Saturday, January 24, 2009

Review for Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
Oh Lord, have mercy on my soul! Karen Marie Moning's newest series is a gift of epic proportions to paranormal romance fans.  Two of Moning's Highlander series are among my favorite time-travel romances...The Highlander's Touch and Kiss of the Highlander...yum!  The new Fever series is definitely a departure from her time-travel books, and fans expecting more of the same may be disappointed. (By the way, Faefever is the third installment of this series; Darkfever is number 1, and Bloodfever is number 2, and yes, you must read them in order...no cheating!) However, I implore you to give these a chance.  They are tremendous.  Moning's talent as a writer has truly flourished over the years, and this newest series is a testament to that.  This first-person narrative is brimming with Irish lore, mysterious, sexy characters, and a dark, sensual tone that is addictive.  I LOVED this book and cannot wait for the next one. Grade: A+
With the utmost sincerity, Penelope

4 comments:

Michelle Pressma said...

Penelope,
I couldn't agree more. The Faefever series is fantastic and Karen took a risk that paid off bigtime. The story has more in common with urban fantasy than fantasy romance, but even so is unique within the urban fantasy genre. If you can't stomach ending a book without your HEA, the series is not for you. Although I'm still hopeful for the complete story arc to end with one. These books are also to be avoided if you can't cope with cliffhanger endings. But if you're willing to take the risk of diving in for the long haul, you've found a great series with a main character whose growth is believable and intriguing.

Diana said...

Ditto. I love this series and cannot wait for the next book to come out this year. She's created such a great world. I want to see how Mac handles it all. And who/what the heck is Jericho!!!!

Great review site!!!!
Diana

Beth said...

I'm not sure it matters who or what Jericho is. He is right at the top of my list of fantasy men. KMM's Fae series is brilliant and I love the slight tie-ins with the Highlander series. I read the Fae series first and had to do the Highlanders. I have a love/hate issue with the HEA vs cliffhanger. Of course that is because I have to know, not because it's a bad thing. I'm always happy to go back for more of KMM's writing and creativity.

Anonymous said...

I love this series. It just reminds me of Buffy the Vampire. The young air head, who becomes the kickasss savior.