Burned by Karen Marie Moning
Narrator: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
Date Read: January 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
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.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Delacorte Press
Series: Fever #7
Also by this author: Iced, Darkfever br> br>
Also in this series: Iced
PLEASE GO READ Hot Listens Review of Burned (SHE LOVED IT)–this is one of those books that you may adore even though I didn’t.
Listened/Read for Fun (Audible/Hardcover)
Overall Rating: 2.50
Story Rating: 2.50
Character Rating: 2.50
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Read at your own PERIL! I don’t think it is spoilery but that might be because I thought it was a bit predictable, rehashing, and well not that much happened (other than Mac whining–in her head and while _______ <—bit spoilery)
First Thought when Finished: I don’t even know where to start on how very disappointed I am with Burned by Karen Marie Moning.
I am going to have to write the review later when I have thought about it a bit. The rating might go up to a 3 but it probably won’t.
Rating will not be going up! Still extremely disappointed. If this is the book she wanted to write, then good for her for doing her own thing. It didn’t work for me but it wasn’t written for me. Anytime I don’t like a book, the author should not take it personally!
What you should know that impacted my view of the story:
1: I was a fan of Dani. I liked her fire, will to live, and ability to live with her choices. That character is no longer there. I am not saying how she is no longer there but let’s just say that the change/disappearance was
c)not the Dani I adore
2: I don’t like Mac. I started out the series liking her but by Shadowfever she was one of the most annoying lead females in UF (to me). I read in an interview that KMM said this was a combo Mac/Dani story–that is BS. This is 90% Mac and it is a LOT of back peddling. It annoyed the heck out of me. Seriously the last quarter of the book drove me insane. Really???? Just UGH!
3: I did love the Nine! In fact, if the next book is going to be told from anyone’s POV let’s just make it theirs. We can have 1/4 of Lor being Lor. 1/4 of R & B just being themselves, and then 1/4 the rest of them (I would like to get to know them better). The last 1/4 can be spent on the gals if you insist unless of course it is all Mac whining about how she is 23 and can’t live her normal fantasy life.
4: I did love Kat and Jo so more of them would not be bad at all. In fact, they are a heck of a lot more interesting now.
5: Nothing FECKING happened! This is my biggest complaint! 3/4 of the book nothing happened. Seriously I kept thinking–oh this is going to lead somewhere—hmmmm nope. The last 1/4 of the book stuff happened but it was pretty predictable. Even that end (she usually is the queen of cliffhangers), if she hadn’t put that there–I wouldn’t have thought that character was gone. (not saying which or how or anything–read it). This was very much filler. Filler that took years to write? Just felt let down!
Final Thought on the book: I really hope the next book is not such a mess. If it is, I might just skim for things that say Lor and read!
Really, the book was meant for fans that hated Dani and loved Mac. It was really for those that wanted Mac/Barrons to be back in the forefront. If you are those fans then you will freaking love it. If you are not, then well grab a glass of wine and read all the Lor parts! They were fantastic!
Narrated By Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross , Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
NAILED IT! Phil and Natalie just are a rocking team. They are a fantastic duo and can run the gambit of character voices. Just freaking ROCK STARS!
Please don’t throw things at me—I just didn’t like it
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