Fair Warning: I’m way too old (and sophisticated) for this, but I’m about to go all sorts of 13-year-old-fan-girl here and fly my full-out-nerd flag about some books.  Brace yourself, this could be jarring because it also includes a page from my bullet journal.  I know. I’ll just go ahead and apologize for all that’s to follow in advance. This is what we have to deal with when I  have free time and my inner teenager takes over.  It’s like totally gnarly, ya know?! Yeah. I guess I should also mention that my inner teenager lived on the coast of Southern California in the 80s, so she’s a bit of a Valley Girl. I’m going to do my best to rein in the Valley. (Reign in the valley! Rain in the valley!)  Mercy.  Here we go…

Fever Series

As you can see, I’m like totally obsessed with Karen Marie Moning’s work. Ok, I’ll admit, it’s not just her work– it’s also her.  I’ve pored over every page of her website and I must say she’s wicked-cute in her promo pics with her bright red lipstick, smoky eyes, and silky blond hair.   The Fever Series has been completely consuming.  It’s my all time favorite series ever!

In case you missed it, I reviewed books 1-3 of the Fever Series HERE,and books 4-5 HERE.

Sidebar note: The setup idea for my spiffy bullet journal drawing of book covers came from bookriot.com

Without further ado, here are a few of the juicy bits from Moning’s Fever Series 6-10:

 

“Dude, it’s a post-apocalyptic world, who does job applications anymore?”

6. Iced – The walls between the human and Fae realms have fallen. With the Hoar Frost King busily unweaving the universe, cold and dark days ensue in Dublin. The absolute best part of this book for me was the Unseelie King’s library and all the crazy waiting to be unleashed there. I could live contentedly in that library for the next 300 years. And OMG the Crimson Hag — what a brilliant monster concept!

 

“Temptation isn’t a sin you triumph over once, completely and then you’re free. Temptation slips into bed with you each night and helps you say your prayers. It wakes you in the morning with a friendly cup of coffee, and knows exactly how you take it.”

7. Burned –  Mac really didn’t do much for me in this book.  I guess the weird hoard of silent birdy-priests that were inexplicably following her around had her too distracted to be a decent bad-ass. There was also her whole involuntary invisibility thing, which I suppose could put a damper on a girl’s sex life.  I guess we all go through these phases   when we’re not at our personal best because of what all the other weirdos are doing around us. In contrast, what used to be Dani returns from her time-bending foray through the Silvers, and she finally becomes someone I can like.

 

“…the dance was only for her, to let her soul breathe, to revel in being alive one more day.”

8. Feverborn – Mac abruptly becomes visible again. She and everyone else are trying to find the Song of Making so the expanding black holes don’t blot out the whole world. One of the Highlanders transforms into something else entirely. The dead walk the streets again.  There was a lot happening in this book.  There were also disjointed, rambly parts that I didn’t get, but the book as a whole was saved by the cliffhanger, which was deeply satisfying.

 

“Things never stop going wrong. Life isn’t about waiting for peace to arrive, it’s about learning to thrive in the midst of war. There’s always another one on the way.”

9. Feversong – Moning runs this book like a conductor coming to the end of a symphony. Various subplots that have been bouncing along throughout the series converge and mysteries resolve.  A super sweet love story emerges in the midst of the end-of-the-world chaos.

 

“I’d rather be fearless and criticized than fearful and approved of.”

10. High Voltage – This is all about Dani and all the stuff she had to go through to become someone I like. Then she turns into something else entirely, which was even better.