Review: FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted March 20, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments


From Goodreads: The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.
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.…

Bought from Audible

What I Loved: The men in this book really stand out!  I am really beginning to enjoy each of them in their own right: Good, Bad, or Undecided.  They are well written, complicated, and mysterious.  Mac is also growing, changing, and becoming more of who she needs to be in order to survive and thrive.  Overall, I will say it is the characters that made me love this book in this series.

What I Liked: The different elements and seeing how they all connect.  The Halloween event was a fantastic way to show how each of the groups were preparing, positioning, and approaching the things they needed to do in order to be successful.  It was thrilling to read and I can honestly say I did not see the end of this book coming!

Complaints:  I have the next book so this isn’t a huge complaint but I am NOT a fan of huge cliffhangers.  Small ones are fine but huge series altering cliffhangers have always bugged me (though I understand why they are done)

Why I gave it a 3.5:  Overall this is a great addition to the series but I felt the pacing was a little uneven.  Also, there is some mild repetition of story going on (aka I think I have heard at least 4 times about how the spear caused M to decay—I got it the first time)!

Who I would recommend this too: Urban Fantasy Fans –though you need to start at book 1.

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Other Books in this Series:
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
Faefever (Fever, #3)
Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)


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6 responses to “Review: FaeFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

  1. Melissa (Books and T

    This is the only series I have forgiven for giving cliffhangers. However, I warn you the whole series is like this. KMM is queen of them. 🙂

  2. Aisle B

    Can't wait till you finish off this series and we can chow down with a huge "let's talk about it NOW!"

  3. Natalie (Mindful Mus

    I'd have to agree with what you said in your "Why I Gave it a 3.5" section. This one seemed a little bit repetitive and the pacing was kind of uneven. Enjoyable, but not fantastic. Great review!

  4. Missie

    That was my biggest problem with the series, the HUGE cliffies. I didn't appreciate them at all. And I agree about the uneven pacing. I've said this many, many times, but I often felt that KMM purposely stalled the series and it shows. Gah! I love/HATE these books. So glad you are reading them Felicia. It is fun to read reviews for the earlier books because it bring up so many emotions. LOL