Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted February 1, 2011 by Carmel in Carmel, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 11 Comments

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #3
Published by Delacorte Press
Published on: August 26, 2008
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 417
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn 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 that it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, a lethal Fae prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

Faefever just made this series shoot up another level on my awesomeness scale. I’m still reeling from the ending of this book. I sat down on my couch this afternoon and before I knew it I had read the entire book! I’m forcing myself to read a book in between the 3rd and 4th even though it’s going to be torture. But I need a break from the Fever in order to function! I enjoyed the first two books but this one sealed the deal on my commitment to read the series to the end.

Mac is a force to be reckoned with in this installment. She’s thinking for herself, making strategic moves and intends to fight until the bitter end. Mac pits V’lane and Barrons against each other in an attempt to unveil their secrets. Quite the bold move but a smart one. Mac kept surprising me with her level of commitment. She’s really grown up and I gained a whole new respect for her in this book. That is of course until she invented the MacHalo. What a hilarious moment! Barrons’ reaction was priceless!

We learn something about the Sinsar Dubh, well Mac does anyway. Then she uses it in exchange for information from her two mysterious men. Ballsy move but neither appreciated it much. No surprise there! New lore about the Fae’s history comes to light. I enjoyed diving deeper into Karen Marie Moning’s awesome universe. Her world building skills are in full force in this novel. Mac’s narration is fantastic. She’s so real. Sometimes I feel like she’s actually telling me her tale.

Barrons seems to be becoming more mysterious with every book! Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? Mac learns a few new things about him but we’re still not any closer to figuring out what he actually is or what his intentions are. Once again, there were some tender moments between the two but nothing comes of it. Barrons is his usual drool worthy self. Maybe he was put in this series just to torture us?

V’lane is proving to be a greater ally to Mac than I had expected. In the first two books he was more of a hindrance than a help. But now he seems to be genuinely trying to work with Mac and abide by at least some of her rules. Which is more than I can say for Barrons. I’m beginning to question whether V’lane might be the better man out of the two. I would never have predicted this turn of events!

The ending of this book is a real cliff hanger so be forewarned. You might want to have a copy of Dreamfever on hand! This book was all around amazing. Avid Karen Marie Moning fans keep telling me that this series only gets better from book to book and I am starting to believe them! I was looking for a break from my usual paranormal romance vamp books and I’m happy I picked these books to read. The fever series is good on so many different levels. So far every installment blows the previous one away. I’m sure that Dreamfever will be no different!

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11 responses to “Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

  1. Good review!! I’m slightly jealous that you get to read them all back to back! No waiting. No agonizing.

    Hope you like the last 2!!

  2. Aargh! I can’t believe you’re going to take a break! I couldn’t. When I finished Faefever, I immediately downloaded Dreamfever. OMG! I can’t wait to read your review of Dreamfever. Can’t. Wait.

  3. @Jessica So far Dreamfever is a real page turner too!

    @Marq Yeah I keep being called crazy. Oh well!

    @Julie Yeah, thanks. Got it. 😛

  4. Excellent review. It been a while since I read Faefever and it’s nice to be reminded of the earlier books in the series I love so much!! I devoured all the pages of Shadowfever. You will definitely love the rest of the series!!

  5. @Larissa Yeah no kidding. I’m almost done Dreamfever and already I can see myself moving onto the 5th immediately.

    @LovLivLife Reviews I can’t wait! The suspense is killing me!

    @BooksforCompany Stop delaying! I did too but this seriously is definitely worth reading. And sooner rather than later!