Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385341653
Branch Call Number: F MONIN-K
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm


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DBRL_KrisA Feb 26, 2019

Enjoying this series a lot more now. There's a lot of action, MacKayla is learning more about herself, and things are really coming to a head. I'll come back and read the final installment soon.

There are two things that still really bother me about the series. I've mentioned both of them before. The first is the absolute hateful way Mac and Barrons interact. It's beyond the love/hate relationship we're expecting; I don't know if future events in the book reveal the reason for this, but for me it actually detracts from the book.

The second thing is the concept of abuse - verbal, physical, and sexual. Mac is gang raped by the Unseelie Princes, and the only way for Barrons to bring her out of it... is for him to have months and months of sex with her? And when it's all over - no remorse. No "I'm sorry, it was the only way, I hate that I had to do it". What are you teaching young women, author?

Jul 17, 2016

the Fever series is incredible. A little hard to read due to all the Old Irish terms, but there is a pronunciation glossary in each book which helps. I have never read anything even close to this. Very good

Jun 01, 2016

I can't even.

Hugely entertaining, Dreamfever had me devouring it in less than a day with the action notched up a thousand times, and Mac no closer to any answers. In fact, people have become more confusing with no clear indication of their loyalties and deep secrets.

After three books, I'm finally appreciating the way the plot had been spread across the series, giving us rare instances of true insight among the sea of predictable actions, hissy fits, redundancies and red herrings.

The fae world is still developing, revealing itself more and more deadly. The only thing I've learned to do is hold onto something and ride this story out to its conclusion

Monikan21 Feb 17, 2015

Book 4 of Fever series, preceded by Faefever and followed by Shadowfever. Wow, great book with a great cliffhanger ending. Do not read this book until you have Shadowfever waiting. I still can't get over what happened AWC (after walls crushed). I love Mac and Barrons and Dani.

forbesrachel Sep 15, 2013

They failed. The worlds have merged. Mackayla was raped. For the first time, the series is narrated from another's perspective. Dani's voice comes off as headstrong and a bit immature, she is at that awkward stage in life, and her thoughts match that. It is an unusal move, but the whole world has just been thrown into chaos, so having a mind like hers describe things, is not a bad idea. She becomes our eyes while Mac is incapacitated, nicely summing up all that is happening to the sidhe-seers and Mac. Mac is locked in herself, she got abandoned by the men, who suck, for not being there when she needed them; Dani's colourful additions always make her feelings on certain subjects very clear.
Mac's rehabilitation comes from Barrons, who slowly presses her into remembering things while sating her desires. Throughout the series, Mac gives some very practical advice to a generation that thinks too liberally about sex, even during this part, she continues to discuss this. When she wakes up, Mac 4.0 is angrier than ever, and has discovered a hidden side to herself.
While V'lane and Barrons remain untrustworthy, she finally has one ally that is completely faithful, in Dani she has found a sister, one she knows cares for her, and she in turn likes. With all the male romanicing going on in this book, it is nice to see a good chunk is balanced with sisterly love.
In this new world, there are new rules to learn, and mankind quickly learns them; not much attention is given to this, but it does flesh out the world a bit. Some like Jayne find ways to fight, others develop an unnatural devotion to the Unseelie, Mac focuses on finding things out. She learns a lot more about her family, but the most relevant information is once again denied to her and the reader.
In an unexpected development, Mac finds herself lost in the silvers. While shifting through the worlds trying to find her way home, she finally makes the call to IYD. What turns up is not completely unexpected, but sure shocks Mac.
Dreamfever sees a world in chaos, and shows how the world handles it. We see the beginnings Mac's true form, not to mention the true forms of a few other characters. Stripped down to their essences, it leaves you feeling excited, for hints that were laid out in previous books are finally getting tied together.

LaimaA Jan 16, 2013

Oh. My. God! Chapter 4! This book is thrillingly good. It will be so sad when I reach the end of this series. Moning has a gift for creating fully-realized imaginary worlds, and her dialogue and narration are second to none.

Dec 03, 2012

I didn't like the heroine of this series when I started the first book, because she was like Barbie. Turns out, the author meant to do that so she could shoe the journey from Barbie to kick-ass heroine. So I'm glad I stuck with Ms Moning.

Nov 26, 2012

Great series. Wish there was another book about Mac and Barons.

Mar 19, 2012

The walls between the human and the Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest — & erotically charged —adventure of her life. The Lord Master has stolen her past, but Mac will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. As Jericho Barrons and the Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge. Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth — about herself, her sister, and about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.

Natillez Feb 28, 2011

Can't wait to read Shadowfever.

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