac. It wasn't forced, or unbelievable, it was nice and made for a really great reading experience.

    Dani's chapters were much harder to read, but I don't mean that in a negative way, it just made for more tears. Dani's past was utterly heartbreaking to read about. I found myself sobbing at the end of each chapter. I am so excited that the next two books will fully focus on her, and I hope KMM actually stays true to it. Also, Shazam, Dani's Hel-Cat, is going to cause so much havoc - I can't wait!

    Even though Dani was all like:

    But like, no one is questioning whether or not KMM can write a good sex scene, because... she can.

    And people can say what they want about Ryodan, but he was awesome to let Dani experience different things, and not being a selfish prick. I know he gets so much hate for

    , but he was a standup guy in this book.

    Even though I did enjoy Mac's chapters, while loving the ones involving Barrons, the Sinsar Dubh's chapters were a little insane. I mean, it made for a quick read and all, but it had a really weird fascination with having sex with Barrons. Like, I'm not holding that against it or anything, but it kept pulling me out of the story.

    Barrons was Barrons, so all was perfect. Barrons was my first ever book crush, so he gets away with shit I wouldn't let other male protagonists get away with. He's still so dreamy in my eyes and I'm not sure what could ruin that immersion. I like how he trusted Mac, even when he had reason not to trust her, in this book. BB&B is still one of the bookish places I wish I could visit, and I think I always will, especially with this new mysterious mural. Like, if Barrons becomes a Fae King I will seriously lose my shit, and I'm not sure how I could possibly fangirl harder.

    Mac being the Queen of the Court of Light was pretty unexpected, but in a good way. I liked this twist, and the scene in BB&B with the little faeries made me giggle like an idiot. The cliffhanger of Cruce not dying and remaking the Court of Darkness makes me feel a lot of negative things! Please, let this love-triangle die in Hell where it belongs. I'll write more on Cruce being a disgusting rapist later.

    Christian is still my favorite side character. Be still, my heart. I love this poor, brooding Unseelie Prince. I was so happy the Song of Making didn't unmake him. And, also, it's very obvious that he's going to end up with Enyo, so maybe KMM is setting up a spin-off for them or something? I was picking up that vibe, at least.

    Inspector Jayne turning into a Seelie Prince is like everything I never knew I wanted in this series! I was so freaking happy, and it was so unexpected! Like, seriously, I'm here for him working with Mac again, because their friendship is so great to read about.

    Okay, now that I'm done gushing, I'm just going to list the biggest problem with this book and why I am tempted to really drop my rating:

    As we learned from the original

    , Mac was gang raped by Cruce and three other Unseelie Princes that Barrons and Dani later killed. Cruce was imprisoned, Mac didn't think it was important enough to tell Barrons that the fourth rapist was Cruce

    , but everyone still saw Cruce for the gross, evil villain he truly was/is.

    Alright, now let's flash forward to this book, where Mac not only states numerous times that Cruce isn't evil, because there are people/books that want to destroy the world, so since that's worse than rape, then that is what is truly evil, not a little rapist. Plus, she did orgasm and enjoy herself while being gang raped and out of her mind, so, that really emphasizes that Cruce just made a mistake.

    This is not okay. Rape is never okay. I will never condone a book that makes excuses for rape. Rape apologists are fucking disgusting, and this book would have been an easy five stars if Mac, and everyone else, told Cruce that, instead of making excuses or putting him on a "lesser evil" scale.

    and there is nothing else to say on the topic.

    Instead, KMM makes Mac kiss Cruce passionately, while telling him she could have fallen in love with him, instead of Barrons, if she would have only met him first, because that's the only way to save the whole entire world. Like, how is that supposed to sit okay with me? It feels like daggers in my heart, because I loved the rest of this book, but how am I supposed to ignore that problematic theme and inexcusable action? I can't, I just can't.

    The other thing that is a little gross, too, is Dancer's death. Okay, hear me out; I ship Dani and Ryodan. I ship them, because I feel like KMM has set them up together from the start. I completely understand people who shipped Dani with Dancer, and even the amazing Christian, but, for me, this story has always been told in a point of view that has Dani and Ryodan be end game.

    Obviously, there was no easy way for Dani to pick, even though she sort of tried to pick Ryodan, so KMM made the choice easy for her, while also giving a little bit of fan service to the Dancer and Dani shippers. Dani went back and forth, constantly comparing the two guys, but once I read about Dancer's condition I knew KMM was going to pull the trigger. Yes, KMM took the easy way out and it did feel a little bad, even as a Ryodan shipper, I'm not going to lie.

    Dancer's death impacted me unexpectedly hard. I'm totally going to understand the fans that will be upset and all of their feelings are completely valid, but I kind of liked the emphasis on how precious life is, especially in an apocalyptic world. We are all truly on borrowed time, and I enjoyed the message of how important it is to spend time doing what you love with the people you love.

    Besides those two things, which I know the one is freakin' huge and I definitely do not want to ever gloss it over as a minor mistake, I really did enjoy reading this. If you could eliminate that kiss with Cruce, this would be an easy five star book, which is pretty insane when I've given the last two in this series one star. Hopefully, KMM can only learn and grow and the next Dani book can blow me and my expectations out of the water, too.

    Also, huge shout out to the amazing

    , for listening to me cry, freak out, and gush, while reading this! <3

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    Jan 20, 2016
  • Jilly
    Jan 27, 2017

    Yes, I'm pulling out the 5-star review, even though it wasn't perfect. I couldn't put the book down and it got to me. I actually had salty discharge coming from my eyes at one point. What is the meaning of this sorcery? I was very much calling myself a little bitch for crying, but crying did happen. And, since I rarely cry, I got a headache. *sigh*

    It wasn't pretty.

    But, after a wine and Percocet cocktail, I'm feeling just fine now.

    Let me just say that if you haven't read the series up to this po

    Yes, I'm pulling out the 5-star review, even though it wasn't perfect. I couldn't put the book down and it got to me. I actually had salty discharge coming from my eyes at one point. What is the meaning of this sorcery? I was very much calling myself a little bitch for crying, but crying did happen. And, since I rarely cry, I got a headache. *sigh*

    It wasn't pretty.

    But, after a wine and Percocet cocktail, I'm feeling just fine now.

    Let me just say that if you haven't read the series up to this point, you might want to look away now.

    You were warned. Okay, so we have the sucking black holes that are going to suck our planet into oblivion. That's gunna suck. Cuz, we all gonna die. So, Mac & the Gang (anyone else think that would be an awesome name for an '80's tribute band?) need to figure out how to stop these suckers.

    I usually don't.

    Unfortunately, Mac is now the Sinsar Dubh. Or, it is her. Oh, and it's so evil that it's freaking hilarious. Oh S.D. gets right down to the horrific killing right away. It doesn't even start small, like most serial killers with the bug torture and the pet-killing. No, it gets down to business and takes out a main character in the most disgusting, bloodiest way possible.

    Whatever you are imagining, this is worse.

    We also get the release of Cruse/V'lane. I've always liked that guy. He is also pretty ambiguous when it comes to the rules of right and wrong. And, unfortunately for humanity, they need him. That's gonna be a problem. He's not exactly super-hero material.

    Oh, I stand corrected.

    As for Dani/Jada, well, let's remember that in our last episode she had just hopped the fence from Unstableville straight in the PsychoTown. But, don't worry, she still has the Pedo-twins, Ryo and Christian, wanting her. The hot/crazy scale is mightily tested. And yet, since they had shown their propensity for a 14-yr old Dani, maybe the whole thing needs to be on more of a sliding scale for this group.

    In case you are unfamiliar. Dani must be on fire! (Or was that Ryo? Oops, too soon?)

    But, Christian seems to be off the table, and instead we have a triangle with Dani/Ryo/Dancer. You all know that I have always been a Dancer fan. He has that geeky sex appeal and was actually the only one

    for Dani. And, he was actually a decent guy to her - unlike some pedo-creep that won't be named. Just kidding. It's Ryodan. I never could get on that creepy ship. Ew.

    Commence the onion chopping now!

    As for the things that weren't perfect:

    Yes, there was too much "thinkin'", musing, rambling... But, hey, I feel like KMM wanted to catch us in the feels. And, you will really get into their heads. So, achieved!

    The changing of Ryodan's personality. WTH? Suddenly he is the philanthropist? The martyr for humanity? Mr. Nice Guy? Um, no. He's an ass. He was always an ass. He needs to continue his assish ways. Own it, man. I felt like this was just a way for us to be okay with a future relationship. And, oh, let's make sure all of the "impediments" are cleared too. This made me a bit killy. I freaking liked the impediment! *Urge to kill rising*

    Okay, time for another cocktail. Enjoy reading this. It has some ups and downs, but it is still a great end to our beloved series.

    Although, would it have killed her to write an epilogue? FFS

  • Tatiana
    Jan 24, 2017

    Oh, Feversong... A conclusion that both satisfies and also underlines how unnecessary and sloppy the last 4 books really are.

    Reading Feversong, I was mostly bored, not annoyed or disgusted at least, but bored nevertheless. The plot centers on finding Song of Making needed to get rid of the black holes that are poised to consume Earth. But the road to the solution is long and void of excitement or mysteries. Mac's continuous acquiring of different powers inside of her head means too much self-ref

    Oh, Feversong... A conclusion that both satisfies and also underlines how unnecessary and sloppy the last 4 books really are.

    Reading Feversong, I was mostly bored, not annoyed or disgusted at least, but bored nevertheless. The plot centers on finding Song of Making needed to get rid of the black holes that are poised to consume Earth. But the road to the solution is long and void of excitement or mysteries. Mac's continuous acquiring of different powers inside of her head means too much self-reflection and angst throughout this novel. (Yawn.)

    Looking back at my ecstasy of reading and rereading first 5 Fever books, I now can't quite believe I once had so much love for Mac and Jericho. The 4 additional books definitely undermined my interest in them forever. There is no doubt that while first 5 books contained a perfect story arc, (mostly) well thought out and planned, full of mysteries, surprises and slowly developing sexiness. The new 4 are a sloppy mess of changing narrators (who show up in one or two books and then never come back to narrate again - Jo, Kat, Christian, Lor, etc. - I say, if their voices are not important now, they shouldn't have been there in the first place, just mudding everything), weird villains (really, Sweeper, or whatever IT was?), odd or convenient magic (Alina is back somehow?) and recycled Jericho/Mac drama. These two were fine and done at the end of Shadowfever, thank you very much.

    The most compelling bits of the whole 2nd series of books for me were Dani's and Unseelie King/Concubine stories. I think I would have much preferred Dani lead in maybe a couple of tighter-written books instead of the actual bloated mess of Iced, Burned, Feverborn and Feversong. I'll bet if KMM could do it all over again, she would have done things differently, starting with not making Iced a pedofest. That book definitely got her off the rails for the entire remainder of the 2nd series. But, what's done can't be unmade.

    I expect there will be some more books in the universe, because so many loose ends still remain hanging. I am personally most interested in that bit from Burned where Jada thinks that one of the Nine is a woman. I will probably read whatever comes out next. Hopefully KMM can preplan things a little better next time and have some new interesting people doing sexy things and uncovering surprising mysteries.

  • Alp
    Jan 24, 2017

    *Take a deep breath*

    Alright, I'm surprisingly pleased with this book. I think my expectations for Feversong were set quite high, but they were exceeded. Honestly, they were more than fulfilled! This installment was way better than I thought it would be and I loved it! Yes, I loved it, though there were some major problems which I will tell you later in this review.

    Okay, let’s se

    *Take a deep breath*

    Alright, I'm surprisingly pleased with this book. I think my expectations for Feversong were set quite high, but they were exceeded. Honestly, they were more than fulfilled! This installment was way better than I thought it would be and I loved it! Yes, I loved it, though there were some major problems which I will tell you later in this review.

    Okay, let’s see what we got here.

    She completely changed in this installment. Oh yes, she’s incredibly awesome! It was great seeing Mac finally become who she really is, and with some help from Barrons, she shines! I didn't expect before reading this book that I would end up loving her, but I just did!

    Aww…Barrons. *Sigh* This man (man? Umm, whatever…) never disappoints. He’s AMAZING as always. Needless to say, he's my number one paranormal romance hero of all time!

    Well, he caught me off guard. Big time. Due to his knowledge of the Sinsar Dubh, he unavoidably became an important part of this story. And oh, how can I hate him when

    ? To tell you the truth, I never thought that he would play a huge role in this

    .

    He was another character that knocked me off my feet. He's so loving and caring. Never once did he complain that life was not worth living, and how he lived his life without fear hit me square in my heart.

    She got better. More mature and reasonable than she was in the previous books. Just when I thought I liked her, sadly, something happened in the second half of the story, which changed my feelings toward her from positive to negative instantly.

    This book is totally crazy. Crazy and arrogant. When Mac walked out of the containment field of the four stones and left it caged inside alone, it was priceless seeing it screaming in disbelief! *Maniacally laughs*

    I hated him. No matter how hard he tried to redeem himself in this book, it was too late! I never forget how terrible he treated Dani in Iced and how creepy he was. Dude, lusting after fourteen-year-old girl isn’t cool. Yuck. That was sick!

    Swoon-worthy Unseelie Prince. Umm...that's it.

    There were too many inner thoughts from her viewpoint which were way too long in my opinion. Seriously, who cares about her? Oh, maybe the Unseelie King!

    He always chose the right time to show up. Great!

    Hell, where was Dageus? No, I mean how was he? My poor highlander…

    There were many characters that I don’t know and desperately want to know what really happened to them. Nevertheless, I still have some hope that I will get some answers one day.

    As the story went on, I found myself becoming more and more engrossed in it. I wouldn’t say that it was compelling throughout the entire story, but somewhere toward the end, I couldn't put it down even for a minute. Around halfway through the book, I was quite certain that it would be my five-stars read. I enjoyed everything that happened during the first half. The plot was thoroughly engaging and there were also many twists and turns that I never saw coming.

    Not until I reached the last quarter of the book did I feel an unpleasant mix of emotions flow through me—anger, disappointment, sadness, hatred, disgust, and hollowness. As I already said above, I loved Dancer and seeing him and Dani together brought sunshine to my day. In my eyes, they did make a lovely couple. To be honest, it took me quite a while to start warming up to Dani, but why, oh why, why did KMM have to destroy my good feelings for her?

    According to the story,

    It felt like everything was too rushed in the last quarter. Somehow, I think the story was overly long, and again, too much internal dialogue. However, KMM did a great job of wrapping up the story. I found myself satisfied with the conclusion in spite of there being so many loose ends and unanswered questions.

    By the way, I successfully pretended those scenes I hated didn't exist in this book, and gave Feversong 4 stars instead of 3.

    Barrons and Mac made this book special—worth the read!

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