Thursday, 20 September 2012

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Faefever (Fever, #3)
The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined. 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.…

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Faefever (Fever, #3)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Books4Reviews!)
This is the third book in the ‘Fever’ series, and picks up right where book 2 ‘Bloodfever’ left off. **Warning** Unavoidable spoilers for books 1 + 2 ‘Darkfever’ and ‘Bloodfever’.
Mac continues her search for the Sinsar Dubh, and continues to use her contacts to the best of her ability. The problem is she’s still not 100% sure who to trust, both Barrons and V’lane have saved her life at one time or another, and both have different talents to offer her, but neither are human, and Mac’s not sure she can trust anyone who’s not human again.

I actually found it a bit of a struggle to get through this book. There was a lot of recapping the events in the previous two books (so much so that you could probably read this as a stand-alone novel if you wanted to), and Mac just seemed to be constantly whining about one thing or another. Once again Mac reminded me annoyingly of Sookie Stackhouse (they could be sisters – no, twins in fact), and Mac’s new delicacy of choice is just revolting and totally wrong!
The storyline in this book, (once you managed to dig it out), was okay, if long-winded. My main complaint is just how long it took to get there! Unfortunately this book just dragged for me.
I was also a bit disappointed at the lack of ‘action’ with regards to Mac’s love life. She’s got Barrons who she admits she’s attracted to, a Seelie sex-prince after her, and some other random guy who she also thinks is pretty gorgeous, but do we get anything at all? Barely a kiss.
The redeeming feature of this book was the ending. The last 10% of the book actually had something major going on, and I love a book that begins and ends with the same line! It just speaks volumes to me.
Overall; this was okay, it moved the story along a bit, but the pacing was just too slow, and Mac is starting to get annoying. No way could I read the books in this series back to back.
7 out of 10.



  1. I agree, there was a lot of recapping and it didn't flow for me like the other books. I liked it but wasn't blown away.

    Hey, how can I get in on this Books4Reviews thing? You get such great books from them.