Thursday, November 5, 2009
"Dreamfever" by Karen Marie Moning
My rating 4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis from Amazon.com:
"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 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 cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear 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 her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew. "
This is the fourth book in the Fever series featuring MacKayla Lane. I still have to say that I prefer Moning's Highlander series to the Fever series, but it is a very colorful world to enter. If you are new to the series I would recommend starting at the beginning rather than with this one, but she does review the details enough that it could be a stand alone book.
I like MacKayla and I've enjoyed seeing her grow and come into her own more, she has matured but still has some ways to go. As with the last book, the ending frustrated me. Cliff hanger endings always remind me of the end of the year for tv shows and how they often end in a way that you feel like you need to watch them again in the fall to see what happens. At the end of the last book you were in doubt about whether or no Mac would survive, since this book has now been written that is no longer in doubt but there is a new cliff hanger to wonder about until sometime next year when the final book is published. While my memory of the first two books is a little fuzzier I think they all ended on a question.
The Fae creatures and castes she creates are wonderfully awful, it was the perfect book to be reading around Halloween for me because of all the fantasy creatures Moning created. I can't wait to see what is resolved and discovered in the next book.