quinta-feira, 9 de abril de 2015

Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

Today I'm here to another series review, this time around for the first two books on the Fever series, for those who don't know (where have you been??) this is an adult urban fantasy series super popular amoung all my GR friends and I finally decided to try. The summary from the first book: "MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands…. "

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #1
Published by Delacorte Press on October 31, 2006 

I was really bummed by this book, after all the rave I had read about this series I was expecting to be wooed but this book felt really flat. The main problem I had with it was the fact that it was really, really, really slow, it took forever for the actual urban fantasy elements start to play in and since we see everything through Mac's eyes we don't get to know that much about the faery mythology. Mac also can be kind of annoying, she is a very unique main character meaning that she is much more girly (on the stereotypical sense of liking pink, and hells, and make up and girly stuff) and sometimes I just wanted to shake her to stop describing her outfits and get shit done. 

Still, I found it interesting, I haven't read much books about fae and despite being a slow read it was easy to read quickly. And the ending kind of left me no choice besides picking up the next book right away.

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #2
Published by Delacorte Press on October 16, 2007

Okay, whoa, this book was like one of those fast cars that Mac loves so much, because it went from 0 to 100 km/h in like 2 seconds (is that obvious that not even reading this book I get a thing about cars?). If Darkfever was to slow, Bloodfever more than compensated, it had one plot point after the other, a lot of action-y things and when it ended I was like "what no, this can't be the last page it has to have more" because Moning is the Queen of making cliffhangers that will make the fans cry bloody tears (the first book kind of had one too). 

BUT, there was something still missing for me. I like Mac much more on this book but I still feel like we have one too many descriptions about her clothes, I did felt like her grief for her sister was a bigger part on this one and she is finally realising that she is on a dangerous situation and is toughing up. Barrons on the other hand does nothing for me (sorry, not sorry), he just doesn't appeal to me, he isn't as terrible as I thought he would be but does some things that are  pretty hard to look over. On the fae mythology we do get more answers and also much more questions, I'm liking the way things are shaping up - I did picked up the third book right away when I finished this one, but put it down after a while, still didn't care enough about the characters to continue BUT I do have curiosity about this world and how things will turn out at the end (of the "original" part at least!). Let's see how that will go on the future, recommended to fans of adult urban fantasy and lovers of fae novels - if this isn't your jam I don't really recommend this series as a starting point. 

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