Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Faefever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever, #3

 •Source: Purchased
 •Publisher: Delacorte Press
 •Publication Date: October 2008

Opening Line: I'd die for him. No, wait a minute...that's not where this is supposed to begin.

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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 torn page 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, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences...

3 Moons
Alpha Bad Ass Heroine Fae

Faefever takes place a week after Bloodfever. I'm probably not going to receive a whole lot of love for this but Faefever is my least favorite novel in this series. Before you ask, it has nothing to do with the cruel ending, which I am forever grateful that it was not more detailed. Faefever is beautifully written and the characters are still beyond amazing, I just found Faefever lacking. It felt like I was reading a great deal of information that was already covered in the first two novels. There is a big difference between catching a reader up and explaining everything again in great detail. It's like someone made the decision that since this book is the halfway point in the series it should contain a substantial amount of information from the previous books, for new bizarre readers that start reading a series halfway through, and then a few new bits of information to keep the readers that started from the beginning happy.

And why would you start a series halfway through anyway? I'm so OCD about reading a series in order, staring from the very first book, that it just makes no sense to me. I can understand accidentally picking up a book that you did not know was in a series and reading it, that happened to me with the Anita Blake series. But to consciously pick up a book, say the fourth in a seven book series, and know that it's almost halfway into the series and say 'I think I'll just start the series here.' That just bugs me to no end, and I have know idea why. Sorry, went seriously off topic there for a second. You just never know when a rant is going to come out. Now where was I...

So for the readers that have already read the first two books, should you read Faefever or skip to the next one? Definitely read this book. You are going to end up rereading some old stuff, hence the three moon rating, but the new, you'll absolutely LOVE the new stuff. Also, note that Faefever has a cliffhanger of epic proportions. Thank God the series has already ended and the next book is already available!

Favorite Quotes

The walls between the human world and Faery are coming down—and I hate to break it to you, but these fairies are so not Tinkerbells.
Bottom line: He was the stuff of heroes. And psychotic killers.
"How about a cell phone?"
"No towers in Faery."
"Did you just make a joke?"
Monsters and mayhem and massages, oh my.

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