Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever, #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Delacorte (Imprint of Random House)
Date Published: September 16th, 2008
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…
Phew! Cliffhanger much?
As Mac continues to search for the Sinsar Dubh in this book, she is surrounded by those she doesn’t know if she should trust or not. Everyone wants her for one reason or another and she just doesn’t know where her loyalties should lie. In a dark world that seems to be collapsing in on itself, it’s hard to define who your enemies are. Lies become an ordinary thing and secrets are held close to the chest (for as long as they’re able).
This third book in the Fever series was just as exciting as Bloodfever. More questions pile up without much being answered, but that’s part of the fun, right? It’s the mystery of it. Who’s good? Who’s evil? Who’s truly on Mac’s side and who’s just trying to use her? There are so many questions and so many mysteries and almost none of them were solved. But that’s okay. There were some tidbits here and there that we get that are like little puzzle pieces to try and fit into the larger scheme of things.
I like Barrons even more now. I’m not sure why. He’s still a jackass a lot of the time. But, for some reason he’s growing on me. I feel like there’s reasons for the things he does and that those reasons will come into the light one day. I’m not really surprised to say that my theory on Barrons has changed as well. I’ll put it behind a spoiler tag. Don’t read it unless you’ve read the first three books in this series: Darkfever, Bloodfever, and Faefever. Also keep in mind that this is just my theory and nothing more!
Okay, I now think that Barrons might be the Unseelie King. It would explain many things: why the Unseelie and Shades are afraid of him, why V’lane and him are enemies, why he is so powerful and strong, why he is hiding what he is from Mac, why he could touch the spear (because V’lane said only the Seelie Queen and Unseelie King could touch the objects from the other’s court), why he is looking for the book to begin with, why he is scared of his feelings for Mac (given what V’lane told us about the Unseelie King and the mortal woman from before), how old he is, why he can use the Voice, etc. I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of at the moment. But that’s a lot of things! So that’s where my theory on him stands as of now. If you know if I’m right or wrong, don’t tell me though! lol
Overall, this is just a fantastic series. I can’t say that I’m sad I didn’t start it until now though. Since Shadowfever just came out earlier this year, I’m happy I won’t have to wait to continue reading the series. Although I didn’t plan on reading Dreamfever right after this, I think I might have to with that ending!
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