MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master's spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning's stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin's battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.
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.
"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 first review of Dreamfever, Shadowfever
Oh, I loved reading about Mac, and Barrons, and V'Lane, and Dani, and Lord Master, and just this fantastic dark world! It was so freaking great, and we got to see them together again, because I mean, yeah, like they say, fever to her ice, ice to her fever, thing, her and Barrons are pretty explosive!
Mac goes from wondering if she's the concubine, to the Unseelie King. Adding to that her relationship with Barrons, it was so fun to read about! And she goes from Mac 3.0, to 4.0. to 5.0. First there was Mac 1.0, pretty in pink, her life up until about halfway through Darkfever, where the death of her sister, and finding out, and starting to fight, the Fae, is when she becomes Mac 2.0. Mach 3.0 comes in after eating the Fae at the end of Bloodfever, and all the changes that came with it. Mac 4.0 came in after she came back from being Pri-ya that she was in from the end of Faefever, in Dreamfever, and finally, 5.0 came in at the end of Dreamfever/the start of Shadowfever, with the "death" of Barrons. Well, the beast that protected her and then died by her hand and Ryodan's, and whose body turned into Barrons. Yep.
Yeah, these books were fantastic, we found out that Cruce kidnapped the concubine, and then just by having her live like the Fae, made her Fae, till the point that she was the queen. So yeah, there's that. And that Christian is turning into an Unseelie Prince because of the one Dani killed, and that he was fed Unseelie to be healed? Or that the Sinsar Dubh downloaded a copy of itself into Mac's brain, that's why she could go through the mirror, because she had that bit of the Unseelie king inside her, his memories and such, and the runes her "lake" gave her, and her nightmares of the Cold Place, and the dreams of the neighbourhood of houses, which was just 1 big house? Or about Barrons son, and how he's living a fractured, non-living life? Or some knowledge about how the 9 operate?
Or that Dani was the one that set the Unseelie on Alina, because she was told to by what-her-name, Rowena. Yeah, that wasn't so fun to read, but Mac working her way through it, and Barrons, and the one part where he thinks she asked him to kill Dani for her when she meant what would Barrons do if he was her.
Yeah, this is a freaking great series, I just love it, love rereading it, and I can't wait for Burned and Flayed to come out!!!
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #4, 5
First Read: December 1st, 1st, 2012
Read: April 9th, 10th, 2014
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Books! And Shadowfever is a LLFL Book!
Published: August 18th 2009, January 18th 2011