I'll preface this by saying I've been a fan of Karen Marie Moning
since the first Highlander book came out. I've faithfully followed her, watched her writing grow, and even though the Fever series -- an urban fantasy -- isn't a romance Moning’s voice is there in force.
|Darkfever (Book 1)|
The Fever World is a dark one, pierced infrequently by light, literally and metaphorically. I kept in mind a famous quote by Kahlil Gibran as I was writing: “Your joy can fill you only as deeply as your sorrow has carved you.”Her writing is dark and meaningful and passionate. I was sucked into the world of Mac and Barrons and V’lane. Each of the players in the Fever world had their own agenda. And all of them searched for a powerful book.
|Bloodfever (Book 2)|
Mac’s two heroes, for lack of a better word, are both dangerous and sexy. Barrons is powerful, mysterious, and one of the most complex and frustrating characters of the series. And I spent the series questioning who and what Barrons was. V’lane is just as powerful and mysterious, a “death-by-sex” Fae, and left me wondering whose side he was on.
|Faefever (Book 3)|
The lines between the good guys and bad guys are blurred, leading to questions. So many questions! Plot twists, Moning’s masterful weaving of information, and this was a delicious, edge of my seat read.
|Dreamfever (Book 4)|
It was my faith in Moning’s writing and the complexity of the characters that kept me reading this series. In the end I believe the series would have been done quite easily and well in three books vs. the five...something I've said since the second book.
|Shadowfever (Book 5)|
I think the Fever series is richer having read the Highlander series but it’s not necessary. I loved how Moning pulled world-building, mythos, knowledge of the Fae and Druids from the Highlander series to give the Fever series extra depth. I enjoyed referenced events from the Highlander series and favorite characters make cameos throughout the Fever series.
I loved the series and highly recommend it.