This book is off the chain!! the series is amazing!
you have no clue what you're missing out on. even if you don't like this genre, i'll garuntee you'll love it!
it's a great book to escape into, yet you walk away w/ things for your mind to chew on.
it's amazing and a MUST READ! don't wish for it...many wont post it. Go out and by it! NOW (however, you need to read the FIRST book in the series first, which is Darkfever. These are NOT stand alone novels and will not make sense w/o them. also, from her highlander series, you have cross over characters and more info into the Fever world)
Moning's books have layers, are complex, somewhat heavy and well-researched books! you will love her style, skill, and wit!
also, her books are in audio format! Phil G does the highlander series and the 4th book in the Fever series (with Natalie). His voice is orgasmic!
Just finished the book and all I can say is "WOW!" I loved it - I am already having withdrawls for the next one - jeez, talk about suspense! Great book, great series, great author. I love how she ties in the Highlander series into this one and love how you think you know what is going to happen next, only to have the rug ripped out from under you. Lots more revelations in this book as well as some new secrets to desire answers for.
If you haven't read this series, start now! You don't need to read the Highlander series first but it might help with some of the questions about those characters from these books (i.e. mentions Adam and the Keltar clan). However, you must read the Fever series in order to fully understand.
So, when is the next one coming out? Seriously, I want to know...
Whatever you do, do NOT start this book until you have the next one in your hot little hands --- or I promise you that you will drop everything you're doing to find a bookstore that has a copy NOW! This whole series has been an amazing rollercoaster ride, and this installment is no different. But the cliffhanger!!!! Ms. Moning - have mercy on your fans!
This is one of the best books of the series. Mac is really growing as a heroine, and the action was fast-paced and suspenseful. And what an ending! The cliffhanger keeps you guessing long after you finish the book.
This is the fourth book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. There are five books planned for this series and the fifth book "Shadowfever" is scheduled to release in January of 2011. Much to my dismay I am finally caught up in this series and am stuck with everyone else dealing with the absolutely horrible cliffhanger that happened at the end of this book. This was the best book of the series so far (I know I keep saying that for each additional book, but it is true).
This book starts up right where Faefever left off. Mac is being tortured by the Dark Unseelie Princes and has been turned into a Beast enslaved by the sexual urges the Unseelie Princes project. With Mac out of her mind Dani narrates the beginning of this book. Of course, Mac (kind of) bounces back (was there ever any doubt that she would?). What she has become after the torture she has endured is something different than what she was. This book is about vengeance and Mac, with Dani at her side, will personally try to annihilate all of the Unseelie from Dublin.
This was an absolutely awesome book. So much happens and Mac changes so much as a character. The flowery Mac is replaced by a Mac who is vengeance personified. That is not to say "old Mac" is gone, it is just that she is muted.
If Faefever dealt more with V'lane; than this book is more about Barron. We learn more about him in this book than in any other book so far. We still don't learn enough and I still wasn't satisfied with what we do learn...but I guess I will have to be patient. We also learn more about Mac's Seelie Seer powers and the additional powers that she is developing. A lot is learned about the the history of the Fae and how their world works too.
There is a ton of action in this book; in fact it is relentless. There were times I just wished Mac had a second where someone wasn't trying to kill her. In fact at times the relentless action got a little monotonous; but overall I still enjoyed it. This is definitely a straight urban fantasy; not much romance at all. Moning's writing style is engaging, yet pretty average. The plot is well done but not spectacular. The areas where Moning really shines are characterization and world-building.
Again there is a huge cliffhanger. I could not believe it, even given all the previous cliffhangers, this one left me with my mouth hanging open and frantically trying to find the rest of the pages in the book. Only there weren't any. So now I am stuck with the rest of the Fever fans waiting desperately for Shadowfever... I am really not a fan of authors torturing their readers, I think if you are a skilled enough writer you can complete the novel with decent closure and still have people desperate to read your next book. I think ending books with cliffhangers is more like forcing people to read the next book and sells you a bit short as a writer; wouldn't you rather have people read your books because they love your writing?
Overall an excellent addition to this series. I love what Moning is doing with Mac's character and love how we are finally getting to explore the Fae world. I can't wait for Shadowfever to be released. Moning's strong point is definitely characterization and world-building. Readers should be ware though, this book has another horrible cliffhanger ending.