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“Karen Marie Moning is the best paranormal romance author in publication today. Her stories are so much more complex and intricate then your average bodice ripper. I love how she threads mythology, history and science throughout her stories. An added bonus is that she is an exceptional...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Probably my favorite of the series so far. The fae have taken over Dublin and much of the world. Ended on such a cliffhanger, I have to get the final installment today. Mac still irritates me, some of the storyline is still bizarre to me--yet I gotta know!!!!”Nicki m wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Full review here: http://blog.butterflytempest.net/book-review-dreamfever/
Holy smokes this was an adventure-filled book. Dreamfever certainly turned up the drama and the intrigue, that’s for certain. The first 50 pages or so are very different to the rest of the novels, and they have good reason to be. I actually enjoyed the fact that given Mac’s changed point-of-view, the writing/storytelling style changed for that amount of time. Did I like the Mac that emerged from that. Not exactly. As much as what she went through should have changed her, she sort of forgot who her essential self was for a while afterwards. It wasn’t until she started dressing like Mac and sometimes being a bit silly that I knew we hadn’t lost her for good.
Jericho Barrons is pretty much an ass. But he also has a very-well hidden side to him that seems to show up most when Mac is seriously injured. Mind you, they both should have done the horizontal tango before now and they would probably be a lot better off.
Rowena needs to stop being such a stubborn old cow and let the sidhe-seers fight, train them up and show them how to use their arts properly. I wanna smack her about some, maybe knock some sense into that head of hers.
The ending. Well damn I was glad to have the next book waiting for me to read it. I would have hated having to wait to find out what happens next (I’ll post that review tomorrow.). What a cliffhanger though. It was a really, really mean one. I was pretty sure I had worked it out, but then there was a small chance that it was going to work out slightly differently, and I was like “I’d rather it be the second option”.”
“HOLY CRAP! This was an incredible ride. In an attempt to avoid spoilers, all I can say is you will see Mac go through another level of her own transformation, Barrons in a way you've never seen him, and see even deeper into the Abbey and the world of sidhe-seers, left with more questions, worry, and anxiousness as Mac's situation grows ever more complicated. Cannot wait to read the next one!”Kimberly Sams wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“2nd time reading this book...
This is probably my favorite book of the series...no wait, it's for sure my favorite. This is where we truly get to see how much Barrons cares even while pretending not to. And this is where I officially fell in love with him! Mac has been driven to her lowest point and it's only through Barrons that she finds her way back again. We also get to see more of Dani and the sidhe seers. I love Dani, she's just such a fun character to read. And finally, we get to see what all those silvers are about. Cliff hanger of course, but at least I have Shadowfever waiting for me!”
“Excellent book! So intense! I don’t want this series to end!”Lisa M wrote this review Sunday, January 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The fourth book in the series seemed to drag a little for me. I think I'm ready for all to be revealed about Barrons, the book, and everything else. I'm hoping that the last book will wrap up nicely and the world will be saved from the evil fae. Go Team Mac...and Barrons.”Allison J wrote this review Saturday, January 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this one much better. Still hardly any answers, but I can't wait to read the 5th one!”Breana B wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
She expertly teases you to the point of sobbing, until you’re dying from anticipation. When you think you know what to expect, she completely turns you for a loop and you are left feeling exasperated. But even when you don’t think you can handle anymore, her writing gnaws at you until you give in to your next fix. ~ Under the Covers
MONING KNOWS HOW TO FUCK WITH ME!
She expertly teases you to the point of sobbing, until you’re dying from anticipation. When you think you know what to expect, she completely turns you for a loop and you are left feeling exasperated. But even when you don’t think you can handle anymore, her writing gnaws at you until you give in to your next fix.
I’ve grown mad over this series and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
DREAMFEVER was my favourite of the Fever series. Reading about Mac again was such a thrilling ride! She’s definitely one of my favourite heroines in UF. After the ending in Faefever, I nearly lost it. I sprinted to my shelves to grab Dreamfever and read the first two chapters. The emotions rolled through me but still, I found I way to stop myself. I purposely waited until the release of Shadowfever so that I wouldn’t have to wait such a long period between books.With how Dreamfever ended, I’m sooo damn glad I waited this long! Shadowfever is patiently waiting on my ereader at the moment and I am so eager to devour it next!
Mac is such a fierce heroine! I absolutely loved reading from her POV. I loved the differences in writing style when she wasPri-ya and then later on for the rest of the book. I don’t think I can rave about her enough! Love her!
Then there’s Dani whom I fecking adore! I seriously love this kid. She has some of the best lines in the book. Here’s one of my favourites:
“I been wearing sandals a lot, even though it’s cold. What a way to go: death-by-shoe Shade. I grin. I have a black sense of humor. You try living my life, see what color yours turns.”
The fact that some of the early chapters are from her POV was great! I can’t get enough of her!
Barrons aka the love of my life - I never thought I would be so infatuated with a fictional character like him, but I am. You can probably guess which my favourite scenes with him were. Probably the most interesting thing was when Mac got glimpses into Barrons mind. So worth reading the series just for those little moments.
I could go on forever. Seriously. But I’ll stop for now.
“I was talking to V’lane, old woman, not you.”
“He doesn’t answer to you.”
“Really?” I laughed. “You think he answers to you?” Only a fool would think a Fae Prince answered to anyone. Especially when one needed one.
“Are you fighting over me, MacKayla? I find this…attractive.” V’lane tossed his golden head. “I have seen this in humans before. It is called jealousy.”
“If that’s what you think, you have a problem interpreting subtle human emotions. It’s not called jealously. It’s called ‘you’re pissing me off’”
“Is far more shapely than last I saw it.”
“She’s been working out,” Dani snickered.
“You have no business at it,” I said.
“But Barrons does?” The temperature in the room dropped sharply.
“Before this one, they were good brain candy. This one made it addictive and I raced through this one and Shadowfever.”Susan S wrote this review Wednesday, December 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“While the Fever series has excellent world building, a compelling story arc and intriguing characters, Barrons and Ryordan in particular, the first person, limited narrative from Mac's perspective is problematic mainly due to the fact that she is the type of heroine who makes me want to throw the book against the wall. Thankfully, Mac finally matures in this installment and most of the aspects of her personality that I despise are no longer in evidence. Moreover, her revolting reactions to V'lane are gone, thank goodness, and she is slowly coming into her own as a powerful Sidhe Seer.
The banter between Mac and Barrons is the highlight of the book (the beginning is absolutely fantastic once you get past the circumstances leading up to it). The thing that irks me about their relationship is his inability to explain himself and tendency to lash out when he feels helpless, and her inability to see beneath his harsh facade to the true motivation and emotion behind his actions.
The questions concerning Barrons's true identity remain unresolved although I am slowly developing my own theory and it will be interesting to see if it pans out.
The plot progresses in small increments with some interesting twists and turns, however, there are still too many unnecessarily drawn out scenes, particularly the section focusing on the silvers and traveling between worlds, which detract from the tension and suspense of Mac's ongoing conflict with the LM and her relationship with Barrons.
Overall, the series is worth reading despite its shortcoming although I recommend being in possession of all five books at the outset as each one ends on a cliffhanger that leaves you both annoyed and exhilarated.”