Feb 27, 2011

Review : Shadowfever by Karen Marie Morning

Series : Fever #5
Genre : Fiction, Romance
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Released : January 18, 2011
Kindle edition Page 512

Book Synopsis from goodreads

“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

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?

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

My Thoughts 

This was the book that started for me to read this series. So was this what I expected? Not really. Did I like the book? HELL YES!

As usual Morning never does what readers expects. Did I see this coming? No. I did not. After devouring the first four books, I had hunches what might happen. But of course that didn't. 

One of the reasons I loved this book is because Mac and Barrons FINALLY seem to 'talk' about their relationship other than being aggressive. 

Of course most of the questions I had from the beginning was answered. Except what the heck is Barrons. I don't think I am ever going to find out what he is or whatever it is that happened to him and his men. 

See, from the very beginning of fever series their is doubt about who killed Alina. In Shadowfever, that is also revealed. Just a heads up, I didn't see that coming. Who would have thought this person would lead Alina to her death! *sigh*

Overall ending
Psycho book is psychotic
Rowena is a bitch with a capital 'B'
Ryodan 'might' be interested in Dani ... Dani has a boyfriend = dancer!!
The Unseelie king returns
We find out who the FOURTH was 
*Again did not see this coming*
Mac has a HEA.

I give this

Feb 24, 2011

Review : Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning

Series : Fever #4
Genre : Romance, Fiction 
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Released : August 18, 2009
Kindle edition 400 pages

Book Synopsis from goodreads 

He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister's murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac's every thought-and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.
As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V"lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister's diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge...
It's an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth-about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons...and about the world she thought she knew.

My thoughts



*deep calming breathe*

As usual Miss Moning started off this book where she left the last one, Faefever. Mac had no coherent sense of what was happening to her with the unseelie princes. They were sent to RAPE her by LM aka Lord Master. And of course he refused that he was the fourth one that raped her. Now the question remains who was the fourth *if there was a fourth* But I do hope Shadowfever clears up some question for me cause no way in earth does this man sound sane to me, why on earth does he keep saying he had feelings for Alina?!? *sigh*

Living a pri-ya Mac, Barrons is the ones left to bring her back from that state. 'The method' to bring her back might seem o_O *yeah I don't have a word for that either* I kept saying aloud 'what? Why? Barrons, No!! She is gonna hate you.' for the first five minutes, and THEN Barrons opened his mouth. Me = melts. After Mac is back and she described how the room looked, to what length Barrons went to bring her back, me = melts.

Ryodan, aka IYCGM is seem to have a bigger part in this book. His statements about Mac is a bit unsettling and it lead me to think she might be a fae... you never know with KMM's book. Always expect the unexpected. Ryodan also seem to be fascinated by Dani, even though she is 13. *blinks* I can't say something here till Dani and Ryodan have an ACTUAL encounter. Who knows maybe when she grows up!!! But I am so fecking glad she was okay after this book, I couldn't have handled her turning into pri-ya.

Overall ending

Lot of smexing between Mac and Barrons 
*yes you saw it right*
People went missing
V'lane, you are one confusing dude
Dani is the shit. That. Is. All 
*personal note: Dani would make a kickass leading lady if KMM by any chance decides to write something about her*
Someone is dead.

Recommended to all who loves the fever series.

I give thiiiiiis

Feb 21, 2011

Review : Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

Series : Fever #3
Genre : Fiction, Urban Fantasy  
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Released : September 16, 2008
Kindle edition 352 pages

Book Synopses from goodreads

The New York Times bestselling author of Darkfever and Bloodfever returns to Dublin’s Fae-infested shores in a bold, sensual new novel. Hurtling us into a realm of seduction and shadows, Karen Marie Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery—and confronts an enemy more insidious than she could ever have imagined.

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too. When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.

My Thoughts *HAS SPOILERS*



that is me after finishing this book. I would love to start from the beginning to tell everyone how the book went, but my mind is too boggled with the ending to say something else.

OKAY..Let's try this again, 

After finishing Bloodfever Faefever takes up from there, Mac on the ground writhing from the pain.

Mac is learning more and more about fae world, but sadly it's V'lane who is giving her all the information. I still don't trust him, can you blame me?!?

Barrons, really did you have to throw that pink cake up the ceiling? It was a perfectly good cake you know, it sounded really delicious. *sigh*

Mac tries her best to get her mind in control, even if that does mean giving Barrons every answer he wanted. I am just surprised he didn't ask her if she wanted to have sex with him. I repeat what I said in my review for Bloodfever, if this was a BDSM book, Barrons would be the perfect example for a DOM. 

In this book I felt like, Mac and Barrons seems to be on a friendlier acquaintance. Which I loved!

The ending had me baffled, there is no way to sugarcoat this. Mac was raped. That is it. No matter how it happened, how she felt. It was rape.

See after this book, I should say I give up, but I cannot. Now more than ever I want to know what happens next. I am not wondering if there is a HEA anymore. I just want to know what happens.

I give this...

Feb 17, 2011

Review : Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series : Fever #2
Genre : Supernatural, Mystery.
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Released : October 16, 2007
Kindle edition 320 pages

Book Synopses from goodreads

I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who'd get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic.

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I've learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it....

MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them....

My Thoughts

This took less than a week for me to finish! This earns it a star just for that! lol.

This book starts off right after a week of Darkfever. Mac is convincingly more mature. I think I hated her less in here. But overall verdict on Mac, I would say she grows a lot in this book, she is even a little darker and she is aware of it. The dark side of her is hiding but it feels as if it's waiting for the right kind of pus to be let out of it's shell. There are still three books left, I have a feeling we are just seeing the start of a dark Mac. I am really curious to find out how *IF* she even turns to the dark side.

Barrons *I think it's supposed to be Barrons not Barrens. What's up with the first part's spelling thing I don't know =/* is still an unknown species. He is definitely not sidhe-seers or Fae, but we still don't know what he is either. Some of the parts of Barrons did, I was a bit uncomfortable with. But I think I got past that throughout the novel. Barrons is ALPHA male, there is nothing tender about him. He doesn't even mind chaining Mac. Dude, if it was for BDSM or kinky role-play I don't think I would have minded. But that's just too much protectiveness. JS. Even though you know what you did you know you shouldn't have done.
Lol. I think I can channel my inner Mac too. 

V'lane. Someone stab him in the nuts! That's what I felt at first anyway. But I guess he is 'trying' to figure out why Mac keeps on refusing him and he turns off the fae magic for tiny few seconds.


New alliances and characters are introduced.
Mac is still trapped in Dublin *i don't think she is getting away either but one can always see the silver lining*
we are closer to finding Sinsar Dubh.

My Rating For This Book

Feb 13, 2011

Be Still My Book Heart: My Book Boyfriends

Top Five Sunday and My Book Boyfriend Week hosted by Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life and The Unread Reader.

Rubs hands together... hmmm..this is going to be fun!! 

*WARNING this post contains too much hawtness, gif, naked man .. might lead to make readers explode, faint and well yeah...thanks and  you may proceed at your own risk* 


Review : Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Series : Fever #1
Genre : Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Released : October 31, 2006
Kindle format 382 pages

Book Synopses From Good Reads
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….

My thoughts 

I have been seeing readers swooning over Shadowfever for the past few weeks, which got me curious and I just had to check them out.

Okay. Well, I did have hard time getting into this story in the beginning but after I started getting into it, it wasn't half bad as i thought it would. Actually the story was pretty good. But too much descriptive on mythical creature and what was that Shisa-du

Mac, urgh... seriously annoying. Not really surprising though, i had been through-fully warned not to get my hopes up about her. She sets out to find the murderer of her sister and finds herself in another world entirely. Fay, Sheer, unseelie, vampires almost all type of mythical creatures exists. Being the stubborn as she is, she stays in Dublin ignoring all the warning and threats. There were some parts she was even strangle worthy. I am hoping I can change my mind about her.

Is it Barrons or Barrens? I am still confused. He is a hard character to define, because at the end of this book I was thinking I would know what HE is but no explanation on what spices he is yet. He saves Mac, he knows about stuff, he knows people, he has a thing worked out with shades, he jumps off of roof.. it's a bird, it's a airplane no it's Jericho Barrons I guess it'll be revealed in other books.

I am intrigued with fae prince V'lane. I have 100% doubt on his honesty. But but but he sounds... idk what to call it either.

I wouldn't call it adult genre but not YA either. It's for a bit olderlings.

My rating for this book

Feb 3, 2011

Review : Double Cross by Carolyn Crane

Series: The Disillusionists Trilogy #2
Genre : Urban fantasy, Mystery.
Publisher : Spectra
Released : September 28, 2010
Kindle edition. 384 pages

Book Synopses From GoodReads

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will. 
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.

My Thoughts

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?! I knew something big was coming but hale, I did NOT see that one. I seriously didn't.

*deep breath* I am calm....

This is not like the last book at all. There is more power hungry people going around. Secrets are getting revealed. People are not what they seem.
I think Shelby will get dark by the next book, driven by revenge.
Justine..... I hope there is a way to change or cure i don't know what but something that might rescue her from the current state she was left behind in this book.

And now about Team Cucumber...... I sympathetic with him when he came out with the story to Justine, now when I am finally finish with the 2nd book I don't even know how much of truth was in there.

Team Kabob, it's not hard to hate him and then love him at the same time because the hole story is being told from Justine's point of view. I'll leave it at that.

Great story, I just hate the cliffy. And I guess it's only because of the cliffy I'll be waiting for the third book like a hawk.

My rating for this book