Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

November 22, 2010 Paranormal Fiction, Review 1


  • Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Dell; Reissue edition (October 26, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0440244404
  • Source: Publisher
  • *The following review contains spoilers. If you have not read the previous four books in the MacKayla Lane series please do not proceed*

    At the end of Faefever, book three in the MacKayla Lane series, the walls separating the Fae and the human world have come crashing down.  Mac has been captured by the Fae Lord Master, turned into a Pri-ya,  a Fae sex-addict.  Her body & soul are being ravaged by the unseelie princes.

    “When I was in high school, I used to hate that Sylvia Plath poem where she talked about knowing the bottom, that she knew it with her great taproot and that it was what everybody else feared, but she didn’t, because she’d been there.  I still hate it.  But I get it now.”

    Dani, the thirteen year old sidhe-seer who has formed a bond with Mac, breaks into the cell holding Mac & attempts to rescue her.  She is stopped by none other than Jericho Barrons, who pulls Mac from the throws of torture. 

    Over the next several weeks, Jericho uses unconventional methods to cure Mac of her condition and Mac is revivied, stronger than ever.  She learns a bit more about her mysterious childhood, making her wonder if she is the cause to all the turmoil the world is currently facing. Is this her destiny? Was her sister meant to be killed so young?  While Mac continues the hunt for the elusive Sinsar Dubh, she continues to seek out answers to her many questions about origins.

    I have to say, I think Dreamfever is my favorite of this series.  The issues I had with Mac’s naivety & overall immaturity are long gone. The Mac in this book is strong, kicking butt & taking names.  While this book ends without answering many questions (and adding a whole list of new questions to the bunch) the fact that this series continues to hold my attention is a testament to Moning’s skill as an author. 

    Dreamfever is very different than the previous books in the series. It’s darker, sexier, and quite addictive!  I cannot bear to wait for the release of Shadowfever, the fifth and final book in this series.  The MacKayla Lane series is a drug…and I’m hooked!

    Note: this book contains a great deal of violence & sex.  None of it is gratuitous, all necessary to portray the story.

    The end of Dreamfever is packed with additional resources, including a glossary from Mac’s journal, recipes from Dublin, deleted scenes, & an interview between Karen Marie Moning & Jericho Barrons!

    Thank you once again to TLC Book Tours for getting me hooked on this series & providing me with the opportunity to participate in this tour!

    One Response to “Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning”

    1. Rebecca Rasmussen

      I just heard about TLC tours — very cool! Wish I had a bit more cashola to spare as an author :) This book just looks like fun. I am kind of ashamed to say that I haven’t read a mass market paperback in a really long time…must…get..back…to..them! :)