Friday, March 17, 2017

Book Review: Dreamfever

Dreamfever (Fever #4)
Karen Marie Moning

Release Date: August 18, 2009

Book Description:
MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

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In light of Saint Patrick's Day, it seemed appropriate to share my thoughts (so far) on the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, which I've been enthusiastically reading for the past month. Happy, happy! *winks* 
Caution: If you are not into epic cliffhangers DO NOT READ this series! Cause OMfG - fecking cliffhangers are really starting to annoy - lucky for me - I'm so late to this series that 9 of the series books are already published (i.e. no wait time for me to discover W T F happens next).

Now that we got this over with... Finally!!! I'm so, so happy to see Mac thinking for herself and doing some a$$ kicking, at least occasionally. Don't get me started on the whole repercussion of the previous book's cliffhanger though; at least Mac got some special skills for her ordeal - I guess... *(Btw, so sorry for swearing so much, it is so not like me at all, but having spent half the night reading, only to discover that at 87% in, I was at the end of the book, not 2-3 chapters away from it -- I do not have other tools to express all the feels this book left me with.)* Which brings me to our favorite anti-hero *read: jerk*, - Jericho Barrons, who makes me want to throttle him with every entitled comment of his! He makes me so, so mad, with all the omissions and mysterious aura, but I do love to hate/love him - he's such a fascinating although frustrating character.

Having said this about our main duo, this series is finally moving and picking up action - I'm starting to see why people love it, but seriously - it took KMM 4 books to bring us here? Why? I honestly believe the first two books could've been condensed together for a better paced story, but that's just me.

Now, I read in some reviews that people didn't enjoy the Silver sequence of Mac's adventures - I did. To me, it was reminiscent of Lyra and Will's travels in His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. (Anyone think that too?)

At the end, I'm not quite certain yet where I'd place this Fever series, some vibes from Kate Daniels - although Kate is a much better kick-ass heroine and MC, imho, and Curran a more pleasant/worthy alpha hero (though, keyword here is hero, as opposed to Barrons' "anti-hero"). Perhaps, some distant vibes of Ward's BDB? I don't know... fae are still not my thing, I much prefer werewolves and vampires, but I have to admit KMM has built an interesting world and it is worth exploring.

On to the next installment then...


Dark Fever (Fever #1)
Bloodfever (Fever #2)
Faefever (Fever #3)
Dreamfever (Fever #4)
Shadowfever (Fever #5)
Iced (Fever #6)
Burned (Fever #7)
Feverborn (Fever #8)
Feversong (Fever #9)
High Voltage (Fever #10)
Expected Publication: April, 2018

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