Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Dreamfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever, #4

 •Source: Purchased
 •Publisher: Delacorte Press
 •Publication Date: August 18, 2009

Opening Line: Death. Pestilence. Famine. They surrounded me, my lovers, the terrifying Unseelie Princes.

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MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

4 Moons
Alpha Bad Ass Heroine Fae

The walls are down. The Unseelie are free. Unfortunately Dreamfever begins where Faefever left off, with Mac in the clutches of the Unseelie Princes and the Lord Master. Mac is now Pri-ya, a human addicted to Fae sex, and only Jericho Barrons can bring her back. As for Jericho, he can heal me any day and it  better take a hell of a lot longer than two months. Although the entire book is beyond amazing, my favorite parts are when Jericho is helping Mac. I like the fun Barrons, the one who buys Christmas trees and dances to Tubthumping. These parts also hold the saddest line in the entire book.
"You're leaving me, Rainbow Girl."

Mac has developed into such an amazing character. In the beginning of the series Mac is so superficial, basically a walking and talking Barbie. But, the rainbow Barbie is now gone. Say hello to the kick ass, black leather wearing, automatic weapon toting MacKayla Lane O'Connor. Yes, it has been confirmed, Mas really is an O'Connor. Although Mac finds out about her birth mother she never loses sight of whom her real parents are, the lovely couple who took her in and raised her. The same people who are waiting for Mac to return home to Georgia.

Dreamfever is, so far, my favorite book in the series. However, I do have a warning, there are two chapters in the beginning told from Dani's point of view. While necessary, because Mac was... occupied, I did not like the change. I've become accustomed to Mac's "voice" and Dani's just seemed so young in comparison. I actually flipped through the chapters to make sure it switched back to Mac's point of view. Also, fans of the sexy Scotsman, Christian, will be very happy to know that he makes an appearance in Dreamfever.

As for the ending, I have no words. If you thought Faefever had a cliffhanger ending, you are sadly mistaken. This is a cliffhanger. If the person is who I think it is, they damn well better figure out a way to fix it. That's all I am going to say. That statement was probably very confusing to those who have not yet read Dreamfever. It will make sense after you read it. I'm very happy that I started this series after it had finished. The wait for Shadowfever would have killed me!

Favorite Quotes

"In any war there are losses. It's their choice. It's their birthright. We fight. And sometimes we pay terrible prices. Believe me, I know. But as long as we breathe, we get back up and fight again."
"Don't lose yourself in anger, Mac. It's gasoline. You can burn it as fuel, or you can use it to torch everything you care about and end up standing on a scorched battlefield, with everybody dead, even you—only your body doesn't have the good grace to quite breathing."
It's funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.

Can't Wait, Must Buy Now

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