A scalding hot sequel to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, Burned begins where Iced left off with Mac holding her spear to Dani’s neck. I’ve been waiting for like what seems forever for this book. I love this complex tale with all of the magic, intrigue and power and of course, the unbelievably hot sex.
Iced was from the point of view of Dani “The Mega” O’Malley, a fourteen year old girl who has been through hell but is first and foremost a survivor. She is a sidhe-seer with the gift of super-speed. She loves Dublin and wants her city back the way it was without the dangerous Unseelie (Fae created by the Fae King that are, with the exception of royalty, misshapen, hideous creatures who feed off humans). Her point of view was fast-paced just like her and cracked me up because of the way she sees the world and the way she butchers the English language with her slang. Mac discovered that Dani is the one who killed her sister, Alina, and now has her at the end of her spear.
Dani’s super speed or freeze-framing keeps giving out at odd moments and she doesn’t know why. It picks this moment to give out. Dani doesn’t have it in her to give up so she runs into the Silvers where she could be killed or lost forever.
This book is mostly the POV of Mac but also has the POV of, I think, six others; Dani, Christian, Lor, Kat and Jada, It gives a more indepth look into “The Nine” who are Barrons, Ryodan, Lor, Kasteo, Fade and four others who haven’t been named yet. They are immortals who were cursed long ago to live forever. They die and come back to life over and over again. They turn into beasts, at least Jericho Barrons and Ryodan do but only Mac knows this.
Mac is sexually frustrated the whole way through the book. Things keep happening and getting in the way of her and Barrons having sex and it just makes it worse that everyone else around her seems to be getting it on. She becomes invisible thanks to the Sinsar Dubh (an evil book created by the Unseelie king when he tried to expel all of his dark magic that he used while trying to re-create the Song of Making. It’s a part of Mac now. She tries to control it but sometimes, it controls her) saving her from being trapped by a spell that Jada and her gang of sidhe-seers were using. Mac uses her newfound invisibility to go spy on people. She learns a lot and also sees things that she probably could have lived without seeing EVER like Lor and Jo having sex.
Mac is less and less the “Rainbow Girl” she used to be but her POV is still sometime’s hilarious like how she calls the indents on the couch when she sits, while invisible, “petunia shaped”. Mac has a different outlook on life than a lot of people. When most people in Dublin were scrambling around looting for food and supplies after the destruction, Mac was at high priced department stores looting make-up and expensive clothing. She did stock up on toilet paper though.
I’m not sure there was a lot accomplished during this book except giving a lot of background and insight into people. In fact, it seemed like just more threats to human lives and the world keep sprouting up like the weird “black hole” globes that are at each site where the Hoar Frost King froze. They are getting bigger and whenever anyone goes too near them, they get sucked in and disappear. And now, there are Unseelie princesses who are just as powerful, if not more powerful, than the Unseelie princes.
How am I ever going to be able to wait for the next book? I want to read it NOW! This book was just that good! I can’t get enough.