By Tqwana B.
3 out of 5 stars ★★★☆☆
When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.
But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.
Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.
There are some SPOILERS here. Stop now if you haven’t finished Feverborn yet.
Was it all a dream? Some nightmare that the book cooked up in Mac’s head since Shadowfever? Or even earlier, constantly mining her memories and creating scenarios to find just the one thing that would push her over the edge to use the dark magic inside her?
Is Mac the ultimate unreliable narrator?
Can we trust anything anymore?!!? Okay, I could be overreacting, but the clues are there. Lor lecturing about compartmentalizing memories, something that’s obviously going to come in handy in the future if we’re to save Mac from herself. Jada/Dani being a split personality, which we learned in Burned, but explored more in this book. Well, Mac’s been split since being in the womb. And there’s the biggest bread crumb – the focus on what’s real and what’s imaginary, not just with Jada/Dani and Shazam, but hello! Alina!! How long has Mac been telling us that she doesn’t trust anything anymore and the readers, myself included, were annoyed with her indecision??
We’ve been spending so much time in Mac’s head, and now we just may know why. Feverborn has totally made me doubt everything about the Fever world. I’m left both frustrated and excited to see what comes next.
And let’s not forget that we possibly have Cruce breaking out of his prison. Two Sinsar Dubhs on the loose? Whatever the true reality is, it’s totally screwed if that happens.
I’m not sure this counts as a review; it’s more a reaction post. And yes, I’ve purposely avoided anything Dani/Jada/Ryodan related because it’s gross. #TeamDancer!!
What are your thoughts on Feverborn? Has it screwed with your head as much as mine?