Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever (#8)
In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.
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.
I’ve gone back and forth about continuing this book ever since KMM apologized for defending a pedophile. Originally I wrote a protest review stating that I would never read her work again, and I stand by that. I won’t. Because there are some things I can’t forgive, and defending a 49 year old man who plead guilty “to the charges of accosting a child for immoral purposes and possession of sexually abusive images of a child”, a child who was just 14 years old, whom he met while volunteering at her school so there’s no “I didn’t know she was so young!” bullshit going on here, is unforgivable.
And what’s even more offensive is flat-out lying about his charges, claiming that there is more going on than what’s being reported, making it seem like the VICTIM, a 14 year old girl, is somehow at fault, and then standing idly by while your rabid fangirls begin to victim blame and shame that child in the most disgusting and disturbing ways imaginable.
The reason I took my review down was because I didn’t want to deal with those rabid fangirls myself, who were rage-bombing the comment section below and one-starring all my books. But you know what? Fuck it. In for a penny, in for a pound.
So, no, KMM, I don’t believe you’re sincere when you apologize. I’ve seen you defend men before when they were sexualizing and abusing a 14 year old girl via that horrifically offensive blog post you wrote in response to fans freaking out about the pedos in Iced and the way they treated Dani. I remember you TELLING me that I read it wrong, that it wasn’t disturbing or inappropriate. That it was okay for grown ass men to treat a CHILD that way.
I loved the first five Fever books, I really did. But I will never pick up another book by this woman. My thoughts go out to the 14 year old victim in all of this. I pray she hasn’t seen the things KMM and her rabid fangirls wrote about her.
For more information about what went down, direct quotes in which KMM claims to have more “information” than what we do, and examples of when she flat-out lied about what was going on, read these articles:
Bibliodaze: Defending the Indefensible
Red Hot Books