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Iced by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Fever Series
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Book Review of Iced: 2 Treasure Boxes A Fever novel, the sixth book A Dani O’Malley Novel, the first book Publisher: Brilliance Audio, Audible Audio Edition, Listening Length: 14 hours and 51 minutes, ASIN: B00A0M7ABA

The walls between earth and the realm of the Fae have fallen and the world is in chaos. Dani “Mega” O’Malley is a fourteen year old Sidhe-seer, she has super speed, super hearing, super sight and she is super strong. There are only two objects that can kill the immortal Fae, and Dani possesses one of them, the Sword of Light. With her abilities and her sword, she is doing everything in her power to protect mankind from the madness that has descended. However, there is a new problem in Dublin, something is indiscriminately freezing both humans and Fae. Dani needs to find out what, and stop it before all of Dublin turns to ice.

Iced is the sixth book in the Fever Series, but this time the story is told from the point of view of Dani and it is the first Dani O’Malley book.  The next book in the series is Burned, and it is expected to be released April 2014.  The third book in the Dani O’Malley series will be Flayed, but its release date is currently unknown. Iced is a contemporary fantasy book, also known as Urban Fantasy. The majority of the story is told in a first person narrative from Dani O’Malley’s point of view, but sometimes other character’s point of view are told instead.

This story continues almost immediately after the events in book five of the Fever series. The first five books revolved around Mac and Barrons, but in Iced they are only mentioned briefly. Instead the focus is on Dani, and the story comes across more as a young adult novel than the erotic urban fantasy that we have come to expect from these books. Although there are a few love interests, Dani is still too immature to really comprehend what is occurring. She tells her story using plenty of slang and with a teenage attitude that took some getting used to, but once I did I enjoyed her voice. Her character became more developed and we learned more about her past.

Iced,  like most of the books in the series, ends on a cliff-hanger. The major story line concerning the freezing of Dublin was resolved, but to keep us hooked, Ms. Moning threw in an unresolved and intriguing event. Now we have to wait a year to read the next book, and to find out where this story is going. I recommend this book as a good read, but you need to read the first five books to really understand what is happening.

 

 

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Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 5
Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 18, 2011), Format: Kindle Edition, File Size: 1264 KB, Print Length: 512 pages, Language: English, Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, ISBN: 0385341679, ASIN: B003EY7IRC

What happens to our world if we become overrun with evil creatures and half the world population is annihilated? This is a story about humanities capability to fight and survive, even when the odds seem impossible.  It is the story about a courageous, cute and quirky young woman who will do whatever it takes to fight back. Mac (MacKayla Lane) is a Sidhe-seer and she has unique powers which help fight this battle.

Shadowfever is the fifth and final book in the Fever Series. It is a contemporary fantasy book and can also be referred to as an Urban Fantasy.  The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around. Some of the story is also told from a young Sidhe-seer’s view point as she writes her reports.

This is a wonderful series and Shadowfever culminates the story into a surprising but great ending.  I loved the interaction between Mac and Barrons.  The story had a good resolution to a number of story-lines, yet it also left a few to the imagination.  We got to explore more of Barrons, who and what he is. What drives him and who really is the man behind the beast. It was interesting to see the political dynamics between the various groups trying to capture the evil book. They all hated and mistrusted each other, yet they needed to work together to achieve a common goal.  We also learn who and what Mac really is and why she has such incredible powers. Everything is satisfactory explained. I loved the romance between Mac and Barrons and the sex was really hot.

The story comes to a full and satisfying conclusion with the end of this fifth and final volumne in the series. I  recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contempory fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with Seelie and Unseelie faeries rather that Vampires and Werewolves. There are also plenty of hot scenes between Mac and Barrons, so if you enjoy books that includes lots of sex, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then start at the beginning with Darkfever and work your way through all the books, as this is really only one story told in five installments.

 

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Dreamfever by Karen Maire Moning

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 4
Publisher: Delacorte PressSold by: Amazon Digital Services; 1 edition (August 18, 2009), File Size: 769 KB, Print Length: 400 pages, Language: English, Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385341652, ASIN: B002LDM8WW
WOW!! This book starts with lots and lots of hot sex between Mac and Barrons.  At the end of the last book Mac was captured by three Unseelie Death-by-Sex Fae.  After they raped her (all at the same time,) with their power on high, she turned into Pri-Ya, that is a human that has become a mindless sex fiend. Barrons swoops in to save Mac from this plight. The evil yet powerful book needs to be found, captured and used to restore the walls.

Dreamfever is the fourth book in the Fever Series. To date there are a total of four books in the series with book five, Shadowfever,  to be released January 18, 2011. This book is a contemporary fantasy book, also known as Urban Fantasy.  The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around. Some of the story is also told from a young Sidhe-seer’s view point when Mac is incapacitated.

It is official now, the walls between Faery and Man have fallen and the Unseelie are pouring into Dublin and the rest of the world. This book is dark, sexy and fun to read. We learn a bit more about Barrons, the Sinsar Dubh, the coalition and Mac’s abilities. It is fun to read the interactions between Barrons and Mac. Initially, Mac is so affected that she can not even comprehend speech. The first few chapters are told from Dani’s point of view (a Sidhe-Seer) who initially rescues Mac.  Barrons comes a few days later and also rescues Mac. He takes her away and works on trying to cure her of being Pri-Ya, something that has never been done before. There is a shocking ending and we do not know who it affected or how Mac is going to escape her current predicament.

In the same style as the previous books the ending did not have any kind of conclusion, and in addition it also left off as a cliff-hanger!! And I have to wait until December 28, 2010 to find out what happens next! I  recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contempory fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with seelie and unseelie faeries rather that vampires and werewolves. There are also plenty of hot scenes between Mac and Barrons, so if you enjoy books that includes lots of sex, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then stay away or wait until all the books have been written and read them all at once.

 

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Faefever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 3
Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 16, 2008), Hardcover: 352 pages, Language: English, ISBN-10: 0385341636, ISBN-13: 978-0385341639

Do you like to be frightened? Then read this series, it is a scary and fun ride. MacKayla Lane (Mac) was a simple, party girl who worked as a bartender in Ashford, Georgia until she learned of her sister’s brutal murder in Dublin, Ireland.  Now she is in Ireland, dealing with much larger problems that the murder of her sister. The Walls between our world and the prison world of the evil Unseelie Faery are being breached. Mac working with or without Barrons help is doing everything in her power to stop that from happening.

Faefever is the third book in the Fever Series. To date there are a total of four books in the series with book five, Shadowfever,  to be released January 18, 2011. This book is a contemporary fantasy book, also known as Urban Fantasy.  The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around.

 I was feeling down-right scared while reading this book. Moning has a great imagination and I love the characters she creates in this story. She has a gift for creating tension as the story unfolds.  I loved this book and every book in the series. It starts out immediately following the end of the second book. Mac is continuing to learn what is happening and more importantly what needs to happen to stop the evil from invading our world. The book keeps getting more interesting and more frightening. There is the ongoing sexual tension between Mac and both Barrons and V’lane.  Mac also comes to terms with the Sidhe-Seer’s coalition, although neither Mac nor Rowena like each other any better. We also learn more about the gorgeous Christian and the role he plays.The ending of the book was very astonishing and once again, it did not really have any kind of an ending. It does however really make me want to quickly read the next book to see what is going to happen.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contempory fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with seelie and unseelie faeries rather that vampires and werewolves. There is also great sexual tension between Mac and Barrons, so if you enjoy books that include some sex in them, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then stay away or wait until all the books have been written and read them all at once.  Every book in the series ends with a cliff-hanger.

 

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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 2
Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 2007), Hardcover: 303 pages, Language: English, ISBN-13: 978-0-385-33916-2

Do frightful, thrilling and mysterious journeys intrigue you? If so, then stay tuned for this series.  Bloodfever is a fun and exciting story to read, I like the characters and the premise. The main protagonist Mac (MacKayla Lane) is quirky and cute. She was a simple, party girl who worked as a bartender in Ashford, Georgia, but now she is in Dublin—dealing with the realm of the Fae. The story picks up immediately following Darkfever (the first book) and jumps right in with Mac trying to find the Sinar Dubh (the most powerful and evil book ever made) with help from the sexy, mysterious Barrons. Not only has she discovered who killed her sister, but she has also uncovered an even larger problem.  The walls between humanity and Faery are coming down and it is up to Mac to fix the problem.

Bloodfever is the second book in the Fever Series. To date there are a total of four books in the series and book five, Shadowfever,  is to be released January 18, 2011. This book is in the contemporary fantasy genre, also known as Urban Fantasy. The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around.

The writing is full of vivid visual pictures of the evil Unseelie Fae and the harm they do to humans. There are numerous exciting fight scenes as Mac defeats some of the gruesome creatures. The concept of shades—shadow-like creatures that suck the humanity away from people until all that is left is an empty husk—is original. As the story unfolds we learn about Mac’s heritage and the existence of the Sidhe-seer coalition, a group that was formed for the sole purpose of fighting against the Fae.  However, Mac does not see eye-to-eye with the group, and is often at odds with a coalition that could be helpful but consequently becomes a hindrance. She runs into lots of trouble with the bad guys and has to face some hard choices. The struggle between life and death is always close at hand and builds great tension. There is a really hot and steamy sex scene  between Mac and Barrons.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with seelie and unseelie faeries rather that vampires and werewolves. There is also great sexual tension between Mac and Barrons. If you enjoy books that include some sex in them, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then stay away or wait until all the books have been written and read them all at once.  Every book in the series ends with a cliff-hanger and is more like the end of chapter than a book.  Bloodfever was very intriguing and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 1
Publisher: Delacorte Press (October 31, 2006), Hardcover: 320 pages, Language: English, ISBN-10: 0739474235, ISBN-13: 978-0739474235

Do frightful, thrilling and mysterious journeys intrigue you? If so, then stay tuned for this series. Darkfever grabbed my interest from the first page.  The main protagonist Mac (MacKayla Lane) is quirky and cute and fun to read. She was a simple, party girl who worked as a bartender in Ashford, Georgia until she learned of her sister’s brutal murder in Dublin, Ireland.  After she decides to fly to Ireland to investigate what really happened she found a whole new world that she did not know even existed, the realm of the Fae. She also discovered that she has unique powers which help her fight against the deadly and dangerous creatures. This book continues her story and journey through this dangerous new world.

Darkfever is the first book in the Fever Series. To date there are a total of four books in the series with book five, Shadowfever,  to be released January 18, 2011. This book is a contemporary fantasy book, also known as Urban Fantasy.  The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around.

This series is great because it deals with seelie and unseelie faeries rather that vampires and werewolves. There are some interesting characters in this book, like death-by-sex fae and an extremely sexy and mystery man, who may not be human, named Jerico Barrons.  Some of the scenes between Mac and these characters are also quite intense. As the story unfolds, so do Mac’s abilities. We learn that she is a Null, she can null the effects of the fae by touching them and she can sense OOPS (Fae objects of power.) The story progressed along uncovering some of the mystery and some of what is happening, but it did not have any conclusions and was really more like the end of a chapture than of a book. 

I look forward to reading the next book in the series to see what happens next. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contempory fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  There is also great sexual tension between Mac and Barrons.  If you enjoy books that include some sex in them, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then stay away or wait until all the books have been written and read them all at once.  Every book in the series ends with a cliff-hanger.

 

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