Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Fever Series 5++++ Stars

Darkfever Description:
MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister's death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book - because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

Bloodfever Description:
I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who'd get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I've learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh - a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious. For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.…

Faefever Description:
Changed by the choices she made in order to survive, Mac no longer is the naïve, idealistic, and glamorous girl newly arrived in Dublin. Now, on a quest to find her sister's killer, she is a major player in a deadly game, but with one great advantage: she knows how to find the one thing Fae and human alike are willing to kill for - the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book of magic so dark it corrupts anyone who touches it. What Mac soon discovers, however, is worse than she had imagined. Surrounded by treachery, her enemies indistinguishable from her allies, she can be certain of only one thing - as All Hallows' Eve approaches, her time is running out.

My Thoughts:
I loved this series. I didn't think I would so I had avoided this series for a long time. I'm not a big fan of the story being told in the 1st person . After I listened to Sugar Daddy and Blue Eyed Devil it didn't bother me as much and decided to give this series a chance. So I downloaded all three books and listened to them back to back to back. I loved them!! I had read enough about the series to know that they were more urban fantasy then romance and that each one ended with a cliffhanger. I love Mac and her struggle to survive when she doesn't know who to trust. I love Jericho and hope he is a good guy!! If he isn't I will be very disappointed. If you love romance, but are looking for something different check out this series.

I can't wait for Dreamfever due out in Sept. 09


Cindy W said...

I love this series too! I listened to the first and read the last 2, but I am listening to them now before the release. Glad you liked them!

Randi said...

You're one of the reasons I decided to give the series a chance!! SO thank-you!

Amy C said...

I have debated and debated whether or not I should read this series. I really love her Highlander books, but am still not sure about this one. Maybe I just need to buy the first book and have it on hand in case I should get the itch to read it, then it's there :).

Randi said...

Hi Amy,
I was the same way. As long as you know it's not really a romance. I don't think you will be disappointed.

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Randi!

Thanks for following!!

I love Karen Marie Moning! Her Fever Series is great IMPO. I love Mac and Jericho, and can't wait to see what happens in Dreamfever, especially seeing how Faefever ended.

Have you tried her Highlander Series, The McKelter's? It is fantastic, romance and fantasy, rolled into one sweet package.

Dottie :)

Randi said...

Hi Dottie,
I read the 1st book in her Highland Series a long time ago.

Have you seen the cover for Dreamfever?