Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars
The previous fever books left me wanting more — more Mac, more Barrons, more V’lane. And we get all of that in droves with Faefever. The third book in this five-novel series is a turning point for both our lead character, MacKayla Lane, and the series itself. Both become darker by the end of Faefever. Mac has always said she can’t go back home yet, but will she ever be able to return to Georgia?
Hot guys are everywhere in sidhe-seer MacKayla’s life now, but instead of being able to indulge in some eye candy, she’s sifting through who to trust, who to kill and how she’s going to keep the world from turning into an Unseelie-induced hell.
Honestly, things just get crazy in Faefever. We get more of Seelie Prince V’lane, who is on his best behavior and doing his best to convince Mac to trust him. We see more of Barrons, including him teaching Mac about Voice (creepy!). (Though, we still don’t know what he is, and he’s dodging those questions and ones about his history with V’lane just as stealthily as always.) Rowena has proved herself to be a big problem, but Mac still wants involvement with the other sidhe seers. Add in some Scottish Druids, a foul-mouthed teen and a whole new side of Inspector Jayne, and you can see determining who are the good guys is easily becoming muddied.
We do get some answers, in Faefever, though. Mac learns more about the ancient evil book she’s been hunting. Everyone claims it will strengthen the walls between the mortal realm and Faery, but after experiencing it first-hand, she now knows just how big this fight has become and her role in it.
Faefever is intense. The drama, the danger, the Barrons-Mac tension all get ratcheted up to insane levels. More so than the earlier books, this is a single-sitting novel. Yes, it’s a quick read, but really I say that because you will need to keep reading. Darkness is creeping in on Dublin, and you want to know what can stop it.
The end is a jaw-dropper. Karen Marie Moning likes to end on cliffhangers. This one will floor you. We won’t spoil it, but we’ll suggest you be prepared to start Dreamfever (Fever #4) immediately thereafter.