Friday, January 6, 2012

Review: Karen Marie Moning - Dreamfever

Fever Series:

Book 4:

Dreamfever:  MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons



When the walls between Man and Fae come crashing down, freeing the immortal Unseelie from their icy prison, Mac is caught in a deadly trap. Trapped and tortured by the Fae Lord Master, Mac has no memory of who or what she is: the only sidhe-seer alive that can track the Sinsar Dubh, a book of black magic that holds the key to controlling both worlds.

Clawing her way back from oblivion is only the first step Mac must take down a perilous path, from the battle filled streets of Dublin to the treacherous politics of an ancient, secret sect, through the tangled lies of men who claim to be her allies into the illusory world of the Fae themselves where nothing is as it seems—and Mac is forced to face a soul-shattering truth.

Who do you trust when you can’t even trust yourself?


It Is getting harder and harder to summarize and review without giving anything away and I am not going to give anything away. This is a journey you must take on your own with Mac, no interference from me. =)

Dreamfever is my favorite book of this series; from the first pages when you figure out what’s going on you start this rollercoaster ride of emotion and circumstances.  Mac is in a place that she may never come out of, in her mindless state of being where Mac no longer exists.  If Mac does manage to find a way out she will never be the same both in mind and body.  However, if she does find a way out she will find even more strength and know even more what she is capable of surviving and getting back up again. The world without Mac may also never recover, the book is still on the loose and it is still hunting and only Mac can find it. And that is all I can say about Mac in this book.

Barrons, oh smoldering sexy, is in no way a hero Barrons. We get to see Jericho in a whole new light maybe a softer side to the granite man, or maybe it’s all an illusion; which wouldn’t be a surprise in this series where everything is some sort of illusion. We get visions of his past, dark looks into the present. A hint into what may be, but nothing solid. There is a enough to just keep you on that edge of knowing but not knowing. He’ll frustrate you, push you, and make you want to throw things at him but through it all he’s still MacKaylas rock, her foundation, the one that will keep her alive no matter what.

The only thing you can be certain of is that nothing is certain in this world that Karen Marie Moning created. Once you think you have a handle on something it changes and you have to rethink everything.  Dimensions aren’t finite, morals are flexible and on a case by case basis. You never know who you can trust and which player in the game will “flip”. The book can take anyone good and turn them bad in a heartbeat.  Everything is a shade of grey; black and white doesn’t exist in this world anymore. Humans and Fae mix, old faces become new faces, nothing is the same. If you have gotten this far in the series you are emotionally vested in this world and these characters. And so far this has been a wild ride and I am all in!


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