Review: Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

Review:  Feversong by Karen Marie Moning

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 17th 2017
Series: Fever #9
Published by Delacorte Press

Recommended Read!

“KMM writes balls to the wall. Nothing is simple and everything wears a mask…FEVERSONG is the best of them all.”
~ Under the Covers

I know a lot of people were scared to read this book. With the rumors going around, I actually found myself becoming more intrigued about the events of this book. That’s the thing about this series. You have to jump in with both feet to enjoy it.

FEVERSONG is book nine in the series. If you’ve read up to this book then you know that KMM writes balls to the wall. Nothing is simple and everything wears a mask. What you think you know isn’t real and time after time KMM has blindsided me with her reveals. There are a few instances where this happened in this book, but there is one storyline that I didn’t see coming. Thinking back now, it makes sense and brings out a great sense of understand for a certain character. I experienced the same bone-deep heartbreak that I did when I first read J.R. Ward’s LOVER ETERNAL. But it wasn’t until later that the emotions poured out of me. You’re going to need some tissues with this one. Boxes of them. If you’re anything like me, you hate to see it happen, but at the same time, you can fully understand why it needed to unfold that way.

We know that Ryodan is supposed to end up with Dani/Jada, but more growth needs to come from her character before that can happen. I think Dani/Jada gets put through the wringer in this one and there’s no question that I respect her a lot more now. In this particular book, I also feel like we get a little more of the old Dani instead of Jada and I loved this because if there’s anyone who deserves a little more happiness in her life, it’s Dani.

Mac has come a long way from being the Rainbow Girl. I loved Mac all throughout the series, but with this particular book, she has become my number one favorite heroine of all time. The things she has endured throughout this series are tragic, heartbreaking, and stunning. Not only is she physically strong, but her will is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. If she was pitted against any other UF heroine, there’s no question Mac would come up on top.

I obviously have to mention the writing because KMM’s writing is spectacular. Highly detailed yet she doesn’t paint the picture for you. She allows you the freedom to put your own spin on it. A lot of my friends have lost patience with KMM’s writing and I think it’s a big shame. The thing with KMM’s writing is that everything she does has a roadmap, but there are other paths that run parallel to the story we are seeing that only converge when she wants it to. If you’re not willing to be patient and be jostled around a little bit, then this series isn’t for you. If you are though, man, you’re going to get the ride of your life.

I don’t believe this is the end. I feel like there’s so much more to explore with these characters and despite every tragic thing they’ve already been through, miraculously, I can see more growth from these characters. I can only hope that KMM continues on with these characters because they have been immortalized as some of my faves on my shelf. FEVERSONG is the best of them all.




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About Karen Marie Moning

“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964, the daughter of Anthony R. and Janet L. Moning. The family moved to a self-sustaining farm in Indiana when she was six years old, where she spent her youth raising cows, horses, tobacco, corn and other crops with her sisters and brother.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worked in insurance, where she wrote intercompany arbitrations and directed commercial litigation. At the age of thirty, she decided it was time to get serious and do what she’d always wanted to do: write fiction novels.
Beyond the Highland Mist was published in 1999 and nominated for two RITA awards. She then published six more novels in her award-winning HIGHLANDER series, and received the RITA Award in 2001 for The Highlander’s Touch.

In 2004, she began writing the #1 New York Times bestselling FEVER series. The books have been optioned twice for potential franchise development by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios, but the rights are currently held by Moning who has expressed a desire to one day see it as a television series. Her novels have been published in thirty-five countries and are performed on audio by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. She divides her time between Ohio and Florida and is working on two future projects for Random House Publishing.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges


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Amy R

Thanks for the review, I have the first book of this series on my TBR pile.


I love mac and barrons and just about every other character, including dani, but by the end of shadowfever I absolutely could not stand her. I would love to read about what’s going on in this world but I just can’t bring myself to read about dani.

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Dani has changed a lot. She’s not the same girl anymore. I love her just as much as Mac now.


I’m reading this soon!!

Alyssa H.

I could not agree more, Annie. Your review perfectly sums up my feelings for this book and series!

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Gena R Robertson

Entirely spot on review. I was making my way through a box of kleenex when I was blindsided by the major reveal near the end and I had to re-read it three times to make sure I had read it right. Ingenious!
As always, my breath was taken away and I want more. MORE!

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I know. it killed me! I knew it was coming but you can never prepare yourself for something like that. As for the crying, well…I had to stop for a breather cuz I couldn’t see the pages anymore lol


Love KMM! When I read DARKFEVER I loved the book, but Mac was kind of annoying. As I started reading on in the series it occurred to me that somewhere Mac grew up and changed. Not too many authors can pull off a character’s growth. KMM nailed it !

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Oh yeah. I keep telling people who have quit the series because they thought the heroines were immature. Let me tell you, there’s no greater warriors than Mac and Dani. I find that especially true in this book. Not many women can undergo the abuse they have and still come out stronger than ever.