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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Review: Dreamfever & Shadowfever

Title: Dreamfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever, #4
Format: Audio
Narrator: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
Release Date: August 18th 2009
Length: Novel (386 pages/12 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Dreamfever is book four in the Fever series. MacKayla Lane aka Mac returns in this book with a big change in the series. At the end of book three Mac is left in a church after being raped by three (four?) Unseelie princes. This event left Mac pri-ya which is basically where she's not herself anymore and in no better term a sex slave. Dani and the other sidhe-seers sort of come to her rescue then she's whisked off by Barrons. Barrons does everything he can to help Mac come back from being pri-ya, but no one has successfully done so in the past. There was quite a bit of face time with Dani, though I do appreciate her character, I really just wanted to hear what was going down with Mac and Barrons. I will mention this book ends in a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger that made me immediately start listening to the next book in the series (Shadowfever).

I was a bit surprised when I started this audiobook, the previous three audiobooks had Joyce Bean as the sole narrator. In Dreamfever it switches to dual narrators and it did take me a little bit to get used to, but I fell in love with it. I'm seriously loving Barrons voice, Phil Gigante rocks it.

Title: Shadowfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever, #5
Format: Audio
Narrator: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
Release Date: January 18th 2011
Length: Novel (608 pages/20 hours)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Purchased
Buy: Audible, AmazonBarnes & Noble
Rating: 5.0-stars 

Melissa's Review:

Holy guacamole. I started out thinking "No no noooo go back to the cliffhanger in book 4. NOOOOOO" Yeah. Who wants to be left on a cliffhanger? Me. The beginning of this book felt like it crushed my dreams for the series. It starts off with a bang and everything Mac and Barrons has put in place so far is up in the air. You learn a lot about Mac and the what she's willing to do to get her way. I can't remember if it's this book or Dreamfever, but we finally find out who was really behind Mac's sister's death. And whoa, I didn't see that coming. Everything builds up to this book and it was executed beautifully. I think this is a pretty good end to the arc in the series. For some reason I thought this was the last book but there seem to be a few more. It's probably due to the arc being completed. All in all I highly suggest the series if you haven't read it yet. It gets better with each book.

6 comments:

  1. I also really enjoyed these ones but I need to read the 2 new ones now. I'm a little late about that...

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    1. Me too! I'll be listening to Iced sometime in the near future :)

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  2. I stopped with Shadowfever because I felt it was a great ending, and I think the later books focus more on Dani. I find her character to be aggravating. And I know exactly what you mean with feeling crushed! I had a horrible feeling with the cliffhanger, and it killed me to be right. I actually cried!

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  3. Part of me wish that this was the last book. I LOVE Iced but didn't like Burned as much. KMM is trying something new with the series, I know she's not quite there yet and the process is a little painful.

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  4. I still haven't read Shadowfever. I was so shocked with the end of 4 and even knowing what happens. Nope. Couldn't do it. Not yet. lol Glad you're loving these, Melissa!

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  5. I have this series on my TBR. I love how the momentum seems to stay consistent even in later releases. Thanks for the great reviews.

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