Fever by Karen Marie Moning

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.

Guys, I just finished reading Feversong, the last book, and that ending was profound – it’s stuck in my head right now, so I am going to start my review by talking about the conclusion.

I started crying during the second last chapter where there was this heartbreaking moment… #IfThingsWereDifferent… You’ll know what I mean when you read this series (because you absolutely must). The beginning of the conclusion was just depressing with so much emotional trauma – and then I read the epilogue and everything somehow seemed better. This was a very long series and I completely got to know and understand every single character, so leaving the world has left me on a book hangover. Gonna play some Episode to cheer up.

Anyway, the plot and storyline could have stopped after book 5, Shadowfever – but Karen decided to continue the series because she wanted us to learn about the characters instead of leaving us hanging. She achieved her goal outstandingly. From book 6 onwards, there is a clear difference from the first 5 books – as a reader, you really get to connect with and understand each character on a whole new level, till the point where you feel like you’re actually one of them, an you’re part of what’s happening.

The fantasy world is based on Faeries, yes, but I also definitely have to appreciate the creativity that Karen put into creating this world, such as thinking up different Unseelie hallows as well. That made this different from other faerie based books out there, and helped me enjoy it all the more.

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