Book review: Burned

BurnedBurned by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Song: Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On

Now this is better. Much better. Welcome back, Mac! I actually did miss you.

So many juicy bits to share, I don’t know where to start. How’s this? That thing I was hoping for, it finally happened. Dani grew up! Of course it involved spending some time in Fairy. Like we didn’t see that coming, right guys? She’s about 19-20 now, sexy as hell, lethal as a blade and smart as a whip. The only downside is – she lost her cheery personality along the way. Literally. But that’s a fight for another day.

We find out why Mac and Barrons weren’t there to help save the day in Iced. Sinsar-Dubh inside Mac is acting out, driving her to seek ways to contact the Unseelie King so he can suck that thing out of her. Yeah, no luck there. Instead she got her own creepy fan club, consisting of some new caste of Fae, following her everywhere and making her stinky.

We meet the first (the only?) Unseelie princess. She’s weirdly fun.

Jo finally got the balls to dump Ryodan. Yay! No time like the present to reclaim your dignity. That girl doesn’t wallow and eat ice cream by the gallons, she finds her cure in Lore. And that’s the funniest and probably my most favourite part of the book. I feel love in the air. I can’t believe we were deprived of Lore’s awesomeness for 6 whole books. He’s a real firecracker, that one! I think he could be my favourite of the Nine, well, he and Barrons can share that spot. Untill further notice.

Kat desided to follow Ryodan’s advice and lower herself to the sewer level, metaphoricly speaking. That involves living and training with Kasteo, for some reason. Was that just me or was there a hint that Ry-O played a matchmaker for those two? I’m crazy, right?

When sidhe-seers figured out Mac was carrying the dark book within her, she became a target. So what does she do? She becomes invisible to get away from them. Hmmm…

There are some major perks to that, like spying on everyone and listening on private conversations. Yeah, there’s lots of that but I was kinda hoping for a weird sex scene (or any sex scene, really) with Barrons and invisible Mac…


… unfortunatly, that didn’t happen. Oh well, maybe in the next book.

Lots of other stuff going on in this book. Princes getting what they deserved, Christian getting saved, Mac and Dani possibly going in the direction of forgiveness, the King trying to get through to the Queen, etc.

Unlike the previous book, the multiple POVs in this one were handled much better and were actually interesting to me. Some surprises were found in the dictionary/glossary? in the back of the book. I’m not saying what they were but I’m really excited to see it play out.

Over and out

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4 thoughts on “Book review: Burned

  1. Lmao the humping meme at the end HAHAHAHAHA! And is that first one a Veronica Mars meme? Okay, I’m just all about your memes in this review. I’m glad the story got better again.

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