Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Filed in 4 Stars , Karen Moning , Review , The Winged Lover Posted on July 16, 2013 @ 7:00 am 2 comments

Format read: paperback
Release Date: 16 September 2008
Length: 370 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats available: paperback, hardcover, audio, ebook
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)

Blurb:

When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn 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 evil 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, a lethal Fae prince, and Jerricho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in battle for her body, mind, and soul.

My Thoughts:
Talk about a cliff-hanger ending.

Mac is still trying to find her sisters murderer. Armed with both Seelie and Unseelie weapons Mac is fighting not only to find The Dark One – her sisters killer – she is also trying to stop the walls, the only protection between her world and the Fae world from coming down. Surrounded by people she can’t trust Mac has to rely on instinct and her better judgement just to survive the night.

Mac is once again a character that I really like, she’s intelligent and has a survival instinct that is probably the only reason that she is still alive right now. Strong female characters, especially when they are billed as strong female characters are what I highly enjoy about reading not only this series, but reading in general.

Barrons is a character one can’t help but like, even though he must be one of the shadiest heroes in the history of heroes there is something about the way that he gets into your head while you are reading that makes you want to trust him no matter how many signs may be pointing to the contrary. I love the tension between Barrons and Mac; there is the teacher student aspect, but also the hint of a very slowly developing hint at something more. It’s their relationship that is keeping me interested at this point as well as where on earth Moning is taking us after that ending.

I am a little torn by this series, because I honestly don’t know why I like it, I read it, I enjoy it while reading it but there is never and urge to finish, never an urge to pick up the net book, even with the cliff-hanger ending of Faefever I am not rushing to find out what comes next and yet I know I will, I’ll remember to buy the next book and eventually I’ll read it but there is no incessant need like with some of the other series I follow, it’s relaxing in a way almost, but entirely confusing.

Moning’s writing is a pleasure to read, the images she creates are realistic, her characters are three dimensional – even the secondary characters are all very fleshed out. It has a pull to it whilst reading and staying power, although I may not think about this series much while I’m not reading it I had no trouble picking up from where I left of when I started Faefever.

Faefever was a great continuation of the Fever series, I am curious to find out how the story plays out in Dreamfever.

I give Faefever 4 stars.

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Amanda-Lee is a proudly addicted reader and writer from Sydney. She lives with her wonderful husband and their more like a baby than a kitten Hamish. Amanda-Lee has been blogging for 4 years now and is a lover of all genres, though she does have a tendancy to stray towards the weird and wonderful concotions in the paranormal and fantasy genres. In addition to being the Winged Lover on BLI she also runs the book blog StoryWings.

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  • aurian July 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I agree with you, I also don’t know why I kept on reading, as I did not particularly like the main characters. I guess I just wanted it over with, or I was waiting for the connection with her historical / time travel Highlanders. I loved those books.
    I do know it will be a few years before I start the Dani books.

    • Amanda July 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      Yeah the Dani books don’t even begin to interst me. I didn’t know there was a connecting highlander series. As long as it’s not romance I might pick it up.

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