Review of “Burned” – Karen Marie Moning (Warning – Spoilers Included!)

 

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 is 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.


 
—–> Review (Spoilers Included) <—–
 
OMG, let me start by saying how much I have been anticipating this book. I am a humungous fan of all KMM books. She always delivers us passion, exceptional plots, and sexy – unforgettable characters. 
 
In the latest Fever book, KMM not only delivered all the above but she threw us numerous shockers. Again I must stress if you haven’t read the book then STOP READING NOW. I don’t want to spoil the story for those who’ve yet to dive into this latest tale. 
 
With that said………. My heart stopped beating on several occasions. 
 
1.) We all know Ryodan’s look of interest – the notorious nod. Jo, his latest lover, has never turned him away. When she finally did, I was shocked. However, her bed wasn’t empty for long. Thanks to Mac, she went seeking out Lor who was pretending to be Pri-ya. His fakery was comical until Jo entered his sanctum. I didn’t expect a simple fuck fest to turn into him developing feelings for her. Oh yeah, I think Lor has it bad for her and, in time, I think she will return his feelings. 
 
2.) When Dani went into the Hall of Mirrors and suddenly Jada appeared on the scene, I just knew they were one and the same. However, what I didn’t see coming was the twist KMM tossed out at us. Split personality….. Mac was right, it is like watching a soap opera and I LOVE IT. I love Ryo’s reaction when he realized Jada is Dani. His conversations regarding Dani/Jada were sweet, and we finally saw him unravel (as much as Ryo is capable of). If anyone doubted the respect he had for her, all doubts will be squashed. And I must say, I truly believe his feelings for (the now grown version of Dani) is love. He might not admit it out-loud yet, but he loves her. 
 
Now as much as Jada adds heat and simple badassesness to the scenes, I miss fun loving Dani. I’m glad she emerged out of the mirrors 5+ years older, but I want the ice queen to fizzle out and the heart of gold Dani to emerge. Hopefully in the next book, we will see more of “Dana” back. Imagine this…..badass fighter, killer looks and a smart mouth attitude….. Ryo doesn’t stand a chance. If he hasn’t fallen yet, he will…. But then again, I still think he already has. 
 
3.) Dageus, his dying and coming back to life, does this mean he is one of the Nine? I’m thinking….hell yeah!
 
4.) Welcome back, Christian. Missed ya!!!!!!!
 
 

 

Heart Rating System – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤❤❤❤❤
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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