Title: Faefever (Fever #3)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Version Read: mass market paperback,
Publication Date: June 28th, 2009
Categories: faeries, fantasy, irish-mythology, magic, paranormal, urban fantasy
Summary (Goodreads): 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.…
Still very much enjoying Mac’s adventures, and Faefever was particularly interesting. Mac is not the girl she used to be, although she’s not completely different either.Mac grew a lot in this novel. She learned that the one person she needs to trust more than anybody else is her self. She needs to trust that whatever her decisions are, and wherever they may take her, she is responsible for them and no-one else. She started to learn that lesson when she made Inspector Jayne his interesting sandwiches, and when she had to fight some of Rowena”s girls to keep her spear.
Rowena is very much a frightened old woman who will do everything in her power not to let her hold of the rest of the Sidhe-seers break. Even if it means making Mac an outcast and forcing the rest of the girls into being little more than messengers. I’m interested to see how this will play out in Dreamfever, because I really think Rowena is due for some comeuppance.
The whole Voice deal was interesting, and is it just me or is Barrons starting to slip and show Mac he actually likes her very occasionally? Because that’s what my read on the situation is. I think it’s why he let’s her drive the Viper, and actually buys her breakfast and other gifts to make it up to her, which he has not done in the past. Their relationship seems to be more complicated and less complicated all the time, especially seeing that as soon as Mac thinks she’s figured out something about Barrons, he almost always proves her completely wrong. Or partly right but not in the way she thought she would be.
As much as I was horrifed by the what happened at the end of Faefever, it was very well played. Those Unseelie Princes are bad, bad, bad. I was just glad I had the next book waiting so the cliffhanger didn’t upset me too much. Karen Marie Moning does her bad faeries really well. I think too that Mac will be more grown up and more battle-weary in the next book as well.