Review: Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

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Review: Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie MoningDreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning
Published by Delacorte Press on August 13, 2009
Genres: Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: eBook (529 pages)
Source: Library
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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.

four-stars

Proceed With Caution:

This book contains death, violence, gore, rape, dubious consent, and murder.

The Basics:

Dreamfever is the fourth book of the Fever series and picks up exactly where the third left off, so do yourself a favor and go read Faefever before continuing. Mac is still our narrator, but she is not the girl we once knew. Introduction by thirteen year old Dani!

My Thoughts:

Dreamfever starts right where Faefever left off: with Mac sandwiched between three (or was it four?) Unseelie princes. She has managed to get herself into the worst possible situation, and I couldn’t get enough! That probably makes me a terrible person, but I was here for it. I actually really enjoyed those first several chapters with “savage” Mac. I know it’s an awful situation, but I was invested 100%.

We finally get to see several new sides to Barrons in Dreamfever as he’s Mac’s knight in shining leather. He’s oddly tender and caring (but definitely forceful) as he attempts to bring Mac back to herself. It was a nice change from his evasive and demanding former self, even if he was still doing it for selfish reasons. Or was he? I think his motivation goes deeper than that, since he seems to be in competition with V’lane over her. Although V’lane continues to prove himself over and over again. Or does he?

There is plenty of action and some major revelations regarding the Lord Master. Is he really the bad guy, or is he just another person tangled up in the mess the Fae have created? We definitely don’t get any answers about anything, but we get some more misshapen pieces to the puzzle that is the Sinsar Subh and this so-called “prophecy.” The mystery just keeps building, making this addition to the Fever series a non-stop page turner! I finished in less than a day this second time around.

Make sure you have Shadowfever on hand when reading this, because that is the steepest cliffhanger you will be left hanging from. It was the one thing that I did remember from reading this nearly nine years ago. I knew it was coming, but I still wasn’t prepared for it.

Quotes from Dreamfever:

Desire is. There is no judgement between animals. No right or wrong. Lust is. Pleasure is the way of beasts. (page 42)

“‘Complicated’ is just another word for ‘I screwed up and am making excuses!'” (page 65)

“And I’m telling you, choose better movies, eat your vegetables, floss, and treat yourself with respect, because if you don’t, nobody else will.” (page 201)

There’s a fine line between being stupid and knowing you have to test your limits if you want to do any real living at all. (page 352)

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