Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

16 Jan

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Hardback: $26.00
Delacorte Press (August 2009)
ISBN: 978-0-385-34163-9

Favorite Lines: “I’d thought I’d lost everything. I hadn’t. I stared at the person who lay dead on the floor of the forest. The person I’d helped kill. Now I’d lost everything.” (p.362)

MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell. In the New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest-and most erotically charged-adventure of her life.

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought-and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as she rallies the sidhe-seers to fight an impossible battle, and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth-about herself, and about the world she thought she knew.

Dreamfever is book four of Karen Marie Moning’s fever series. There is one more book in the series, Shadowfever. It will be released Jan. 18, 2011.

The previous book, Faefever, left us in a horrible place…Mac had been captured by the Unseelie fae princes. These creatures are badass, death-by-sex fae. Looking at them can make your eyes bleed while turning you on. Crazy, huh? Once you’ve had sex with them all you can think about is sexual gratification; it’s called being Pri-ya. So when Mac is rescued, it all falls down to discovering if she can be brought back from Pri-ya.

The obvious answer is yes or else there would be no more books in the series. The method used to do so…well, it’s complicated.

Dreamfever is the hardest book out of the series to read. Why? It is all about taking away a woman’s choice to have or not have sex. It starts with a blatant rape and evolves to unwillingly given orgasms and mindless sex. For anyone to be that helpless is painful to read about. But there is so much more in the book.

Dani, the superfast Sidhe-seer, has a major role in the story. We find out more about Barrons and a little bit of V’lane’s feelings are shown, but a lot of the story is built around finding hope in a devastated city.

I love the story. My favorite lines are the final four sentences in the book, so you can imagine the emotional rollercoaster the story took me on. My biggest concern is how Moning manages to wrap up the story in the next book which will be released in two days. God how did all y’all read this book in 2009 and manage to wait till 2011 to find out what happened. I hope I have hair when this is over.

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2 Responses to “Review: Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning”

  1. Julie January 16, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Chapter 4 is the best chapter EVER! And Barrons in that chapter…SO AWESOME! Also this is the worst cliffhanger book in the history of the whole world. Okay, maybe not, but it was for me. Can’t wait until Tuesday!!!

  2. scooper January 16, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    Yeah, I liked the seeing the good in Barrons. I’m sure it was no hardship for him to do what he did, but I think he has experience. And I agree…the WORST cliffhanger EVER! I will be spending some of my phone money on it Tuesday.

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