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Dreamfever (Fever Series #4)

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17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

WoW! What a great book!

I rarely buy books - I get them from my library. But this is a series that once I read the first one from the library, had to buy it and the next, and so forth. Please read them in order - it makes a huge difference and you'll be lost if you read Dreamfever without it. ...
I rarely buy books - I get them from my library. But this is a series that once I read the first one from the library, had to buy it and the next, and so forth. Please read them in order - it makes a huge difference and you'll be lost if you read Dreamfever without it. This is also the fourth of a five book series. I assume the last will be published next August. If you can't wait, and don't like cliffhangers, wait til next year. But DO read them. It is also not a romance, and it deals with adult subjects.

I have re-read them all at least 5+ times, looking for nuances, appreciating a turn of phrase, questioning characters and situations, wondering what will happen next. Having the storyline arc over 5 books allows for character development that goes beyond the standard surface treatment a single-book storyline can ever give. That's what made the infamous cake scene earlier in the series so great - not only was it brilliant writing, it shed light on who the characters were.

As for Dreamfever, the plot is fast paced, with action, introspection, emotional highs and lows, and persistence in the face of life's difficulties. It is not light or trite, and there is entertainment to balance the difficult scenes. Serious topics are dealt with, and an informed reader understands their role. It is a dark urban fantasy, and it is what it is - great! For sure, read the books in order, if you don't you will be confused and not understand or appreciate the way the storyline must unfold.

There are legions of fans who purposely took the day of work to buy and read this book. That says something about the quality of the writing and the joy a good book (any good book) can bring to its readers. This is one of those books.

posted by Fevered on August 19, 2009

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32 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Loyal reader who's disappointed

I've been a fan of K.M.M. since Beyond the Highland Mist. But the Fever series has left me more and more disappointed with each installment. In DREAMFEVER, Ms. Moning doesn't seem to do much to advance the plot of the series. We don't find really find out anything ne...
I've been a fan of K.M.M. since Beyond the Highland Mist. But the Fever series has left me more and more disappointed with each installment. In DREAMFEVER, Ms. Moning doesn't seem to do much to advance the plot of the series. We don't find really find out anything new on what Darroc wants and what the Fae Queen is doing to stop all this. There just seems to be a lot of running around for the sake of running around. Barrons' refusal to open up has gone beyond frustrating and his character doesn't experience any growth. After Mac emerges from Pri-ya she says that she is now hardened and won't be pushed around anymore. When in reality it's just talk and she still simply reacts to people and events. And a seasoned author like Ms. Moning should know that readers hate to be stuck with cliff hangers! We are going to read the next installment! It is grossly unfair to force readers to wait a year on something like this. It doesn't make me hungry for more - it makes me mad!

While I admire Ms. Moning's considerable talents and her ability to write, I think I'll be using the library for any future books until she's proven herself again.

posted by Krissy314 on September 9, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    Just more circles

    I am a loyal Karen Marie Moning fan. I have own all of her books. After reading the books I listen to them on audio. In all honesty though, this one was somewhat of a disappointment. I have read the book twice in hopes I had missed something the first time around. Nope got it all the first time. Normally I finish her books in one sitting. This one took me a few days to complete, both times. The story line felt scattered. In all of her other books she portrayed the emotions of the characters so well. This one is lacking that. Dreamfever just adds more to the confusion with very few answers. Ms. Moning notes that things will all become clear in the 5th and final book. I own all of her other books and I am sure I will finish out my collection with the last one, but I probably won't be there the day it comes out on the market.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Mac is back!

    Another freaking cliffhanger but I love the series.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

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    Action packed

    Book number four is chock full of fighting. Even though the beginning of the book isn't the hand to hand combat fighting one would think. Mac is fighting for her life and Barrons is doing the only thing he can think of to help turn her back into the Mac she was.

    There is a lot of Dani time in this book and that sort of made me lose interest a bit. I don't know why but her character really grates on my nerves. The majority of the book is Mac going out and trying to take back Dublin. She and some of the other Sidhe-seers are teaming up to fight the fae that are terrorizing the streets. There is an extremely close call between Mac and THE book that had me on the edge of my seat. However, it was the incredible whiplash of a cliffhanger at the end of the book that left my mouth gaping wide open. Apparently Moning was going for the cliffhanger of the year award and by George I think she got it!

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

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    THE CLIFF HANGER!!!

    So much yet so little has happened. It's written well and enjoyable, but the plot itself has not realy moved along. Mac still must climb to a higher position. She is still dependent on those around her and does little on her own. Even though she climbs out of a deep dark hole and claims to be stronger she is still to weak to fend for herself. However, worst of all is the CLIFF HANGER. So much time of torture must be endured and i believe many others feel much the same way.

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