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High Voltage is well written, BUT the first half is bit long winded.
Amanda Leigh Cobb and Jim Frangione do and excellent narration.
Dani O'Malley is the main character. It shows what she faces as she is left alone to manage without her accumulated family. This is the part that gets to be a bit redundant. I was so happy when some of the old characters started to show up.
New foe will be found--and the Fae have changed, are altered, and those left behind are finding that the new conflict is heading to another war. Old protective runes used to protect the abbey and humans and locations, from the Fae are no longer of use. Ryodan returns to be at her side. With him, her sword of light, and the Dani determination they move straight away into danger. But this time she has a couple of strange personal changes that make her a bit of an unknown, as how this will all turn out you must read the story.
I must say it is my least favorite of the Fever series to date. But the first part is why (being it's dragged out). By the end of the story, it does have it's place in the series.
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Dani finally got her story! for those of us that have followed this series for years, being able to finally see the pieces come together for Dani & Ryodan was a real treat! Aside from the excitement of being able to go through this story I knew I still needed to pay attention and not just skim through because K.M.M. is known for opening new doors and possibilities where the reader least expects them. This story has tons of new information and back story, but it was true to the theme of discovery of love and letting one self be loved. I had no idea where the story line was taking me through most of the audio so I was gripped and totally immersed. The performances by the narrators was superb on both counts!! The last 10 or so chapters were unputdownable!!! K.M.M. has a gift for words, world building but even more so, for creating connections among characters that make you care and keep going through every book. Great story!!
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High Voltage was a different book to what I was expecting. In comparison to the first nine books, which were chock full of mystery, intrigue and blow-you-over plot reveals; High Voltage was much more of a character study, with some HUGE moments serving the character development, but it played out a bit more understated than the previous books.
Personally, I think it pairs well with Feversong, because whilst FS was the culmination of various plot threads that had been established in the earlier books, it was also very much about Mac accepting the many facets of her own character.
HV expands on this idea by moving the heftier story elements to the background and delving into the forces that drive Dani. She is logical and guarded, she has been conditioned to compartmentalise her own thoughts and feelings, she has suffered abuses and loss beyond imagination, she has an exacting eye and a lust for life. She’s always been a character that I’ve viewed in contradictions. One moment she is zipping around Dublin without a care in the world, her emotions pouring out of her and the next moment she is shut off from everyone around her. After HV, I think I finally understand her and why it had to be this tenth book in the series where things clicked into place for me.
Some may think that there is a little bit of deus ex machina at play, towards the end of the book, but Dani has been through her fair share of suffering and sacrifice in order for the ending to be the exact type of ending that the book should have had.
This was a story about growing up, family, love and belonging. It was a story about grasping on to the things that you want in life, but also seeking and owning the things that you have to work hard for - the things you have to earn the right to deserve, where the pay-off is so much sweeter. And finally, it was a story about finding your match, mate, the other part of your soul and having to work on understanding and loving yourself to perfect clarity so that those two pieces could finally fit together without the fissures that were there before.
This was not the book I was expecting, but I’m so damn happy that it was the book I got.
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