Monday, February 3, 2014

[BOOK REVIEW] Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Title:  Faefever

Author:  Karen Marie Moning

Genre: Urban Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal Romance

Year Published: 2008

Number of Pages: 501 pages

Date Read:  2/3/2014   

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

Series: Fever #3

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 18+ (Strong Language and Intense Moments)

After reading the second book in Karen Marie Moning’s famous “Fever” series, “Bloodfever,” I was more determined than ever to read the rest of this series and lo and behold, I finally managed to pick up the third book in the series “Faefever” and man, was this one shocker of a novel!

MacKayla Lane is back once again and now things are much more complicated for her than ever before!  First of all, Mac continues to search for the mysterious and dangerous book, the Sinsar Dubh.  But, every time she gets near the book, she immediately falls ill and cannot approach the book at all.  The second thing that is complicating her life is that her trust in both Jericho Barrons and the immortal Fae Prince V’lane is starting to weaken as both men keeps secrets from her and they both want to use Mac to find the Sinsar Dubh for their own purposes.   Mac, determined to find out the truth about this new nightmarish world that she is thrown into, decides to make new alliances that could help her discover more about the Fae and her destiny.  Unfortunately, Mac will soon discover that something more horrible than she could ever imagine would come to Dublin in full force!

Karen Marie Moning continues to weave more mystery and horror into her “Fever” series and this novel is definitely no exception to this rule!  I loved the way that Karen Marie Moning made Mac into a more proactive character in this novel as she goes out of her way to discover more about the Fae and how she could defeat them. I was curious myself about what is really going on with the Fae creatures invading Dublin and how Mac will establish her relationship with the other sidhe-seers, including Dani, who are lead by the harsh and prudent Rowena.  Thankfully, this novel revealed everything about the history of the Fae and about the sidhe-seers’ roles in protecting the Sinsar Dubh and I must admit I was shocked by the revelations of these facts!  I have been enjoying Mac’s relationship with Dani, the young sidhe-seer on Rowena’s side as Mac treats her like a little sister and I always thought it was a bit adorable whenever Dani uses the word “feck” to substitute for the other “f” word whenever she gets angry.  Just when I thought that Jericho Barrons could not get anymore mysterious, his mysteriousness level goes up to eleven in this novel as there are hints that he may not be human (I hope we learn more about him in later books).  But, all of this mysteriousness just makes me love Jericho Barrons even more and I really loved his rough and complicated nature (even though I wished that there were more moments between him and Mac in this novel).  V’lane was a pretty interesting character in this book (even though at the moment, I am for team Barrons/Mac) since he is a Fae Prince that seems to help out Mac whenever she is in a jam and I do wonder what his relationship with Mac will become in future books (man, all this mystery about these characters just makes me really want to check out the rest of this series)!

For anyone who does not like strong language, this novel contains stronger language than in the last two books.  Also, this novel is a bit darker than the previous two novels due to Mac’s distrust of both Barrons and V’lane strengthening throughout this novel and due to more horrible things happening to Dublin due to the Fae’s existence.

Overall, “Faefever” is a fantastic and shocking novel in Karen Marie Moning’s “Fever” series and I definitely cannot wait to read the fourth book in the series “Dreamfever” (man, why did this book have to end on a huge cliffhanger?)

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