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Book Reviews of Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4)

Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4)
Dreamfever - Fever, Bk 4
Author: Karen Marie Moning
ISBN-13: 9780385341653
ISBN-10: 0385341652
Publication Date: 8/25/2009
Pages: 388
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 248 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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23 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
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!
clio11 avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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...
carlamo avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 269 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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!
ophelia99 avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 2527 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
clarkstonmom avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I waited a year for this book and just finally got it 2 days ago! Couldn't put it down, and like everyone else, I felt like I was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie...you know how you are always left hanging?? Frustrating, but yes, gives me so much to chew on! Can't wait for the next one..I love Karen Moning's books, have read the entire Highlander series and loved everyone, I love how they are entertwined with the characters from the Fever series! Looking forward to reading more!
froot avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 178 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read. Macayla is faced with discovering who she really is from within. This 4th book of the series is about perserverance and inner strength. You can really feel how much Mac has grown in this book. Unfortunately, experience is the best teacher. Forced to go to the absolute most horrible place a person can go, and then returning from it...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger in this case. AND.. YOU WILL need the next book in the series, "Shadowfever" to finish this one. There is one wicked cliffhanger at the end of the book.
pianoducky avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This series is very difficult to review without giving out spoilers. Let's just say it's worth the read, and a previous reviewer was correct---don't even start this one until you have _Shadowfever_ (or an ereader and an extra $12). I finished this at 1 in the morning and immediately, no second thoughts, reached for my Kindle and downloaded the next book because I had to know if what I thought happened in the cliffhanger was really the outcome.
katkeen avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 71 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
OMG....this book was amazing! I can not put into words how awesome this book is!!
cmoonlight avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 47 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This Fever Series is the most fascinating, consuming, FRUSTRATING thing I have ever read. I could not stop following this series now even if I wanted to. Once again, the book picks up after the cliff-hanger at the end of FaeFever. Mac has been turned Pryia by the Unseelie Princes and Dublin is a mess. I won't give any more details because I don't want to spoil it for other readers.

Once again, Karen Moning gives us more questions than answers. I mean, can we PLEASE be able to identify what Barrons is??? It's been 4 books already. And once again, we come to an ending that resolves nothing and leaves us on ANOTHER cliff-hanger (literally). I am pleased to see that Mac is developing into a much stronger character than the "Pretty in Pink" barbie she was at the beginning of the series.

All in all, I give the book 4 stars because we did get a closer look at some of the other characters like Dani, Ryoden, Jayne, and the other sidhe-seer. We still don't know what makes them who they are, but its more than we knew before. All I can say is that Shadowfever BETTER answer EVERY POSSIBLE QUESTION...and it better make sense. Every character that we have read about since the first book needs to have closure...not just Mac and Barrons.
scollins avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Beginning a new series with a new author is always a gamble, the MacKaylaa Lane series is worth the risk! I was pulled into the story from book one!

Book four is my favorite of the series so far! The ending oh!!! KMM your killing me... Thankfully I waited to read the series until now and the Fifth and final book has been released. I am on my way to the bookstore to purchase it now!!

Dreamfever was a rollercoaster!!
ASJ avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 338 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
REally good. I didn't like the begining much, but I couldn't stop reading it. The Plot and the characters get more complex. I will hate waiting 1 year for the final book in the series Shadowfever. Read this series in order it will make no sense otherwise. I also recommend reading her Highlander romance series as some of the minor characters are cross overs and will make more sense to the plot line. This series is much more complex than her highlander series.
donkeycheese avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 1255 more book reviews
Just when you think youve lost everything, you find something worth saving.

MacKayla Mac Lane is a sidhe-seer; a person Fae magic doesnt work on. She is also an OOP Detector; she has the unique ability to sense objects of power. She uses her talents to fight against the dark Fae before they tear down the wall between their realm and the human one.

But on Halloween night, Mac gets trapped in an old church with the dark Unseelie Princes; Death, Pestilence, Famine, and War. They are death-by-sex Fae and they take turns with Mac until all she craves is sex. She is saved by a young sidhe-seer, Dani, who has superhuman speed. However Mac is only a shell of whom she once was.

Jerricho Barrons has taught Mac most of what she knows about the Fae and he is not about to give up on her now, even if she doesnt remember who she is or desire anything besides sex. He spends months with Mac at one of his houses, giving into all her insatiable desires. But the dark Fae have breached the wall and are killing the humans. He needs Mac back to help save them all.
Slowly, Mac becomes more human and less beast. She remembers everything and is soon back in the fight, but it may be too late. This time the Lord Master has her parents.

DREAMFEVER is an adrenaline rush from cover to cover. MacKaylas character matures and grows and we get a deeper glimpse into Barrons past. The cliffhanger ending will have you begging for the next installment. Karen Marie Moning has penned another winner. Absolutely Superb!
sasfras72 avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on
I just can't get enough of this series. I love everything about it. This book, as the fourth of the series, did not disappoint. The character development of Mac and Barrons in this book was beautiful. And as this book came to it's dramatic conclusion, I was scrambling to find the next book. Thank the Lord that I had it on hand! The story is pure magic. The intricate weaving of all of these threads into a story that holds us captive, eagerly waiting and anticipating, what will come next. I want to savor it, and yet I find myself gobbling it up, unable to stop.
reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 2 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book so much I just hate that she leaves u hanging on the edge at the very end! I can not wait till i can read the last book. I think the outcome is gonna be on my mind till i get my hands on the book! LOL
KellitaJ avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 550 more book reviews
Dreamfever is exciting and well written,(if you've read the other 3 books) but can we talk about that ending??? Who do you think died??? I dread having to wait a year or MORE to find out the answer to the best cliff hanging ending Moning's ever written. Please e-mail me at Kellitaj@aol.com if you wanna talk about who may have died at the end of this story.
wutaday avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 2 more book reviews
LOVED the book. It was great, couldn't put it down. The whole Fever series has been great, cannot wait until the next book comes out!!!
reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 1044 more book reviews
This is a very compelling and FRUSTRATING series. Moning has created an incredible world. We are given so many hints, but no real answers, and this is book 4! Mac's transformation from clueless southern belle to tough leather clad fighter who's trying to save the world rocks, but we still don't know what Barrons is! I feel like I can't even decide whether or not I like it until I have the chance to read book 5 and see how it all will fit together. If you like your books to wrap up neatly at the end, this is not the read for you. I miss "hearing" parts of the story from other points of view, although Moning makes it very clear in her afterward that it's an intentional choice on her part.
solarawynn avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 724 more book reviews
Have enjoyed all of this series. Was over too quick,and have a long wait for the next book.
Bookfanatic avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on
Wow! This has more action and suspense than the previous three books in the series. This isn't a stand alone story. Don't start the Fever series with Dreamfever. This book is also steamier than the previous book. Given Mac's priya status, you know that sex has to be a part of the book, but those sections are not overly graphic.

Mac is reborn after the terrible ordeal in the last book. She wakes up from the incident not remembering anything about herself. She's saved from the Unseelie Princes not by Barrons or V'Lane, but by a rather most unexpected secondary character. However, Barrons has a big part to play in the story. This book takes the relationship between Mac and Barrons to a whole another level. It's a pity their first time together happens the way it does because it deprives the reader of knowing what would have happened had Mac been herself.

I thought the previous book was dark, but this book is even darker. Mac is very strong. She has new abilities. With help from Barrons, Mac manages to overcome what happened to her in the previous book. The "help" Barrons gives her surprised me. He showed a completely different side of his character. He brought her out of her priya state, but Mac being Mac still distrusts him. There were moments in the book where I felt that, had she said something else rather than what she said, their relationship would have gone a different way instead of the usual angsty, push and pull relationship they have with each other. It seemed like he was waiting for something from her and she was too obtuse or too guarded to say it. He's the type of person who won't say "I love you" in words, but rather through actions. He does a lot in this book that shows how much he cares for Mac. If you're looking for romance the way romance books are written, you'll be disappointed. Barrons isn't the mushy type. However, if you want him to stay in character and take care of Mac, you'll like this book. This isn't a romance novel like Moning's Highlander books. The Fever series is urban fantasy/action with a dash of sexual tension between the hero and heroine. Barrons is like Bones in the Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost. Neither one apologizes for who they are. You take them as they are in their entirety or you don't. They not your classic good-guy heroes, but neither are they antiheroes either.

The ending in this book is a major cliffhanger. It blows all the cliffhangers in the previous Fever books. The cliffhanger reveals something about Barrons that up to now we haven't learned although if you read this book carefully, especially what Mac calls Barrons when she's in her priya state, you'll realize the author heavily foreshadows that bit of information about Barrons.
reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 48 more book reviews
This book took off on fire and I couldn't put it down...WOW...is all I can say! I have been wishing for more and I got it! I wish it could have been delievered in a little different package but, there it was. Now This book ends in a total cliff hanger that left me without breath. I am so glad that the final book is out and I don't have to wait. Mac is reborn again and she is more kick ass than ever. She keeps under estimating herself and rising above the challanges she faces. With two super hot hotties obviously pineing for her I hope she can find HEA in the next intallment!
VCD3 avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 196 more book reviews
Do the whole "fever" series .. well worth the time investment.
swampmolly avatar reviewed Dreamfever (Fever, Bk 4) on + 150 more book reviews
Boring, Boring, Boring! No story in first 75 pages. Hope book 5 is better. Have been very disappointed w/this series since has gotten more tedious & boring as series progresses.
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