Cherry Mischievous

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Review: FAEFEVER & DREAMFEVER

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Book 3 of the Fever series
Narrated by Joyce Bean
Format: paperback, audiobook MP3 CD

About Faefever:

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.

When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt; For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds-with devastating consequences…

Source: Info in the About Faefever was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2702704-faefever on 30/09/2011.

Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Book 4 of the Fever series
Narrated by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante
Format: paperback, audiobook MP3 CD

About Dreamfever:

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.

Source: Info in the About Dreamfever was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6050298-dreamfever on 09/03/2012.

Review:

It seems that MacKayla or Mac is getting dumber in Books 3 & 4… in Books 1 & 2 she was kick-ass… in these books she acquired “too stupid to live” (TSTL) syndrome! WTF!! I got so annoyed I stopped reading about halfway through Faefever. Until I got my hands on the audio formats. Anyway, I started listening to these books. The first half of Faefever was easy because I already read that part of the book. But the rest of it, I had to listen carefully because the audio quality wasn’t very good. There was a hissing echo. Some parts I have to replay a few times. That is when I am glad that I have the paperback copies as well. But that is not the biggest bummer of all though… these books, both of them, ended in one huge mo**** f****r of a cliffhanger! This is the reason which made me NOT recommend this series to anyone who wants to avoid wasting their reading time. You wouldn’t be missing much anyway. The entire Faefever book is all about Mac racing around Dublin in circles. There are only two salient points that happened in Faefever: one, Barrons realized something about himself. And second, the MacKeltars failed. The rest of it is Mac running around Dublin playing kick-ass heroine and killing unsuspecting Fae just because they were born Fae. Which I bet at least one or two of those were probably innocent and/or didn’t have any choice seeing that they were just underlings. Who would probably get beaten to a bloody pulp if not outright killed if they don’t obey. Those Fae were probably just trying to survive. Yeah, those Fae, Mac killed. The real bad guys, on the other hand, are left to run along to do bad things. Dreamfever is just more of the same. These two books’ stories were badly structured that it made me think that Karen Marie Moning has lost it and is just winging it by the seat of her pants. It’s that bad. In both books, the story has no substance whatsoever and no coherent structure, never mind a plot. Both books is just two chapters of a bigger book in which the 6th & 7th Book probably wouldn’t get released until in several years’ time. I never expected books this bad from this author! At all! I was stumped!! And then you get a pacifier at the end of Dreamfever with a whole load of shit about being true to the story and has to be written the way the story wants to be written. What a load of crap!!

If ever you decide to waste your time with this series, make sure that you have all 5 books in your possession before starting to read so that you could continue on reading to the next book as soon as you hit the cliffhangers. The story telling quality is the only one preventing these books from getting a less than one rating.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3.5
Character development = 2.5
Story itself = 1
Ending = 0.5
World building = 3
Cover art = 3
Pace = N/A
Plot = 0.5

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 cherries

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31/03/2012 - Posted by | audiobook, book review, Cherry's reviews, fairy, Fever series, Joyce Bean, Karen Marie Moning, review, urban fantasy

6 Comments »

  1. TSTL strikes again? Bummer! Great review. Happy weekend doll! 🙂

    Comment by Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com | 31/03/2012 | Reply

  2. Yeah, I know! I hope the TSTL disappear with Shadowfever *fingers crossed*

    Comment by Cherry | 31/03/2012 | Reply

  3. Yikes! Tstl makes me cranky :/ I will just stay away, I did read books 1 and 2 but here it just seems to get worse

    Comment by Blodeuedd | 01/04/2012 | Reply

  4. However, Blodeuedd, I did hear that the 5th book is really, really good… it might still be worth it…

    Comment by Cherry | 01/04/2012 | Reply

  5. The last one is definitely the best book and although I liked it when I initially read the series. Looking back its not that great as it was hyped up to be

    Comment by Tyraa | 02/04/2012 | Reply

  6. Tyraa – Okey, I'll listen to the 5th book if you way that it is good. I was apprehensive to do so thinking it might be similar to these books…

    Comment by Cherry | 03/04/2012 | Reply


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