I felt many things while I read this book. Mainly I was both Happy and Sad. I just got to the end and I was so sad that it ended. I thought that I wanI felt many things while I read this book. Mainly I was both Happy and Sad. I just got to the end and I was so sad that it ended. I thought that I wanted to get to the end to know all the answers to the many questions I asked myself while reading all of these books, but it turns out I will miss reading about Mac and her adventures. But KMM certainly didn't dissapoint with the Happily Ever After she promied us.
I don't really want to give anything away. It is truly a book one should go into without knowing what will happen. I avoided all reviews and comments about the book while I was reading it (which is hard for me to do). I'm glad I did because the experience was worth it.
I will say that overall the events did not dissapoint. There were a few events / actions that did surprise me, and there were some that were clever but I wasn't exactly jaw droppingly surprised either.
I think all of the big questions were answered. There's a couple left open for a little interpretation, but the meat of the question is answered which satisfied me enough. While throughout the book there were other questions raised they were all taken care of by the end.
The end was wrapped up nicely, she did leave a couple of open storyline options for furture work, but she esstentially did the same by combining her Highlander story with this one. I assume she will combine this story with another one in the future. Nothing was bleak everything was promising. You believed that the best was going to happen.
I am really impressed by the Fae world that KMM has built throughout her career it seems. They are in the Higlander books and they are definitely in these books and the world is so complicated yet makes perfect sense. She does a good job of maintaining that sense when it could very easily have run wild and become too complicated to understand.
I really thought that Mac did mature in this book. She seemed less impulsive and more prone to thought before action. Don't get me wrong there were times when she would act before thinking like she does in the other books (that never bothered me by the way,I like her the way she is).
We do learn more about Barrons in this book (I don't feel like that's a spoiler because I would feel cheated if we got to the end and knew nothing more about him). He is still his sexy self, but I feel more of a partnership between Mac and him in this book than the others where he just seemed to be the "protector" it was nice to see them on close to equal ground. Maybe the has to do with Mac being more mature in this book? She grew up a little?
I thought that Dani seemed a little out of character. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but her dialogue seemed different and her actions slightly almost more angry. I have only read the whole series once so I will reserve final judgement on this until I go through them again and find out if she was different or if it was me taking too long a break in between reading the books.
Again, I couldn't say how much I loved this book. A really satisfying ending. I am excited to go back and read the whole series from beginning to end striaght through. Until then, happy reading!...more
I didn't really know how I would feel about this book / series. I love the Fever series and was really happy when Karen Marie Moning announced she wouI didn't really know how I would feel about this book / series. I love the Fever series and was really happy when Karen Marie Moning announced she would be writing more in this world. Then I was a little apprehensive when she said it would be Dani's story. I liked Dani from the Fever books, but when, in those books, she became a narrator, I didn't really care for it. So learning that she would be the main focus of her own trilogy was iffy.
Karen Marie Moning has said that this series borders on YA. Almost pushes the boudaries of what is considered YA and merges it with adult. I definitely have to applaud Karen Marie Moning for this. She manages to take a teenage heroine who, despite all of her experiences, is still very young and naieve about a lot of stuff, and puts it clearly in the realm of adult fiction.
The walls between our world and Faerie have fallen and Dani's story picks up after the events in Shadowfever. This book is very much a continuation of the story as a whole started in the Fever series. Dani has been recruited by Ryodan, the owner of human / Fae bar Chesters and one of Barron's men, to investigate a series of "Icings" around Dublin.
The book is not only told from Dani's point of view although hers is the most prevailent. We also get little snippets from Kat and Christian. Kat is now the leaders of the sidhe-seers and Christian McKeltar is from the Fever series and was turned / turning into an Unseelie prince last we saw him.
There were times when the book almost bordered too much on the creepy in regards to how Dani was regarded. Moning doesn't hide the fact that both Christian and Ryodan have a special interest in Dani. I almost wish that Dani were older so we could see what the future holds in regards to how these "feelings" or "interests" develop. I wonder if by the end of the trilogy Moning will have messed with the timeline a little (as has been known to happen in the Fever world) to make Dani older.
Ryodan is an interesting character. Besides his strange obsession with Dani, we don't really know much about him. Moning does a good job of making sure that he remains a mystery. We know (sort of) what Barrons is and can, by comparison, know what Ryodan is, but it's his motivations that remain a mystery. He's the only main character that doesn't have is own point of view and I know that this is deliberate.
Of course the book ends with the well-known Moning cliff hanger. One that we should all have seen coming from the beginning of the book. It really makes me anticipate the next book in the series. I definitely can't wait to see where Moning takes us in this trilogy. Until Then!...more
Fever Moon is a graphic novel set in the Fever series world. It takes places as a side story during the Shadowfever (the last book) time. It was a quiFever Moon is a graphic novel set in the Fever series world. It takes places as a side story during the Shadowfever (the last book) time. It was a quick read, but I will say that art was beautiful. I read of couple of graphic novels and sometimes the art looks good for the bigger panels or the cover, but when you get into the story and the smaller panels the characters lose their features a little, but here you can tell every panel was given so much care and detail. I really wonderful work. The character essentially being brought to life were very good. Mac was pretty much as she's described in the books, and Barrons, even though not exactly what I personally picture, was pretty close, maybe just a hair off for me. But he was prety close to perfect. Dani almost looked too old for her age of 14. But she was still nicely drawn.
I would recommend this to anyone who's read the Fever series. It's a nice little side adventure with Mac and Barrons. ...more
There's so many thoughts. When KMM first said that she was switching to Dani's POV in Iced (and thus at the time starting a new trilogy) I was reallyThere's so many thoughts. When KMM first said that she was switching to Dani's POV in Iced (and thus at the time starting a new trilogy) I was really unsure of how I felt about it. I liked Dani well enough but couldn't imagine her being the main narrator of a trilogy. Then I read Iced and I still wasn't sure how I felt about it. After a bit I actually started to like the direction things were going. Then KMM announced she was changing the format. Going back to Mac being a narrator. Long story short: I wish KMM would have stayed with the original plan. I would have loved to see this book unfold with more Dani POV's.
But I gave it a 5 star review for a reason. The story itself (not saying anything for fear of spoilers) kept my attention. I wanted to know where things were going and I didn't want to stop reading until I found out. Despite who was narrating the story is good. Revealing a lot about some characters, and a little more about others.
Yes, there were some aspects of the story that I would have liked seen handled differently but overall, I think KMM did pretty good continuing things in the Fever world.
Feverborn is supposed to come out late this year and all I can say is that there better not be another 2 plus years of waiting!...more