“Absolutely fantastic visual representation of Moning's Fever series! Every character was spot on and I flat out loved the spicy element!”see full review » see other reviews »
“Love the maga nice”shannel j wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely fantastic visual representation of Moning's Fever series! Every character was spot on and I flat out loved the spicy element! ”josieD wrote this review Thursday, November 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really cool!”CoffeeAddict wrote this review Friday, October 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i liked the graphics very Awesome. liked the story to.”sherri w wrote this review Saturday, October 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Artwork was amazing. ”Tricia wrote this review Monday, September 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it..”Lacy M wrote this review Thursday, September 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
I am a mega fan of Karen Marie Moning so I just had to check this graphic novel out. FEVER MOON: THE FEAR DORCHA is a brand new story that happens around Dreamfever/Shadowfever time. If you haven’t finished reading the series, there is some mention of events that happen in the books that will be spoilery, so read at your own risk! I liked the story with The Fear Dorcha. He’s was an unusual villain, but I thought the adaptation of Moning’s storyline into a graphic novel worked well. Every word counted and it was very tight and precise. It even captured the love/hate relationship between Mac and Barrons that are so essential in the Fever books. So much so, that it had me smirking as I read this book, reminding me of the times when I first read the Fever series.
Every major character in the Fever series makes an appearance, the only exception being V’lane. He is only mentioned in passing. But Barrons, Mac, Dani, Kat, Ryoden and even Rowena are all present. It was nice to see the visual adaptation since they are so vastly different from what I picture in my head.
The number one reason I got this graphic novel is because of the art. I love Al Rio and I loved his depiction of Mac. She’s just so hot! I love the way he is able to infuse such sensuality in every single one of his pages. It’s one of his special gifts. If you don’t know already, tragedy hit while making this graphic novel. In the few years it took to make this, they lost Al Rio. In his place, they brought in fellow Brazilian artist, Cliff Richards to come in to finish the last chapter. You can definitely see the difference in art work. I hate to say this but I much prefer Rio’s artwork to Richards’. But I feel like if the entire novel was illustrated by Richards’, I wouldn’t have made this one complaint. It just felt that in comparison to Rio’s book, Cliff’s part didn’t have the essence of the Fever series that Rio so expertly captured with his drawings. Nevertheless, I love the colors and thought that this was worthwhile.
The Bonus stuff:
At the end of the graphic novel, Moning writes a few pages that include her random notes on the Fever series. These include spoilers and character notes. There are also a few prelim sketches of each of the major characters so readers can see what it takes to make a picture come to life. All this is great if you’re interested in art as I am.
The Bottom Line?
Fans of the Fever series will definitely enjoy this adaptation. Though I don’t think it encompasses all that KMM is able to infuse in her books, there’s still a lot here that captures the Fever world and KMM’s style. It was an enjoyable read.
“Although I enjoyed the original books in the series much more, this was good. The main problem I had with it it that though the art is well done, it did not match the pictures I had in my head, having read the 5 book series before seeing this. Considering how highly sexualized the books are, though, I had fears of it being much more graphic.”Kirsten C wrote this review Friday, August 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was fantastic but def an adult Graphic Novel and not for a younger audience. I adore the Fever books and found Barrons in color on the page to be a delight. Mac is a bad-ass. Now I need to re-read all the books! I cannot wait for Iced to come out - squee!!!”Linsey wrote this review Saturday, July 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No