Ok everyone. Here is the deal-io. I don’t think I can write proper reviews for these books. I just can’t. You’re asking yourselves why now right? Well I have read review upon review praising these books to the moon and back. Everyone loves them…they eat sleep and breathe them. My opinions on these two books are so conflicted, so confusing, that I don’t even know what to say about them at this point. Did I like them? Eh. Kinda. Did I hate them. No. Not really. Will I read them again? Maybe bits and pieces. Can I shout their praises to heaven? No.
I do not like Mac…period. Like at all. I was really hoping her character would grow on me as she grew in the series. But unfortunately she hasn’t. Not to say that there weren’t times I liked her. There were. In Bloodfever Mac gets a chance to talk to her dead sister (though if it was really her sister or an illusion made by V’lane, the sexy Fae Prince, I don’t really know). I loved that part. Kinda cryptic but very bittersweet. For a second I almost liked Mac.
There is the scene towards the end of the book when Barrons and Mac get into a little scuffle and they end up in a very violent sexual embrace. Mac had been taken by the seriously f-ed up Malluce and he had beaten her to within an inch of her life. Barrons shows up to save her *of course* and she has to do some nasty stuff in order to live but Barrons, oh my, when he calls her Mac instead of Ms Lane…*SIGH*. My heart did a little pitter patter because Barrons *le sigh* is so freakin hot, so tall dark and mysterious…I just want to jump into the book. If it wasn’t for him I seriously would have dropped the series at book one.
Here the excerpt from the scene:
I exploded. I shoved at him, and clawed him closer. He shoved me back, and yanked mt tighter to his body. I pulled his hair. He pulled mine. He didn’t fight fair. He didn’t extend courtesies, not a single one.
I bit his lip. He tripped me and pushed me down to the stone floor of the cavern. I punched him. He straddled me.
I ripped his shirt down the front, left it hanging in tatters from his shoulders.
“I liked that shirt,” he snarled. He rose over me, a dark demon, glistening in the torchlight, dripping sweat and blood, his torso covered with tattoos that disappeared beneath his waistband.
He grabbed the hem of my shirt, tore it straight up to neck, and inhaled sharply.
I punched him, he punched me back, I was past feeling it. His mouth was on mine again, the hot silk of his tongue, the sharp deliberate abrasion of his teeth, the exchange of breath and the small desperate sounds of need.
And it goes on…so hot. I loved that part!
Faefever kept the story going by delving more into the search for the objects that are needed to keep the evil Fae’s world from crossing into ours. So many questions up to this point and really no answers. We still don’t know what Barrons is, other than certainly NOT HUMAN. We know he has super strength, can jump great lengths, doesn’t come out during the day (that we know of), is much older than he looks, can touch the objects they seek but can’t sense them and the Fae Prince and him are on a first name basis but can’t stand each other.
We also find out that Barrons can control people with his voice. This has been known to be a power of a Druid though he never comes out and says he is one. He sets out to teach Mac how to do the same thing, even though he says it took him years to learn it himself. He is cold and demanding in his quest to teach her…just how I like him.
We also get treated to Barrons laughing hysterically when he walks in to find Mac dancing around his bookstore with a helmet on her head covered in flashlights. You know…to keep the shadows away that suck the life out of people. I will admit, that was pretty funny. Not only was she dancing around but she was doing it to some Creedance Clearwater Revival…Bad Moon Rising.
Notice how Barrons in the focus of everything. Yeah I do too.
The end of Faefever left me with a big ole WHAAAAAA? It’s a cliffhanger for sure! It was enough of a WHAAAA?? for me to pick up the next book, Dreamfever. Though I haven’t gotten very far in that one yet. I HAVE gotten to the infamous chapter four and DAMN is all I’m gonna say.
Overall I give these two books 3 stars a piece. But really, I’m just not feeling it. I want to love them, but I will settle for “kinda like”.