Saturday, October 15, 2011

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

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Faefever (Fever, #3)
Karen Marie Moning
Released September, 2008
by Random House Publishing Group

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt; For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds-with devastating consequences…

This was one hell of a ride! This series does have a rough start in the first book but I am now 100% addicted and in love with it!

I’m beginning to really adore Mac. She’s grown into this very strong woman who can be badass when she wants. She’s starting to really question Barrons and stops allowing him to push her around – as much. Plus I love her MacHalo invention, especially the fact that it’s hot pink! 😀 But it was well thought out, you gotta give her that.

Barrons is pretty much the same. The enigma. I have a million theories about him, but the one I’m sticking with is that he’s the Unseelie king. If he’s not, though, I think it’s who he’s keeping under his garage. Dunno, I’ll see in the last book, so I’m told. The anticipation and mystery behind Barrons are actually very fun to analyse. I do think – or hope – that he’s not a villain.

V’lain is probably my favourite of all the male characters (I do love Barrons but we know nothing about him, so at this moment V’lain is much more interesting). He gives her Mexico and massages! *Swoon*

So far this book is the one with the most action and plot in the series. Halloween is just around the corner and that’s the day that the walls are either coming down, or getting put back up. It’s really gloomy, especially the last half. And it ends in a huge cliffhanger. So I’m very happy that I hooked myself up with the whole series before even starting it.

Probably what I enjoy most about this series is that they’re not anticlimactic. The peak doesn’t just fizzle out. It’s exciting and full of suspense. I often don’t enjoy cliffhangers because usually it just feels as if the book is missing the last chapter, it wasn’t the case with Faefever. The cliffhanger makes sense and it feels like the end of this chapter in Mac’s life. A whole new story is going to develop out of this. So yeah… I loved the ending. I had no idea what she was going to run into, but I had an idea Who she was going to see. He did warn her!

Teehee *happy dance*- so excited for the next book!!

5 Hot Espressos
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12 Responses to “Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning”

  1. Shellie

    Great review. I haven’t read any Fairy books at all but this sounds like an interesting read…just gotta read the first 2 first. (with this rate my list is growing I’ll never get through it…sigh)

  2. Mocha ღ Latte

    I’ve never read the Fever series, nor have I ever shown any interest in it. I’m not sure why, though now I’m starting to think that I should probably add them onto my Christmas wish-list, shouldn’t I?

    Thanks for the review, Giselle =)

  3. Giselle

    It’s the best Urban Fantasy series I have ever read. When you’re in the mood for an adult book definitely give this series a try. I didn’t love it from the start though, but it gets incredibly addicting. I think you should both try it! You’ll thank me! 😉

  4. Mariya @ Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

    Oh, god. I love these books! Fever is my all time favorite Urban Fantasy Series! I think when I first read the first one I liked it enough to continue but I was like whatever, but Bloodfever I was obsessed with the series onward! Hahaha! I can’t wait for the Fever World books and the continuation of Mac and Barrons story! =DDDDD

  5. Melliane

    I really love this series, you’ll see the fourth and the last book are awasome ! I agree with you I was a bit mixed with the first one… You’ll see the cliffhanger of the sequel is terrible too !!! Great review !

  6. Scarlett

    i LOVED this series! I didn’t know about it until the last book came out (scratch that, I did just learn that Ms. Monning will be adding more to this series….SOOOO happy!) Glad your enjoying it! Believe me, that last few books are one heck of a ride! Practically everything gets answered!

  7. Kristin Aragon

    I love love this series. I am glad you dropped by my blog and checked out my review. Knowing what you know now…were you surprised about Barrons. I was. I agree with you that the last book is the best and Ms. Moning still leaves ways she could continue the series if she ever decides too.

    Great Review.

    ~Kristin

  8. Allison

    I agree with you – I love that this series actually DELIVERS. No intense build up for…nothing. 🙂

    Also, I’ll pretend you didn’t just rate Barrons at SECOND PLACE. I love my man of mystery.