Book Review: Dreamfever

Posted April 24th, 2013 by in book review / 0 comments


Title: Dreamfever (Fever #4)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Version Read: hardcover large print
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Categories: faeries, fantasy, irish-mythology, magic, paranormal, urban fantasy

Summary (Goodreads): 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.

Holy smokes this was an adventure-filled book. Dreamfever certainly turned up the drama and the intrigue, that’s for certain. The first 50 pages or so are very different to the rest of the novels, and they have good reason to be. I actually enjoyed the fact that given Mac’s changed point-of-view, the writing/storytelling style changed for that amount of time. Did I like the Mac that emerged from that. Not exactly. As much as what she went through should have changed her, she sort of forgot who her essential self was for a while afterwards. It wasn’t until she started dressing like Mac and sometimes being a bit silly that I knew we hadn’t lost her for good.

Jericho Barrons is pretty much an ass. But he also has a very-well hidden side to him that seems to show up most when Mac is seriously injured. Mind you, they both should have done the horizontal tango before now and they would probably be a lot better off. A particularly poignant line from Barrons (which is weird, I know) was “You didn’t even try,” referring to Mac not trying to call the IYD number on her phone. That entire scene says a lot about Barrons, but I am not going to spoil it for you if you haven’t read the books yet.

Rowena needs to stop being such a stubborn old cow and let the sidhe-seers fight, train them up and show them how to use their arts properly. It’s perfectly clear to just about everyone else that she is power-hungry and extremely jealous of the younger girls, especially Dani in my opinion. I wanna smack her about some, maybe knock some sense into that head of hers.

The ending. Well damn I was glad to have the next book waiting for me to read it. I would have hated having to wait to find out what happens next (I’ll post that review tomorrow.). What a cliffhanger though. It was a really, really mean one. I was pretty sure I had worked it out, but then there was a small chance that it was going to work out slightly differently, and I was like “I’d rather it be the second option”.


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