Dreamfever (Fever Series #4)

Dreamfever (Fever Series #4)

by Karen Marie Moning
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Krissy314 More than 1 year ago
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.
denverbroncosgirl More than 1 year ago
Would anyone like to go with me to Karen Marie Moning's house, tie her to the chair, & not let her go (not even to use the bathroom, LOL) until she FINISHES Shadowfever? Okay, let me start by saying that I am livid hot pissed! What a cliff hanger. I thought that Faefever was a cliff hanger but nothing compared to this one. I think what makes it worse is that I had already bought Dreamfever when I finished Faefever. Now I have to wait for Shadowfever to come out! How long is it going to be? It's one thing to keep a reader interested but to leave one completely hanging like that for such a long time is just wrong! On another note, I absolutely LOVED this book & think it's the best in the series by a mile. I love Barrons even more. He is definitely my favorite character. I can't stand Rowena, what a nasty hag! Such a well written series. It has kept me riveted....Karen, please HURRY with Shadowfever! If she starts writing another series, I probably won't even start it until she has finished writing the entire series. I can't stand to be kept in that much suspense. This is my favorite series by a mile. Barrons ROCKS!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
theshrike More than 1 year ago
I would like to start off by making it clear that the book is worth your time if you like softer fiction. The story is intriguing, though the writing a bit shoddy. Even four books in I'm not sure why the series needed to be five books. Ive also wondered why each book has ended in a blatant cliffhanger, which also happens to be the middle of a scene, when its obvious the main plot arc of the series has yet to be resolved. That should be enough to bring your readers back for the next installment. An Editor Ms. Moning is not, but as I said the story is intriguing. My main frustration with modern fiction is the commercialism involved in its release. In the authors own words she conceptualized the story as a whole and, for that reason, writing it was done much more quickly than anything she had done previously. If that is the case, why are we waiting a year between books? And, again, why chop the story as a whole into five mini-arcs stuffed with an abundance of inner monologue and unnecessary scenes with unimportant characters. I have to assume the driving force behind this is money. I await the final chapter, but I can say with certainty that this is the last time I will begin a suggested episodic tale prior to the release of its conclusion.
Mamarebe More than 1 year ago
I read some of the less flattering reviews and I have got to say I loved this book. I totally disagree that Barrons and Mac didn't progress in their keep you guessing relationship. Not only did she get into his head, but he allowed it. You may still not know exactly what Barrons is but you get some insight to the V'Lane versus Barrons history. Plus Mac had no choice but to lower her guards with Barrons in the beginning and it shows what he would go throw to keep her with him, and not just for the book. I loved the character development, I love the growing relationship between Mac and Dani, and I really loved that the old witch GM got a mouthful of Mac's inner angst. I for one cannot wait till the next book.
BDK2091 More than 1 year ago
I have everyone of Moning's books and have loved each one, but this one is just a "throw together" and the ending sucks. What ending, hang on there's another book yet to come. HATE CLIFFHANGERS! Especially when you have to wait another year before the next comes out. By then, I'll have forgotten to event think about what the final outcome is.
Fevered More than 1 year ago
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.
AddictedLinn More than 1 year ago
I love this series!!!! Ive been waiting for this book, always checking the website to see when it would be out! Ms. Moning takes me into a world that I want to be in yet I don't. I have all the books and i am hoping to continue my collection. Faefever left me shocked and hanging and that was the perfect way to leave off. Is Mac really on the Unsealie side? Or will she come back to her senses? Will Barron or the Death By Sex Fae save her? So many questions!!!! I need answers!....Now its time to find out whats going to happen to Mac next. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i don't like the seires. i'm not a fan of the author's writing style and i just plainly don't like the storyline and characters. Mac is wacky, Barron is a creep(in the chapters when he "cured" Mac wasz just odd)
Black_or_Barrons More than 1 year ago
Dreamfever! Where do i start, um, amzaing,to say the least.In this one not only do we get to see from Daani's point of view in this book, but we get to hear from Barrons' as well. Barrons ! Dani and the other Sidhe-seers are hunting Mac (not that Dani would ever want to fight Mac.)Dani gets away from the others with her superhuman speed and finds Mac on the stone cold hard floor of the church,3 unseelie death-by-sex fae, having sex with Mac's unconcious body, Dani has to help. Ro wants Mac dead or alive, but Dani wont let them Kill Mac.She knows that Mac did not put shades into the orb to be released into Dublin...
Celwynd More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this series so far. I found the first one at the library when it was highlighted in their "Beginning of a Series" section. I was totally hooked right off the bat. Mac, the protagonist, is charming but flippant, sexy but not slutty and very likable. Even in her grief and disbelief of losing a beloved sister and finding a whole world that had been hidden to her before, she maintains the core of her character. Barrons is truly a unique find in that he is not the standard "Everyone's Hero" sort of male lead and that the author has quite cleverly kept most of his background a secret, only dribbling it out in bits and pieces. What I don't understand is why this series is placed in with Moning's other series. I believe the other is some sort of romantic Highlander theme. There has been very little sex, let alone "romance" in the Fever series. It truly belongs in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section along with Patricia Briggs, Laurel K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris. To be honest, it is rather embarrassing to be caught looking in the Romance section as I find most romance novels to be trite and formulaic and not worth the time and effort, however, this series has been anything but. I can't wait for the final installment to be released! If you are looking for a new and imaginative Fantasy series this is it!
Nightnan More than 1 year ago
This is the best "fever" yet. Must be H1N1 Mac style. The book starts off after Mac has been raped by the Unseelie Princes and turned "priya" Barron's cure for "pri-ya" is just as outrageous and desperate as is most of he and Mac's relationship. Mac's cure hardens her character and sharpens her ass-kicking abilities. Mac and the other sidthe seers begin confronting their pasts and finding answers and of course, more questions. More searching and seeking leads to the Lord Master kidnapping her adoptive family in the US. You will love and hate this book. Love it for Mac's resurgence and hate it for the way the story continues to find one answer, then creates 20 more questions. The beast in the basement garage for example??? I read this book twice looking for hidden clues. I still am hanging on the cliff as the author desires. Take pity on us, your readers please Ms. Moning. How can you not love Mac in all her glory? Who is the dreamy-eyed boy? Also, two months of anti-priya therapy, question-mark on the birth control. It boggles the mind. In a good way!
ValNYC More than 1 year ago
*SPOILER ALERT*: What a strange ending for a book. In this installment, we are no closer in finding out who Barrons is, but we do get more clues in the form of Ryodan, and the band of warriors. I was dismayed that the book ended in such an abrupt way, Ryodan falling into a gorge is a soap opera ending. Did he or didn't he die? Who was the beast protecting Mac as she was stuck in a wilderness dimension? Although it's a cliffhanger ending (pun intended), I felt the book went out with a fizzle instead of the climax intended. It was great to see Christian, if only briefly in this installment. I was hoping to see more substance in this storyline. His presence is almost like a 5-second sound byte- just enough to tell you what the song is but not enough to really enjoy. (sigh) I hope he finds his way back home. It was exciting in small doses, with that sexual tension between Barrons and Mac. But outside of Barrons saving her from priy-a state, there's really no development in their relationship one way or the other. Sure she's cured, stronger, able to resist the fae sexual charms, and eventually learns how to use the VOICE in this installment, I see very little difference between 'pink' Mac and 'black' Mac. A lot of ton and cheek, Barrons words and actions seem cheesy at times (overdone-trying too hard to make him dark/mysterious/sarcastic), but at least Dani gives comic relief. All in all, even though I'm enjoying the series, I should've waited for the paperback as this story's volume pretty much keeps things status quo in development (outside of Mac being cured from priy-a state.) One could easily skip this volume and catch up with the next. Take my advice and wait for the paperback.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all books in this series
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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
Quite an interesting turn of events for Mac in this one. In fact, we don't pick up from her point of view. Instead be get to see through the eyes of another sidhe-seer as Mac descends into madness. A good chunk of this book is Barrons trying to snap her out of it - but his methods are far from traditional. And while I applaud his originality and ability to stick with it for sooooo long, it was really soooooo long and I got a little sick of it. But that is just the first section of the book. The walls are gone - no more - zip - nadda - gone, and both Seelie and Unseelie are roaming the world freely. This leads to some very big what the hell moments because things are seriously messed up. I really enjoyed seeing Mac explore this new world and adapt to it as things kept getting thrown her way. This wasn't my favorite of the series - mostly because I want more fighting Mac and less, well, the Mac at the beginning of the book.
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BookNerd0695 More than 1 year ago
After the events that occurred in Faefever, Dublin is no longer the same city that it once was. Scratch that, it's not just Dublin that has been exposed, it is the whole human world. Things are happening that are out of Mac's control, and she still has way more questions than answers. She does have a new ally though, a spunky 13 year old girl that loves kicking some Unseelie butt! Not only does this book give us more of Dani, but it also gives us more of Barrons, maybe even a little more than you bargained for. It just took me a little off guard, I mean I read this part and was just like "Oh my!!" You'll know what I'm talking about when you get to that part. There was just so much action in Dreamfever. There was that whole part I mentioned earlier plus a ton of Unseelie butt kicking Mac! Once again though, Ms. Moning left us with another cliffhanger. Unfortunately I don't have the next installment at my disposal....yet. Don't worry I'll get my hands on it in a day or two (hopefully). On a side note, if you don't read the "Glossary from Mac's Journal" that's included at the end of the book, you are missing out. Some of the descriptions are pretty funny!!
jcsbookhaven More than 1 year ago
The Good After the end of Faefever, Mac is permanently altered. She's not herself at all in the beginning of the book and slowly comes back to herself. Only instead of Rainbow Mac, and Gray and Pink Mac, she is now Red and Black leather Mac. I appreciate that her transition in clothing catalogs the inner transitions that she's made as well. She is no longer naive. She's not the trusting, soft girl that anyone can knock over. She doesn't trust anyone anymore. She is on the scene now with guns blazing and everyone else better get out of the way. I relish the different settings that I got to see in Dreamfever. I got to read about this new Dublin with the walls all the way down between the fae, as well as a trip into the Silvers into the Fae world. The environment was so different that it infused some umph into the storyline and kept the action well-paced. The characters are simply amazing. Barrons is a hard tough shell, and seeing the funny side of him briefly in this one was brilliant. Christian pops up again with his lovely Scottish excellence. Dani saves Mac and is a hero. She's adorable when she's preening knowing she's done a job well done. V'lane is as mystifying as ever though Mac is no longer in thrall when he's around. Thank you, Moning! I love her strength etched up to this notch. Rowena sickens me. I love that this old, frail woman is actually one of the meanest and revolting characters that surrounds her. The Bad I lacked interest in the beginning chapters that were told from Dani's POV. They were hard for me to get into. Her voice is so different from Mac's and quite honestly hard for me to appreciate. She tends to repeat the same words over and over again. Dani is a character in this series that I adore, but I think I must love her more through Mac's POV because I skipped over the little sections that were her's in this one. The Romance Finally some action in the romance front! Steamy, hot, unrefined romance. Is she falling for the right person? Conclusion An absolutely thrilling way for this story to unfold. Mac is being honed into a steel edge through her trials and growing into a character that I can definitely stand behind. Barrons is as cantankerous as ever and I relish every saracastic exchange he and Mac share. The action is here in spades along with strange new landscapes. Recommended.
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Lufbra More than 1 year ago
PEERLESS IMAGINATION BRILLIANTLY RENDERED. I'll put it simply. This is a brilliant book, brilliantly written, brilliantly crafted, brilliantly imagined, brilliantly engaging, brilliantly entertaining and many more superlatives too numerous to mention. This is the best series currently being written in American words and is a must read for everyone, everywhere. In short this series is brilliant.
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Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
Wow - this book is amazing! 5 Stars! I originally gave this book 4 stars for some strange reason. What on earth was I thinking?!?! This is a 5 star book without question. I have read it 3 times and plan to read many more time during my life. It really is that good. This book gives up the moment that we have all been waiting for - you know what I am talking about. Let me just say Chapters 4 and 5 - most fans know exactly what happens in those 2 chapters. I know I will always think of this book whenever I hear Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping" because that is simply put the best scene in a book EVER. Once again, there is a lot going on in this book. Mac has been through a kind of hell that most people don't come back from. Mac comes back even stronger than she was before. The world is more of mess than it was in previous books and Mac is determined to work to change things. As I was reading the book this time, I did think that maybe Mac doesn't appreciate everything Barrons has done for her. Of course that might be due to the fact that I LOVE Barrons but seriously he keeps saving her and she seems to get mad because of it. Strength wasn't about being able to do everything alone. Strength was know when to ask for help and not being to proud to do it. In this book, we get to spend more time with characters we have spent time with in previous books: Dani, V'lane, Rowena, and really just about everyone else. The reasons why I hate Rowena are quite obvious during this book. She really is worse than many of the monsters in my opinion. This book brings us to a couple of new locations as well. We get to go into Ryodan's club which is quite the experience to say the least. Mac even spends some time in fairy. Once again, I believe that everybody should read these books and they should probably be read more than once but what do I know I am a bit obsessive about it myself. This book does end in a cliffhanger so I do recommend having the whole series lined up once you start the first book. I waited to read this book and I had to wait a whole year to find out what happens with this cliffhanger. This book ended up being worth the wait and I can't wait to see where else Karen Marie Moning takes us.
Megan_BedroomBookworms More than 1 year ago
As I said in my last review book three ended on a horrible cliffhanger. Even though I finish that book about 1am in the morning I had to start Dreamfever to at least get me past those horrible ending events. I just couldn’t understand why her and Barron’s couldn’t hurry the F up and get it together all ready. I just wanted them together! It was killing me in my little reader heart. I wanted to see more of Barrons’ sweet side. I need the high of the romance. The early scenes in this book just made me feel for Barrons, they were so sad. It made me love and feel for him so much. I just want to cuddle him… don’t tell Matt. The things he does for Mac are always actions rather than wordy, but when you look at those actions it’s so obvious to see how he feels about her. I couldn’t put this book down. It was impossible. I used an entire work day to sit around and read it. The story is so good and I don’t even know why, it just is. There were even more questions asked in this book and waiting on all the answers was killing me. Mac is finally the girl I’ve wanted her to be. She’s kick butt and there is so much action in this story, I loved every minute of it. As much as I dissed her in earlier reviews now she just makes me want to go out and buy pink nail polish or something. I just wish she’d get over her tough exterior and let Barrons in. He’s become so sweet in this story and all his actions are showing her what he feels. She just needed to open her eyes and see it! Wow, this whole review has just been me being all emotional, can you tell that means I was really into this story? Dreamfever ends on another flippin’ cliffhanger! I don’t know how the people who read this series originally made waiting for the next book to come out. I would have gone crazy.