Series: Fever #9
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Black holes loom menacingly over Dublin, threatening to destroy the Earth. Yet the greatest danger is the one MacKayla Lane has unleashed from within: the Sinsar Dubh—a sentient book of unthinkable evil—has possessed her body and will stop at nothing in its insatiable quest for power.
The fate of Man and Fae rests on destroying the book and recovering the long-lost Song of Making, the sole magic that can repair the fragile fabric of the Earth. But to achieve these aims, sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must form unlikely alliances and make heart-wrenching choices. For Barrons and Jada, this means finding the Seelie Queen who alone can wield the mysterious song, negotiating with a lethal Unseelie prince hell-bent on ruling the Fae courts, and figuring out how to destroy the Sinsar Dubh while keeping Mac alive.
This time, there’s no gain without sacrifice, no pursuit without risk, no victory without irrevocable loss. In the battle for Mac’s soul, every decision exacts a tremendous price.-Goodreads
Review: When someone asks me what my favorite tv show is, I always answer "Dexter, seasons 1-4." I have to clarify the seasons because the show really went downhill 5-8. The Fever series is the book version of Dexter for me. I LOVED books 1-5. I literally devoured them and was obsessed with Mac and Barrons (in fact, we just got a foster dog and I named him Jericho Barrons). I recommend this series to almost everyone I know. But the last few books have lost the magic. I get excited for their release and start reading...then, I feel like I'm forcing myself to push through to the end. I don't want to feel this way people!
Okay, let's get to Feversong. This is the last book in the series. There was not a lot of dialogue in this book, we are inside characters heads a lot. This was good at times and bad at times. I did enjoy that we finally find out why she is so insecure. But it was a tad boring.
Now, what frustrated me. There were a lot of subplots introduced in previous books that weren't addressed. At all. For example, there is no resolution or really any detail regarding Christian, Dageus, Kat or Sean. The attempt to humanize Cruce was frustrating (he raped Mac...ARG). Shazam..just no. I did not care about that entire subplot. I'm not sure why there was a POV from the Seelie Queen. It's clear another book of some sort is coming (there has to be, so much was left hanging).
Overall, frustrating read. No doubt I will read anything KMM publishes but I hope she finds the magic of the first books in this series.