Book Review -- Faefever

Title: Faefever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Paranormal romance, urban fantasy
Pages: Paperback, 370
Published: 2008
Opening lines: "I'd die for him.
"No, wait a minute . . . that's not where this is supposed to begin."

He calls me his queen of the night. I'd die for him. I'd kill or him, too


"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 hunter: 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."
~ Jacket copy


Thoughts: After the way the previous book ended, I'm glad we didn't make it to the library in time to pick up my current hold! Now I only wish I didn't have it sitting on my coffee table waiting for me to read! Dreamfever is currently sitting next to it, begging me to pick it up instead of the classic. Dammit! Arg!

It's hard to say too much about these books without giving everything away. The transitions between books feels pretty seamless. I don't feel as if I've lost any time; however, I have read the last two books in succession angel During the course of the series, Mac has progressively grownup. It is nice to see character growth and not have some static annoyance. I also like the evolution of her relationship with V'Lane and his attempts to woo her. At this point, however, my favorite character is Dani, and I cannot wait to see how she will grow and progress in the last two books.

The deeper Moning goes into the books' history of the Fae makes it more and more interesting. I'm not very well versed in some of the background, so I am by far not an authority as far as the accuracy to myth, but the creation of the Unseelie was quite unique and interesting. To me, it added more depth to the courts and made it far more imperative to find the Book.

"Liminal" is a fascinating word. Times can be liminal: Twilight is the transition from day to night; midnight is the crack between one day and the next; equinoxes and solstices and New Year's Day are all thresholds.

Liminal can also be a state of consciousness: for example, those moments between waking and sleeping, also known as threshold consciousness, or hypnagogia, a state during which a person might think herself fully alert, but is actually actively engaged in dreaming. This is the time that a lot of people report a convulsive jerk, or a feeling of physically falling.

Places can be liminal: airports with people constantly coming and going, but never staying. People, too, can be liminal: Teens, like Dani, are temporarily stuck between child and adult. Fictional characters are often Liminal Beings, archetypes that straddle two worlds, marking or guarding thresholds or are physically divided by two states of existence.

Between-ness is a defining characteristic of liminal. Limbo is another. Liminal is neither here nor there but exists between one moment and the next, poised in that pause where what's passing hasn't yet become what's becoming. Liminal is a magical time, a dangerous time, fraught with possibility . . . and peril. (326, 327)

That is the perfect summation of the entire book, without giving anything away. I cannot wait to dive into the next book. With the ending of Faefever, I cannot even begin to imagine what will happen! But, alas, my library hold came in . . .

Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Currently: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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43/50 books


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