Publisher - Gollancz Publication Date - 10th November 2011 Paperback - 416 pages Genre - Urban Fantasy
Source - Purchased
Rating - 3 out of 5: I liked it.
Reviewed by - Chrissie
Book Info - When MacKayla Lane receives a page torn 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 that it
corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac's quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into
the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail.
Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V'lane, a lethal Fae prince,
and Jericho Barrons, a man of deadly secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for
her body, mind, and soul.
My Thoughts - I must admit that after the great cliff hanger from the last book I had very high hopes for Faefever. But unfortunately, my hopes were dashed with this book. On the whole I am enjoying the series but there are still a few things about the books that are making me have some mixed feelings.
First of all, I feel as though both Bloodfever and Faefever have followed a bit of a pattern - they start off slow, often leaving me bored for a large proportion of the book with all of the scene-setting that takes place, then some great big thing happens near the end that leads to a big cliff-hanger that will make you want to pick up the next book straight away. And as much as I love the big climatic events at the end of the book, I also want something that really holds my attention for the first two thirds of the book.
The overall plot arc of the series is great, and that is one of the things that is keeping me going with these books. But I feel as though there is a lot of 'filling' going on. I would have been perfectly happy for Bloodfever and Faefever to be squashed together into one amazing book with a lot of the filling taken out. That being said though, I can't wait to find out what is in store next for Mac - especially after the way Faefever ended!
The major plus point in this book for me was Barrons - I know, you're shocked right? *cheeky grin*. I am still completely intrigued and can't wait to find out more about him! I love the sexual chemistry between him and Mac and I'm really hoping something happens between the two of them as I think that would be explosive! I am also more than a little bit fascinated by V'lane - I think he cares about Mac (as much as he is able to care about anything) and I love the way tries to do all he can to help her.
Summary - This is a series that has a promising storyline but that is let down somewhat by the amount of 'filling' and scene-setting that is going on. I am hoping that this will decrease as the series progresses and that the pace will pick up as it heads towards it's finale.
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