Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

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Review: Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Book Info

Released: September 16, 2008
Series: Fever #3
Pages: 327


Every time I say the word “BARRONS”, mass hysteria and swooning usually follow. ~ Under the Covers

Okay, what just happened? I feel like I’ve just been bitch slapped. Several. Times.

How can Moning end Faefever like that? I am totally at a loss for words. Everything within those last 50 pages happened so fast, I can barely wrap my head around it.

I found myself racing to my bookshelf and grabbing Dreamfever to find out what the hell is going on here! Somehow I found the will to stop myself from reading because I just couldn’t believe that ending.

I found that Faefever was a little slow sometimes. Moning has a knack for building scenes up and then just when you think something great or terrible or anything remotely shocking or whatever is about to happen, she cuts it off there and you end up feeling deflated and frustrated. This happens countless times within the book and there are times when I just want to bang my head, throw this book out the window and yell, Why, Moning Why!?!

But then I go back after cooling down and keep reading, because that’s what happens when you read a Fever book. Moning is just so skilled at teasing us with little glimpses and then leaving it at that. And for that, I may cry.

Now on to the better things about this book…

Let’s face it. I read the Fever series for Barrons. And I’m sure I’m not the only female out there who feels this way. Every time I say the word “BARRONS”, mass hysteria and swooning usually follow. Every time I read the name Barrons in the book, I sit up in my chair a little straighter and devour the pages where he graces us with his presence because I feel like there’s just not enough of him. The suspense and unanswered questions are killing me, just as they are with Mac. I need some answers!

And speaking of Mac, I think she’s just as strong as she was in the previous books. She’s such a smart, patient girl. Her contacts with V’lane and Inspector Jayne are paying off and I think she’s dealing well with her grief. What I love about her is the fact that even though unexpected and dangerous things are happening all around her, she still finds the time to remember who she was before all this happened. She is still MacKayla Lane in her heart. And I just love the MACHALO scene.

To be honest, I’m kind of scared to read Dreamfever. After this rollercoaster ride, I’m afraid of what I might find in the next book. But I need some damn answers. And I need them soon.


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About Karen Marie Moning

“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964, the daughter of Anthony R. and Janet L. Moning. The family moved to a self-sustaining farm in Indiana when she was six years old, where she spent her youth raising cows, horses, tobacco, corn and other crops with her sisters and brother.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worked in insurance, where she wrote intercompany arbitrations and directed commercial litigation. At the age of thirty, she decided it was time to get serious and do what she’d always wanted to do: write fiction novels.
Beyond the Highland Mist was published in 1999 and nominated for two RITA awards. She then published six more novels in her award-winning HIGHLANDER series, and received the RITA Award in 2001 for The Highlander’s Touch.

In 2004, she began writing the #1 New York Times bestselling FEVER series. The books have been optioned twice for potential franchise development by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios, but the rights are currently held by Moning who has expressed a desire to one day see it as a television series. Her novels have been published in thirty-five countries and are performed on audio by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. She divides her time between Ohio and Florida and is working on two future projects for Random House Publishing.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges


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  1. Lol…I literally dropped this book on the floor when I was reading the end…I was like…nooooooo…..yeah…it was rough ….and I was reading the series when they were first coming out so I had to wait a whole year to find out what happened next……..

  2. As you saw in my “End of the World” confession on FB, I just can’t get into this series. I finished this book not too long ago, and I’m just… waiting for it to get better. My co-worker keeps telling me to keep with it, but, after 3 books, I’m just not sure… However, I LOVE KMM’s Highlander series.

    1. LOL Yes, I know. Interestingly enough though, Lizz my favorite books in the series are the last two books, DREAMFEVER and SHADOWFEVER. All the answers get spilled in those one and they definitely made it worth the journey getting there!

      Omg, I’m a huge fan of her Highlanders too! KMM just writes such amazing heroes IMO

  3. I luckily had that all the books on hand when I read the series for the first time. I can’t even imagine waiting a year to find out what happened next!

    Barrons *sigh* *swoon* (repeat)

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