Not so Mega! Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Posted January 23, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 8 Comments

Not so Mega! Burned by Karen Marie MoningBurned by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #7
Narrator: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
Published by Brilliance Audio on 01-20-15
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
Source: Gift
Audio | Goodreads

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

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As much as I love Mac and Barrons I felt like their story was done. I wanted more Dani with a side of Mac and Barrons. BURNED read like should have come after SHADOWFEVER, IMO. I guess we needed ICED so that we knew more about Dani and to make us care about her.

BURNED read like a filler of sorts. Way too much Mac (never thought I’d say that). I went into ICED wondering if I would like a story from Dani’s POV. I was surprise that I really enjoyed it and I think that’s because we got the Fever world but from other character’s POVs.

Rydon is no Barrons but after listening to BURNED I really like me and see that he is as complex (if not more) than Barrons.


I got POV whiplash. We get Mac’s (the majority of the book), Lor’s (funny as hell), Rydon’s, Christian’s and one or two more but I can’t remember at this point. But after a while each POV was needed to help fill in things through-out the plot and I began to enjoy them. But I’m hoping with the next book

The shockers…

There were a few sprinkled throughout BURNED but honesty they were all predictable, at least to me. Some included some answers to some mysteries in earlier books. Some brought up new questions while one was eye rolling (at least for this reader). In fact the shocker that I guess was supposed to be the biggest is the one I rolled my eyes at. Is the Fever series turning into a daytime soap opera? And that’s the one that kept me from giving BURNED 5 stars. And that cliffhanger was weak by Fever standards.

Sexually Viable…

KMM said that Dani would be older but wouldn’t say what age. Well she’s viable but was the way it happened great to the story? Not so much IMO. And part of it was the reason I rated BURNED only 3.5 stars instead of 4 stars.

The 10th…

We’ve seen the tease on KMM’s Facebook Page. I had a guess who it would be. But while listening I changed my guess to someone else then I went back to my original guess. But the cliffhanger has me thinking that my two guesses were wrong. But who knows. I don’t know enough about this third guess as a character so I’ll just wait and see who the 10th is.

BURNED should not be missed by Fever fans. And YES you must read ICED (and all the others) before you read BURNED. It touches on old things from books 1-5 and ICED. Do not read BURNED without being caught up on the series! While I had some issues with BURNED I still enjoyed being back in the Fever world and I can’t wait for the next book.

If you’ve not experience the Fever series on audio you really should! It bring even more richness to Karen’s writing. Phil and Natalie do the Fever characters a great justice.

P.S. Lor was the best part IMO.

P.P.S. As many times as I’ve read/listen to this series BURNED is the first book I’ve reviewed. I plan on going back and reviewing the other books as I do a relisten to them this Fall in preparation for the October release. That is if that release date doesn’t get pushed back by two years.


I’d like that thank Lupe from Hot Listens for gifting me my audio copy of BURNED.
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8 responses to “Not so Mega! Burned by Karen Marie Moning

  1. Phew! I’m feeling much better after reading your review – I read Carmel’s earlier and was feeling depressed 🙁 I wish it was a blow me away good as I was hoping for, but it sounds like you still really enjoyed it faults and all. This is my next audio read, so excited and slightly nervous! Great review!

    • Every series I’ve read has at least one book that stands out as “not as good as the others” and I guess BURNED is it for the Fever series. I enjoyed it but it was a little off compared to the others.

  2. I really loved it. It did feel like it lacked something the first five Fever books had…perhaps urgency?

    I did not mind the way Dani was aged in this book. In fact, as soon as she disappeared, I knew that was how it was going to happen, based on the rules of those objects and the other realm.

    • I didn’t mind how she was aged and figured after reading ICED that would happen. It was the state she was in when she came back I didn’t care for (not her age).

  3. After seeing the blurb and the cover change, I was so afraid this would be a bad apple. And from most of the reviews I’ve seen, it is. I’m not sure whether or not I want to read this one :\

  4. After reading this review, I feel like I need to go back and read SHADOWFEVER before BURNED. You’re actually the first in between review I’ve seen. I’ve been looking forward to this one, but with Mac and Barrons being my favorites, I’m scared to be disappointed haha. I had it shipped to me, and I’m hoping to finish it this weekend. Can’t wait to discuss it in more spoilery detail!

  5. You’re welcome 🙂 And you I didn’t have to mentioned, I was excited after I listened and I thought you would enjoy it just as much. Like I said to Carmel, maybe when we finish the next one we all be on the same page…LOL Happiness needs company too…lol
    I really enjoy being back, I most curious about where everything is heading.
    I totally understand your point, I think if all those things wouldn’t have worked me, it would have been a bit of let down for me too.
    I always love the listening experience even if I’m not blown away by the plot, I loved Iced too. So I have to see what’s gonna take for me not to enjoy being back any more…LOL