Burned (Fever #7) by Karen Marie Moning Review

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It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed.

Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.

It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

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Silvana and nancy

four-stars

Nancy’s Thoughts**** I love Barron and Mac! I was very excited when this book finally came out! This has been one of my most awaited book this year. It’s what my book partner, Sil, and I raved about constantly. Barrons, Barrons and Barrons. 😉

While this is written in multi POV… I loved what there was of Barrons’, it is kinda a rare treat. 😉

I wasn’t that enthused at the beginning (except the Barron part 😉 … It does picked up where it left off… with Dani on the run and a mission to save Christian…The story continued mostly through Mac’s POV’s, and for me, you cannot go wrong with Mac. 😉

There is tension still between Barrons and Mac’s relationship, I don’t get it.. 😦 I thought they would be way past that… but…

Barrons isn’t a pillow talk man. Sleeping with him, acknowledging our feelings for each other, has changed everything.
And nothing.
In bed, we’re one couple.
Out of bed, we’re another.

Why? I am fascinated at the same time, a bit disappointed. Although, I do feel their intensity together. It’s basically like a tease all the time.

Barrons’ character is never compromised, he is still mysterious and mighty…. But then, it seems like Ryodan is the one running the show, not Barrons. What’s up with that?

I wish KMM would make Barrons’ character not so closed off though… I was hoping she would also build up his character like she did Ryodan’s, but still maintain Barron’s sense of mystery and aristocracy. Although Barron did show more emotions here, like when he was looking this son’s video. And the moment he shared with Mac when Mac was about to put herself in danger. I want more of that… please? 😀

I am intrigued with Dani’s twist in the story, at the same time, I need more time to fully digest that sudden change. I just couldn’t bring myself there yet.. it just weirded me out right now.

KMM does create an equally interesting and complicated story…. But what I loved most about it, is the surprises! In this sequel, it made me understand and it endeared me more with Ryodan’s character… all the why’s on the previous book, his connection with Dani, is answered…. And there is more insight on Dani’s story/history.

Basically, this sequel is really more about Ryodan and Dani through Mac’s eyes.

I also loved the humour… specially Lor’s. He was hilarious. He kinda stole the show for a moment there.

It ended with a lot more unsolved questions and mystery. I can’t wait to see where the story will go next.

 

Silvana’s Thoughts**** I went into this book with trepidation, reading the blurb had me worried.  I just read the word betrayal and went what?!!!  However like Nance said, it’s the Barrons and we love him,  I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to read about him.

I have to say I greatly enjoyed Burned, I did have some issues but overall it was a great read, Moning can sure write and this book is a testament to that.  The character development, the banter, humor, action and twists especially in the second half of the book kept me hooked.

What I loved:

Being in Mac‘s head, there were times that reading Mac’s in previous books thoughts was painful, however I loved it in Burned.

Barrons, I love when an author keeps her character consistent and Barrons was that and more. He is mysterious, protective, aloof and yet loving at the same time.  I did feel he was a bit short changed and pushed into the background with Ryodan running the show, then I thought it is time for Ryodan’s story and we did get five books of Barrons’ already. I won’t mind five more though.

I was so happy reading his POV at the beginning of the book, a tasty little treat

“Well, get used to it with me, bud, because I don’t take orders from anyone. And I don’t give up anything for free.”

She called me “bud.” I might kill her for that alone before I’m done questioning her.

Ryodan, boy did he steal the show. I loved the character growth he went through in this one and the insights into his personality, learning a bit about his past as well and that little twist had me happy dancing. I cannot wait to see what becomes of him and Dani.

LOR, I LOVED LOR. Talk about a scene stealer, I found him hilarious and I am looking forward to more of him in later books.

Dani, I have to admit to loving grown up Dani. I enjoyed how the author set up her story line, teasing us with the promise of what to come.

My issues with the book

I felt the first half dragged a bit with the multiple POVs making the book hard to follow and interfering with the flow, the reason for the 4.5 rating.

The tension between Mac and Barrons  was disconcerting, though as I read on, I realized this is what they are; I can’t see Mac and Barrons as being all ‘lovey dovey’ and despite the distance,  their intensity and connection felt palpable.

We were left with  lot of unanswered questions which I expected but the wait for the next book will be torture. October cannot come soon enough.

 

 

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