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The fifth and final book in the Fever Series
by Karen Marie Moning
19 hours and 57 minutes Audiobook
"Evil is a completely different creature, Mac.
Evil is bad that believes it's good."
MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.
Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister's murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals that have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.
What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief, while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh--a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King that contains the power to create and destroy worlds.
• Rich and multi-tiered (hardcover sleeve comes off to reveal bare back underneath).
• Psst... once you are in the middle of the story, the cover feels like a spoiler.
• Not in keeping with the rest of the series covers but a very purposeful design.
• Fleeting thoughts of M/M & F/F
• Voyeurism through memories
• Angry kissing
• Intense and all consuming lust, both restrained and unfettered
• Two voices means conversations go very smoothly.
• At times I can't tell if Mac is speaking out loud or in her head.
• Mac's contemplative spans (where she goes over all that things that just happened, or what might happen) tend to grate on my nerves but I have a feeling if I was reading them and not listening, they wouldn't be half as irritating.
• Due to the nature of this series, my review is going to have to be vague. I don't want to give away any spoilers and this is the culminating book in the series, therefore, a spoiler by just existing.
• Mac is transformed and whenever she has these bursts of character I get invigorated with her - but have also learned not to trust her.
• The Dani Daily is a nice tool used to update on the status AWF (After the Walls Fell) change the format a bit.
• All is revealed in this book and they are world exploding revelations. Each time you think things can't twist any more, they go again! The whole time I am guessing and theorizing and think I have it, only to have Mac do one of her sit down and think sessions and say everything I was thinking (which means we are both wrong!)
• The grief at the beginning of this book is astounding. The pattern of thought and pain rips through you until you find your throat tightening with sympathy sobs.
• Whoa-Is-Me is still a background theme song for Mac, fading quite a bit... she is flying by the seat of her pants as always.
• Wicked twists that your brain struggles to keep up with, like Mac struggled with her brain to see V'lane's full fae form.
• The King is AWESOME!!!!! I can't say anymore, but hot damn. That was one wicked ride.
• Oh, and the sex is super hot too. Just sayin' don't read (or listen to) this around your parents.
• As the final book in the series, there are a lot of loose ends! But I kinda like how the world goes on and today's major catastrophe is resolved... thought I would really like to know more about Christian. BUT call me totally disgusted and disgruntled at the last scene. Too disgustingly cozy. *sigh* I sound like Barrons.
FAVORITE SCENE QUOTE
The Unseele King's Hunter, K'Vruck, talking to Mac.
I stared down the leathery wing of my Hunter at the one that was flying tandem with us.
...What was K’Vruck doing here...?
Its thought had been less words and more an observation of the moment.
Was K’Vruck … happy?
It turned its head sideways and gave me a toothy, leathery-lipped grin.
The tips of its wings worried my Hunter’s span, making it rear in alarm.
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