Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'Shadowfever' by Karen Marie Moning

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves. Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?........ For a more detailed synopsis please click here.
 First Thoughts after finishing: "No, I want more of Mac and Barron's story. Please don't let this end!"

I was browsing at the library a few weeks ago, noticed this book and realized that it was time to read it. I have been putting it off because I didn't want the story to end. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to this fantastic fae world that Moning created and these incredible characters that graced Dublin's streets. This was an epic book both in content and page length. I wondered how long it would take me to read. I shouldn't have worried one bit because as soon as I cracked the spine and settled in, the pages flew like lightning. I read this book in two days and couldn't wait to get back to it whenever I had to set it down. For me this is the what Urban Fantasy is all about- one big kick ass book after another. Few writers can take their readers to such great heights each and every book and continue to deliver each and every time. Moning has crafted a high caliber book which never lets the reader down. I loved all of the twists to the story, the surprises that I never saw coming and most of all the development of her characters. I happily lost myself in this world and didn't want to surface for air.

Recommend? Most definitely...but please make sure that you read this series in order. You will miss out on clues and the building of the story and people if you don't start at the beginning!

Dear Karen,
Please continue with this series. I can't stand the thought that I will never get to walk the streets of Dublin with Mac ever again. I need my dose of that crazy, sexy Jericho and I still think you have more to tell us!!!!!!!!!

Author: Karen Marie Moning
Source: my library
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Pages: 594 of heart pounding adventure, terror, and of course, sex!
Published:  January 18, 2011

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MYexperience while reading this novel.

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  1. That's not really my genre, but I love your enthusiasm for the series!

  2. You are killing me girl!! I am on a budget right now!! LOL!! And if you like this that much I need to read them!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I can't decide if this series is for me or not. One of these days I am going to try the first book.

  4. I actually have this series and haven't even read the first one.
    Hangs head in shame.
    Awesome review!

  5. This is not a series I would normally read but everyone who reads it, loves it! I said I would never read The Hunger Games either and I did and loved that so maybe I should give this series a try. The fact that you are sad to see the series end says a lot!

  6. I found this series through TLC...I love it and like you have put off reading this last book.

    I'd like to sign onto your letter the author. I agree...don't let the series end!

  7. I love your review! I should read this series since we are going to Ireland next year!

  8. Staci - I think you're going to get your wish. I remember reading a post by KMM about continuing the FEVER series. Please read this blog post:

    I left off on book #3 so I still have catching up to do!

  9. I've seen this one on the shelf but haven't actually picked it up. I guess I should. It sounds totally up my alley.

  10. EEEEEEEEEEEEk! Skim!
    I am only on book 2 after all ;)

  11. This is a series I would never have read if not for the enthusiasm of fellow book bloggers. I choose to listen and LOVED it!!! I did read that the author is planning a 3 book Dani series and then possibly 2 more Fever books! YAY.

  12. I'm sold!! I've been thinking about reading this series for some time now and you've convinced me that I need to try it sooner rather than later. Great review Staci!

  13. Another series I must read?! Ack!!
    Love your plea to the author. Hope she reads it :)

  14. Oh, that's so sweet - the way you beg the author to keep the characters going for you. It is so true though. A reader can become so attached that you just hate it to end. I hope she hears you.

  15. I have been avoiding reading this one because I don't want the series to end for me. I've been really wanting to read it lately though to see whats been happening and you reading it has made me want to even more.


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