Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

October 18, 2010 Fright Fest, Paranormal Fiction, Review 8

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reprint edition (July 28, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0440244390
  • Source: Purchased eBook
  • In the third of the Macayla Lane series, Macayla “Mac” continues on her search for the evil Sinsar Dubh, a book of black magic that has existed for over a million years.  Her hard work appears to be paying off; when Mac receives a page torn out of her dead sister’s journal, she knows she must be getting close. Mac is torn between her allegience to Jericho Barrons, a book-store owner with deep, dark secrets and V’lane, a lethal Fae prince.  Mac doesn’t know who to trust, and must rely on her growing skills as a sidhe-seer.  She’s still desperate to seek revenge for her sisters death, but also feels the need to help out her fellow sidhe-seers prevent the  the walls between the human world and Faery from collapsing.

    I mentioned in my reviews of the two previous books that I disliked Mac’s character.  She seemed selfish, naive, and overall irritating.  She seemed more concerned about her attire than the lives of those around her.  That said, I’m starting to warm up to her.  Her character has grown a great deal in the past two books. 

    Faefever is much darker (literally) that the other two books.  The city of Dublin is smack dab in the middle of a feud between humans and the Fae world.  This book exudes sex and sexual tension which is a bit different than the previous two.  But, like in the other books in this series, the storyline and characters are addictive.  Following the norm for these books, the ending is hot and, like Mac’s, leaves you gasping for more.

    As stated above, this is the third in a series. I do recommend that you read this books in order.  While Moning provides substantial backstory at the start of each book, you really can’t get the essense of the characters without reading the previous books.

    I highly recommend this series for fans of paranormal fiction and romance.

    Thank you once again to TLC Book Tours for providing me the opportunity to partcipate in this tour. Be sure to check out the other stops:

    Thursday, October 21st:  Rundpinne

    Monday, October 25th:  All Things Urban Fantasy

    Wednesday, October 27th:  Mindful Musings

    Monday, November 1st:  Peeking Between the Pages

    Wednesday, November 3rd:  Parajunkee’s Views

    Monday, September 13th:  Dark Faerie Tales

    Monday, November 8th:  The Cajun Book Lady

    Wednesday, November 10th:  Luxury Reading

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    8 Responses to “Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning”

      • Jenn
        Twitter: jennbookshelves

        I think so many readers have that sort of relationship with Mac. Sometimes, I want to just grab her by the shoulders and shake her! I think it’s a true sign of Moning’s writing skills that her readers feel so emotional about a character!

    1. Beth F
      Twitter: BethFishReads

      I’ve had this series on my radar for a while now. Now I’m curious to see what my reaction will be.

    2. Romantic Movies

      Thanks for the review! I have read the first two books of this series and I wasn’t so sure that I cared to read this new one. But now, I gotta see how her character changes. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the review!

    3. Lisa Munley

      Sounds like you are hooked (so my evil plan worked!! mwuhahaha!!) Thank you so much for reviewing the books and sharing them with your readers!!