Wednesday, December 22, 2010

DREAM FEVER by Karen Moning

Book Four of The MacKayla Lane Series
Publisher: Dell
Date published: October 2010
ISBN: 978-0440244400
Paranormal Urban Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained from Publisher

MacKayla Lane finds herself caught and raped by Unseelie Fae Princes, when the walls between humans and Fae come crashing down. MacKayla is a Sidhe-seer and she’s searching for the Sinsar Dubh an ancient black magic book, as it holds the key to saving the world.

Before MacKayla can do anything, she has to be brought back from oblivion. Otherwise the battle going on in the streets of Dublin will have consumed everything, as the Fae, Hunters and the Shades will have taken over. Dani has speed, but Mac has become Pri-ya and needs rescuing quickly. She’s been hurt and they’ve taken her spear.
With her young friend, Dani, Mac fights the fae and the head of the seers to save Dublin and the world, but can two young women save all those who are left while Mac seems to jump from one murderous episode to another, with Dani her side-kick.

If you don’t like a lot of sex scenes, cursing and killing I’d advise you to pick up a different book, as DREAM FEVER has a lot of all these between its covers. The main characters are very unusual in this Urban Fantasy, with an awful lot going on at once. The Fae are nothing like the average fairy in children’s books. These are into seduction in a wily way, with some stroking humans into submission as they take away their reasoning and body fluids. There’s also the Lord Master, the human who helped the Unseelie come into the human world. Then on the side of the good is Jericho Barrens or is he? He helps Mac heal, but has Sifting Silvers that take you into other parts of the universe, mostly places which will kill you. Another interesting character in the background is a member of the Seelie Court, Prince V’Lane who also comes to Mac’s aid. Put together it makes a mysterious tale that takes a lot of getting used to.

The ending left this reader up in the air, as I was left with no resolution to any of the story lines, meaning buy the next book or never know.

A shame as this is a right out of the box story, different in many ways so if you’ve read the previous books in the series I’m sure you’ll buy this one too.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of the book.

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