Monday, 6 June 2011

A review for Dreamfever (Fever #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Posted by Jessica
Expected Published Date: October 26th, 2010
Finished Date: June 6th, 2011
The Blurb: 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 the 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 she rallies the sidhe-seers to fight an impossible battle, 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 about the world she thought she knew.
The Review: Ok, first things first…about Dreamfever:
WHAT THE F*CK KIND OF ENDING IS THAT??? *Throws book at the wall* I hate you Karen Marie Moning, I hate you. Okay ‘hate’ is a strong word…I simply hate that you’ve created this intense series, with questions that are never answered, only raised. Dreamfever, to say the least, was intense. The ending had me gasping and just praying, and praying that it wasn’t who I thought it was. I didn’t think I could love series so much, that I genuinely wish I could just hate it. But I don’t! I love this series! I loved this book! Argh! Damn you KMM! Damn you!

I’m insanely GLAD that I didn’t have to wait a year like some, for Shadowfever. I had it on my shelf ready and waiting for the day I needed it (which happened to be last night). What can I say about this book? The beginning was-for a lack of a better word-a sexual marathon. After 3 books of waiting on a Barrons and Mac scene, we finally get a payout. Not how I would have wanted it but we got one anyway. During those few scenes, we see a whole new side to Barrons. You know he could have left Mac all sexed up and confused with no inkling or remembrance as to who she was. But no, he did what he had to do and got her out of it, he brought her back; the only way he knew how to. Kudos to him. Anyway Barrons becomes a sensitive person-no, sensitive isn’t a good word, um, I don’t know, he’s just different. Either way YAY to Barrons for bringing her back :). It is kinda sucky that Barrons isn’t around for much of the book after that, but when he does make an appearance it’s always EPIC. Always. V’lane is the same, not around for a lot of the book as this one focuses more on Mac, Dani and the other Sidhe-seers. But when he does pop up, he still exudes this immense sex-God type persona that just makes you weak at the knees.

Mac, carries on with her mission to find the Sinsar Dubh with the help of Dani. I love Dani! She’s fabulous! Witty, such a teenager who develops crushes on both V’lane and Barrons (who can blame her). Anyway, she and Mac become like the best of friends. It was good to see Mac focus on someone she could direct…sorta. I think it helps with the Alina grieving; Mac is now the ‘Big Mac’ and Dani is the little sister. Awesome. These two have such great banter that they just bounce off of each other.

Onto the ending, as you can see from the first little part of this review, for those of you that have read it, I’m pretty sure you all had the same reaction as me. I wasn’t expecting an ending like that, I knew that it would end with Mac still being inside one of the many Fae dimensions/worlds, but I didn’t see that ending coming. I was lost for words. As I was reading that last page, I kept trying to decipher who had just been killed. All these names sprang to my mind, but to say I wasn’t expecting it to that person would be an understatement. It sort of made sense…I guess, with IYD(If you’re dying) number. Either way, I’m sorry but I refuse to believe that that person is dead. Nope, no way. It was then, that I rushed over to my book shelf and picked up Shadowfever and started it and 11.45pm last night. I had to see if I who I thought it was was indeed dead. So I started Shadowfever, and it was confirmed in the 3rd page. I feel royally bitch slapped and completely effin’ gutted.

Anyway, I’ve tried to write something coherent, I hope it’s worked out okay. I honestly recommend this series to everyone. I’m glad I was bullied on Goodreads to read it, I’m sorry I put other books in front of it, before reading this. *sigh* on with Shadowfever.


Elodie said...

I couldn't write a coherent review after having read this book either but yours is pretty amazing .. I think you've said pretty much all !! This series is amazing ! I hope you'll love the last book in the series ... !!!

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Wow - what a review!

I'm off to go and have a look at this for myself! :)

Book Passion for Life said...

They are amazing. You should definitely give them a go!

Jen said...

I love reading your reviews as you discover this series for the first time. It's one of my favorite series EVER! And yes, the wait for Shadowfever was a bitch!!!

Jen at Red Hot Books

Bookish Brunette said...

Grrrr! I need to start this series!!!!!