Review: Burned by Karen Marie Moning

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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. 

(Blurb from Goodreads.)


Karen Marie Moning is one of my top two favorite authors. I buy her books in hardcover.  Sometimes, I buy the ebook at midnight when it releases before I go buy the hardcover the next day, because I just can’t wait to read them. Her books are that good.

So Burned is book 7 in the Fever Series.  (If you aren’t familiar with this series and want to go check it out, Darkfever is book 1.)

I don’t know how she does it, but Moning always surprises me.  I never know where the book is going, and that’s a reason I love her work so much.

Mac is back in Burned.  Yay! She’s my favorite point of view to read, and Burned was mostly hers.

The two things I didn’t like about the book – the cover – sexy man??  I liked the original urban fantasyish covers; not a fan of these new ones.

Second thing – it ended way too soon.  Oh well, I’ll just have to wait for the next one.

So obviously I highly recommend this series.  If you like Urban Fantasy and haven’t read this series, go read it now!

My Rating: 5 stars