Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever (#4)
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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.
You tried, you really did. You thought that it would be enough, prayed that it would be enough. But it wasn’t. The four horsemen have come, the world as you know it is over and you had a front row seat for its demise.
But don’t worry, it gets worse. Your will has been stripped from you, you’ve been violated on every conceivable level, your enemies have turned you into a mindless slave and you’re totally and completely alone.
…or so you think.
What would you do in this situation? With the fate of the world resting on your shoulders would you curl up and die? Go quietly into the night because it’s easier? Surely someone else can fix it.
Or would you rage against death? Would you claw and scrape your way back to yourself, evolve into a creature that could stand on its own two feet, look the monsters in the eye and roar at them in defiance?
In Dreamfever we learn Mac’s answers to these questions. We see her fight her way back from the oblivion that is Priya with the aid of a man she never thought she could trust. What emerges from the cocoon they create is a creature we’ve only caught glimpses of before.
Savage Mac is here. And she hates pink.
In the early books Mac devoted massive amounts of time to painting her nails, matching accessories to rainbow colored outfits and spewing sunshine and flowers from her mouth. Always the optimist, never willing to let anyone’s cynicism browbeat her into frowning, Mac was a happy person, even while her life was going to hell. Now…not so much.
Now she chooses to wear uninterrupted black leather because it’s easy to sponge someone else’s death off the material and blood stains don’t show on it. Her accessories come in the form of automatic weapons and hard steel and she goes from spouting charming southern anecdotes to this:
“I could trust no one. Rely on nothing but myself.”
“I would never count on him again but I would use him if I could.”
This book is non-stop from the opening to the gut-wrenching cliffhanger it ends with. It doesn’t give you a single moment to just stop and take a fecking breath. It’s gritty, it’s sexy, it’s ugly, it’s funny, it’s infuriating. It answers none of your questions and leaves you yearning for even more answers than before. You’ll get them in the next book.
And your mind will be blown.