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Saturday, June 16, 2012

[Review] Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Dreamfever
Series: Fever, #4
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Pages: 362 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: August 18, 2009

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.

After the insane ending of Faefever, I had no idea what was going to happen to Mac next. She managed to get herself into the worst possible situation, and I couldn't figure out how she was going to get out of it. Part 1 of this book definitely deserves 5 stars. I loved getting to know Dani a bit more, and I think Mac's "wild" side was very well written.

I might finally like Barrons now. It took until he got naked for me to truly appreciate him. We get to see several new sides to him (not just that side, you pervs!). We not only see his sexy, animalistic side, but he's tender and caring (but sometimes forceful) as he attempts to bring Mac back to herself. It was a nice change from his evasive and demanding former self, even if he was still doing it for selfish reasons. Or was he? I think his motivation goes deeper than that, since he seems to be on competition with V'lane over her...

Oh, V'lane! There's not nearly enough of him in this book. :(

There is plenty of action and some major revelations regarding the Lord Master. Is he really the bad guy, or is just another person tangled up in the mess the Fae have created? We definitely don't get any answers, about anything (what the heck is Barrons?!?!), but we get some more, misshapen pieces to the puzzle that is the Sinsar Subh and this so-called "prophecy." The mystery just keeps building, making this addition to the Fever series a non-stop page turner!

Holy hell, that ending! Make sure you have Shadowfever on hand when reading this, because that is the steepest cliffhanger I have ever come across! OMG, what was that?! Who is that?! I seriously flipped through the last pages of the book hoping there was more, or at least a hint of what was happening, but to no avail. Thankfully, I DO have the next book!

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