Thursday, January 22, 2015

Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Burned by Karen Marie Moning

An adult paranormal romance novel (rated NC-17)

 ♥♥♥♥1/2 Hearts
(Four and a Half Jerrico Barron Hearts)

Book Summary

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.

My Review

So yes, I read the first chapter way back when KMM announced she was writing Burned from Mac's perspective because it was the best way possible to tell the story. (I really liked Iced with Dani) And was a bit disappointed the book took a totally different direction.
I love Dancer, and he was basically written out of the story with all the changes. In fact, he’s basically out of the love square that was going on. I won’t say more. But I’m bummed about that.  He was one of my favorite characters.
And although the book starts off on a bang, it fizzles a bit. I think it may have a lot to do with how much time has been in between when I read the last book. It took me a while to acclimate to the new narrator of the story.
Let me just say that KMM surprised me with Dani. I knew that she had to find a way around Dani’s age, I just didn’t see certain things coming. It's probably because so much was going on, I was just trying to keep up.
And Holy Heck, we get a lot of answers in this book, so don’t give up on the beginning. When things get going, they get going.
And if you read KMM’s Highlander series. DAEGUS and Drusten are in this book. LE SIGH. OMG. I love Daegus, he was my FAV. Everything is coming together and you will have so many surprises.
But there was one problem. Without giving too much away, there is this invisibility problem. Someone can’t see a scale when they step on it, yet they can read a book. Considering everything small goes invisible, how is that possibly??? PLOT HOLE. (*waves KMM, I’m happy to beta read for you, lol ;)
Overall, I’m freakin’ excited about the book. Oh, the cliffy. There isn’t a true cliffy. She doesn’t leave you hanging about what may happen. She tells you. You are just left wondering what will come in the next book. But in every series, you want the next book. So no true cliffy here.
My book boyfriend… Barrons (but I’ll take any of the men, Dancer, Lor, Ryoden etc)

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