Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever (#4)
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.
Honestly, I started this re-read with full expectations that I was going to adore every moment. But – even before the mess that happened with Karen Marie Moning (which Cory talks about here) – it’d lost some of its appeal. I’d been feeling it for a good portion of my re-read up until this point. I’m not sure if it was the stuff that went down in, and after Iced. I’m not sure if it was KMM’s general lack of respect for readers that didn’t agree with her “vision.” I don’t know. Hell, maybe it was the way KMM decided to throw her own world-rules out the window in order to incorporate some angst and drama by making The Alpha Alternative canon. In all actuality it was probably a combination of all of those things. I just didn’t love being in the world as much.
And once I reached Chapter 4 – anyone who has read the story knows what Chapter 4 is – I found that I just didn’t care. So I stopped.
I’ll leave my 5-star review stand, because I loved this series dearly, once upon a time. I just don’t feel the same anymore.
Just finished my re-read in preparation for the final novel, to be released on Tuesday the 18th, Shadowfever.
Ups, downs, everything in between. Crazy speculations on my part, insane ideas, new info to contemplate, and an awesomely good story.
I love seeing the growth Mac has done throughout this series. It’s not always comfortable, it’s not always easy, but it’s been a continuous thing since she first stepped off the plane in Dublin.
I can’t wait to crack open Shadowfever on Tuesday and see how this wonderfully intriguing, perplexing, complicated series ends, and finally get some answers!