Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Fever Series 5-Book Bundle: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I LOVE this series! A quick disclaimer though...I own and read the books individually but wanted to post a review on my blog that encompassed the whole series.
This is the story of MacKayla "Mac" Lane. Her sister, Alina, has been murdered while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Unable to get satisfactory results over the phone, Mac leaves for Dublin in hopes of finding her sister's murderer.
Once in Dublin Mac starts to discover all is not as it appears. So much so that the wall separating our reality and the world of Faery has weakened and the fae are mixing with the human population. Mac can see through the fae glamour. Which opens up a whole world of questions about what is going on, and who or what she is.
In trying to find the answers to her questions Mac meets all manner of interesting characters and discovers she is a sidhe-seer and a rare one at that. She is also able to detect fae objects of power within her proximity...making her very useful to certain factions. Ultimately there is a race against time to find the biggest of fae power objects, the Sinsar Dubh...the book of all fae magic. The book is a sentient and evil being that can transform into a beast and causes chaos and death in it's wake. Everyone wants the book for the power it holds, but the question is whether who holds it can stem the tide of death and destruction?
This is a journey like no other. Moning has created VERY memorable characters and a story and sub-plots that keep me coming back for more. She is a fantastic writer whose "turn of phrase" is so quote-worth. One of the lines that is often repeated is... "Hope strengthens fear kills". It's a major theme of the book. And it is so true. There are so many instances during this series that Moning, very thoughtfully and beautifully, expresses thoughts everyone can relate to and many we should live by. If for no other reason, this book should be read for the beauty inherent in her writing.
I've read this series more than once and will continue to read it again and again...continually enthralled in Monings words and ideas. Not to mention the HOT Jericho Barrons!
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 9:45 AM