Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Fever Series: Review


"My philosophy is pretty simple-any day nobody’s
trying to kill me is a good day in my book.
I haven’t had many good days lately."

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.

Or so she thinks... until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae...

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless V'lane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands...

Bama's rating : 4 Tides

This series is like a drug, you just can't get enough. I was recommended this series by a friend of mine and hold her responsible for my insanity now. For fans of  the Highlander Series, you will see just what the evil Darroc is up to and never want to turn your lights off again.

The What is Barrons? Yes that is the million dollar question among lovers of the Fever series.

There is only one thing I can say negative about this book and the three that succeed it, is it they end in cliff hangers. LOL not that is such a bad thing normally, but these drive you crazy until the next one.

MacKayla Lane isn't your normal heroine. She has lead a shelter life and is full of pink and rainbows. Her life takes a drastic turn and not for the better. I actually feel sorry for her. She's lost her sister and now she see's things that make the Boogie Man shudder.
The one thing that does go right for her is meeting Jericho Z Barrons. He is a bookstore owner and becomes Mac's protector. Barrons had me at " Barrons Books and Bauble."

Barrons really wants the Sinsar Dubh, or the Dark Book. He needs his OOP Detector (Object of Power), and that would be MacKayla . She needs him to help her stay alive and find her sisters killer.

Stay to the Lights,


"When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled
alley in Dublin, I came to get answers. Now all I
want is revenge. And after everything I've learned
about myself, I know I have the power to get it..."

Mackayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a dark, deadly realm unlike any she ever imagined. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year old book of the blackest magic imaginable that holds the key to power over both the worlds of Fae and Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae, who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman; and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
For centuries, the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them...

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Bama's rating: 4 1/2 Tides

Karen Marie Moning is brilliant, in my opinion. I can never put her books down when I start them. We see the story progressing, but still so many unanswered questions.

What is Barrons? The million dollar question!

Mac's life is torn. There really is no other way to describe it. Make time to find her sisters killer, Death By Sex Fae ,and Jericho.What's a southern belle to do?

Stay to the Lights,


"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.

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Bama's rating: 4 1/2 Tides

Hum where to begin. There is so much that happens in Faefever. This book is not for the faint hearted, but you don't want to miss out on it. Karen Marie Moning has one of the best imaginations, besides Ilona Andrews, that I have had the pleasure of reading. Faefever takes us to places way past our scariest dreams. Ugh once again though the horror at the end and the cliff hanger might just drive you crazy. Be strong  our journey with Mac is almost over and I have faith that Mrs. Moning will lead us into the light. If you are looking for a mushy paranormal romance then this isn't the series or book for you. If you want to be engrossed in a world of mystery, destruction, twist and turns, and hope keep reading.

In the beginning Mac makes a startling discovery. The Dark Book isn't in possession of someone but is possessing.  In the end the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have arrived and the world as Mac once lived will forever be shattered. 

Poor Mac, I cry for her lost innocence.For anyone of my followers who have suffered a fate like Mac, BE strong and know there is always hope. It's not your fault and you are stronger that anything that comes against you. YOU survived and know others out there care about you!

Never give up hope. Mrs. Moning added a note to reassure us this journey isn't about darkness it's about the light.

Stay to the Lights,


"But for those of us who live large, the most alive we ever feel
is when we're punching air with a fist, uncurling our middle
finger with a cool smile, and flipping Death the big old bird."

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 the 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 she rallies the sidhe-seers to fight an impossible battle, 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 about the world she thought she knew.

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My ratings: 5 Tides

 Dreamfever is fantastic. Sighs* Barrons!!!

My heart is pounding just writing this review. Karen Marie Moning has outshone herself with this one. When I finished Faefever I was devastated for Mac. By the end of  Dreamfever you will recover with Mac only to be torn apart again. Yes there is a cliff hanger. Yes it looks like all hope is gone. But we are strong, as Mac is, and hopefully we know by now, " Never give up!"

I love the  fact that Mrs. Moning uses very real dilemmas of real life to her books and brings awareness through them.

We learned about cervical cancer in the Highlander series and the importance of having yourself tested for early detection. Now we are faced with the heinous crime of rape and what the victim goes through. Many see this book as very dark and it is, but I also praise Mrs. Moning for showing her readers that you can get past it. I absolutely love the fact that a book of fiction can bring to the attention of the importance on some very serious topics. Okay back to Mac and her dark journey.

Eweee eating UnSeelie is not something that sounds appetizing at all. Mac has learned it will make her stronger but also void her Sidhe Seer abilities. The Dark Ancient Ones have Mac, the Sidhe Seer's are hunting her, and neither Barrons nor V'lane are anywhere to be found.

Thank goodness for Dani. She is a refreshing character who has stolen my heart. She is one of Mac's biggest fans and now has to hunt her. Mac is at a place noone has came back from, but they didn't have Barrons either.

Hurry there is still time to catch up on this amazing series before it all comes to an end. Stay tuned because on January 17th all of our questions will be answered in Shadowfever. Yes I said the 17th not the 18th because Woo Hoo I'm going to NOLA and meet one of my favorite authors and will have my Precious then.

Stay tuned. I will have updates and pictures. I'm so excited!

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