If you loved the previous 4 books in this series, this will be your ultimate finale. It was brilliant. Loved the ending that left the door open for future books.
I'm not going to mention one spoiler here - if you are curious about the ending, read it yourself. It unfolds in such a wonderful fashion that any mention of one little thing will ruin the journey.
Let me just say - it was worth the wait! I'm sad it is over, though.
I have to say, I just finished reading this last installment of the Fever series and now I want to go back and re-read all of them again. I simply loved this book and series. I was floored over how much of what I had imagined to be the flow of this book changed so many times. I like that - very unpredictable and entertaining. I do already mourn the finishing of this series - it was one of the only series of books that I looked forward to reading each one with a child-like giddyness.
If you read any of KMM books, this is the series to read (however, ALL OF THEM and fantastic and, as in a review of the previous book, I do think that you have to read the Highlander series first, if only for the backgrounds on some of the characters that show up in this series.
I will always be a KMM fan and will always read her books. Fabulous, KMM, I cannot wait for the next (tie-in) series!
This is the fifth, and final book, in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. Is this really the end you say? Well according to the afterward in this book Moning is working on a new series set in the Fever universe...so it is only kind of the end. This was a very good book, the plot takes so many twists and turns it will leave you reeling and the story is nicely wrapped up in the end.
THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT READ PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES, because you can't even talk about the first page of this book without having spoilers from the previous books.
The book opens exactly where the fourth book, Dreamfever, left off. Mac is standing over Barron's lifeless body, mourning. Seeing Barron's body lying there lifeless breaks something in Mac and she decides to do whatever it takes to get the Sinsar Dubh. If Mac can get the Sinsar Dubh she believes that she will be able to rewrite the whole world and existence as she knows it. Mac in her desperation joins forces with the very person who is her sworn enemy, Durroc the Lord Master himself.
I am not sure how to write a review of this book without having any spoilers, but I will do my best. There are a number of huge revelations and crazy plot twists throughout this book. Just when you think you have it all figured out Moning throws you a curveball and you are left sitting there with your mouth open thinking, "Did that really just happen?!" Most of this book leans more to the urban fantasy genre, although there are some pretty steamy scenes in here too.
This was one dense book. There are so many players at this point that they story is almost epic in breadth. The book is told from both Mac and Dani's point of view. The Sidhe Seers, Druidic factions, Barron's mysterious group and the Fae all play large roles. We learn what Mac is, we learn a ton about Fae's long existence, and we learn a ton about Barron's past. Many startling truths are revealed.
The pace is pretty non-stop, this is a very hard book to put down. The action scenes were spectacular, but even more time is spent with Mac trying to work her way through the clues to solve the mystery behind the Sinsar Dubh and the Fae. If I have one complaint about this book is that we get to spend too much time in Mac's head listening to her ask questions to herself. Some of that could have been eliminated and the story would have moved forward a bit better and been tighter.
Overall a great end to this series. If you've been reading this series you absolutely have to read this book. You will get answers to all your questions, you will be surprised and amazed. Moning does mention doing spin-off series in this world and I am eager to see what she comes up with next.
I loved this book, I too will not give any spoilers because the ride in this addition of the fever series is the best so far. It exceeded my expectations and those who have read the other books should not miss this one. It has a surprise in every chapter and ties it all together, answers all my questions. In fact I am going to re read the series just so I will now understand.
A series I am sad to see ended as Mac is a wonderful character in a fantastic world.
If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.
Warning: May Contain Spoilers!
What a ride this series was, though at times, it was slow moving and bumpy. I found the ending satisfying, though I'm not still not convinced that it's love between Mac & Barrons. One time Mac mentioned seeing lust and fury in Barrons' eyes and that sums up their relationship to me. I think my problem was that I was doing what Barrons told Fiona and Mac not to do, romanticize him. When Barrons says this to Mac near the end of the book, I realized that I needed to do the same.
Im not the hero, Mac. Never have been. Never will be. Let us be perfectly clear: Im not the antihero, either, so quit waiting to discover my hidden potential. Theres nothing to redeem me.
So while I don't think it's a love match, they are right for each other.
The twist and turns in this book astounded me; I didn't see them coming and I couldn't believe them either. The truth about the Seelie Queen and especially, V'lane, blew my mind. I wanted to kill him. I wanted Mac and Barrons to destroy him. He put her through so much hell. The kicker is that I liked him before this. I didn't want V'lane and Mac together, but I was hoping they could remain friends. Ha!
If it wasn't for my emotional investment in Mac, I probably wouldn't have continued reading this series. Many times I felt it was moving too slow, talking about unimportant details. A lot of the plot was dragged on, IMO. Sometimes I felt like I was watching Lost all over again. So while it wasn't the best series I've ever read, my feelings for the characters will stay with me.
ETA: One thing I wanted to mention and I forgot. The main thing that pissed me off about Barrons was how he didn't want to answer ANY of Mac's questions! Not one, as if she didn't have a right to know. She definitely did. A lot of the grief she suffered was due to lack of knowledge that Barrons' could have provided. Plus, he was just a jackass to her all the time.