Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Obsessing On...*2* - Fever

Obsessing On...is a new Lunar Rainbows' feature that I've decided to launch.  Every month I will spotlight one of my many fan-girl obsessions ranging from bookish themes to television & movies! One month I may showcase a book-boyfriend obsession, the next I could feature a classic television series I like to geek out on. I've added a linky-link below if anyone wants to whip up a post, all I ask is that you link back to this post somehow!

Since I just found out a few weeks ago that Hollywood is developing Darkfever - (check out the entry on IMDb here) book one of the Fever Series, I've been thinking about it all non-stop so this week, I am obsessing on...The Fever Series.

Alright, so for those unfamiliar with the series, here's the 411: The Fever Series is an Adult Paranormal Fantasy series, and there's a BIG emphasis on all those three words guys! The story revolves around Mackayla 'Mac' Lane, a typical 'prom-queen' type: beautiful, shallow & frivolous. Her perfect world is turned completely upside down though, when her sister and pretty much favorite person in the world is murdered while studying abroad in Ireland. To top things off, before her sister was found dead, she'd left Mac a frantic and admittedly cryptic voice mail. Determined to get to the bottom of things, Mac travels to Dublin...and that's when things get really weird. Weird like being able to see beyond our world and into the realm of the Fae - a realm that few humans will ever witness. As Mac comes to grips with who she really is, she's soon in over her head, with the Fay, that dark and mysterious Jerricho Barrons AND an all powerful evil book that could destroy both the realm of the Fae...along with our own world!
I'm the first to admit that it took me the first few books to really get into this series, my main gripes were how incredibly 'barbie' the MC Mackayla 'Mac' Lane starts out being.  With multiple cute outfit descriptions, mentions of how hot she is and whatnot, it had me rolling my eyes more than once.  But...at the same time, I knew I was hooked even then.  I inhaled the first book, Darkfever in about 2 sittings and the second I was done I wanted to drive 30 minutes to the nearest bookstore just to have the sequel in my possession!  That entire process was then repeated with book 2 Bloodfever, until I just caved and bought the rest of the series.  Books 3-5 were BRILLIANT - they were SO freaking good guys, I can't even...I remember re-reading certain passages of books 4 and 5 like three or four times before finally moving on.  When I finished, I had a HUGE book hangover and I knew I'd be re-reading this series many times to come!

So what's so great about the Fever Series?? Check it out: 
  • The setting - Dublin Ireland ♥ - I'd never read a book set in Ireland before and I was instantly immersed in such a rich and lavish world that I found myself dreaming of this place constantly...how could you not?!
    Dublin at Night
  • The Fae, both the Seelie & Unseelie courts and all the mythology and Fae
  • The Intrigue - this series is very mysterious,with breakneck twist and turns that will simply floor you - they did for me anyways!!
  • The Book Store - Barons Books & BaublesAfter meeting the douchy Barrons, Mac ends up with a job at his INCREDIBLE book store, which looks something like this:
    Are we drooling yet??

  • The mythology -  the Fae lore is incredibly detailed and quite fascinating how it's built around every bit of this world Moning created.  I'd never read any Fae books back then and I was completely captivated.
  • BARRONS!!  Yes, that douche I mentioned earlier.  He's dark, dangerous, direct and kinda scary but his well-hidden heart is what got me in the end...I mean, besides the tall, dark & dreamy bit ;)
    More or less how I imagine Barrons
  • Intensity  - this entire series is filled to the brim with action, battles, sex-appeal, suspense, lust, emotions (both good & bad) and enough twists to give you whiplash.
  • Cliffhangers - sometimes I hate cliffhangers but usually that's because I'm hugely obsessive and can't stand waiting.  Done right, cliffhangers can leave you salivating for more.  Believe me when I tell you that every single Fever book ends in a deliciously torturous cliffhanger.  The worst offenders here being book 3 Faefever and book 4 Dreamfever. I recommend having the follow up(s) handy at all times ;)
  • V'lane - So if Barrons doesn't float your boat, V'lane is a satisfying alternative.  This Fae is not above being naughty, but he's always entertaining (to say the very least!)
  • Kick-Butt Heroine  - though it may not seem that way initially, Mac has an EPIC character evolution.  I mean despite being a bit too plastic for me at first, she's snarky, has tons of attitude, she's determined and her confidence can't help but be admired.  As the series progresses though, she becomes fierce and tough, her cleverness and quick-thinking meshing together with her gifts and abilities and make one amazing chick!
    Mackayla 'Mac' Lane
  • SEXY time - this series is very adult.  So fair warning for those who aren't into those kinds of reads.  The Fay's powers pretty much revolve around their ability to seduce women.  There are 'good' Fay & really very bad ones and combining those two types of ideas might make some readers uncomfortable.  Honestly though,  it was my first time with a series like this and I have to say the adult spin on an urban fantasy was surprisingly enjoyable to me. 
  • Bottom line - there is a really compelling and thrilling story to be experienced, one that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first book and only gets better and better from there!
Fellow Fever Series Fans: Did I miss any of your favorite things about the series?!
Let me know below but be warned: Although I own Iced I haven't gotten to it yet so:
NO ICED SPOILERS!!!
To those who haven't read the series yet, I ask you this: why not?    Do you want to? Have you heard of it before or have your friends read it??  Let me know :)

16 comments:

  1. This is my favorite series EVER! I was hooked right from the start and I am still obsessing over everything and the series is not even done for which I am so glad! <3

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    1. YES! Fever is coming up for me and I already can't wait for more in the series :D

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  2. I love love love the Fever series! For me it's probably the Ireland setting and the way Ms Moning's writing is just so damn readable. It feels like your flying through the pages with her books.

    Iced is different from the other books and Mac & Barrons are barely in it, but there are some new other characters that are lovely (: And it's great to have a heroine with super powers!

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    1. Yay, a fellow Fever Lover! The Ireland setting was a BIG plus for me too but you're right KMM's writing style just flows SO well ♥ I honestly NEED to get to my copy of Iced like, NOW :D

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  3. Awesome post, hun :)
    I have the first 2 books on my shelf because a friend re-bought them so she'd have a matching-editions set. She's been pushing them at me for a while! She's a huuuuge Ireland fan and I've been to Dublin with her once (we pretty much decided that 10mins after we first met in person). So, I know I'll enjoy the setting. And I love Urban Fantasy and fae. And well... dude with a bookstore. What more could you want :P
    Honestly, I'm glad to hear she doesn't remain a barbie forever. Those types of heroines annoy the crap out of me, even though I get a sort of mean fun out of seeing them struggle sometimes ^^''
    I really hope I can start on the series before summer! I really wish I wasn't so busy right now :(
    I love this feature by the way ^^

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    1. hahaha I'm SO freaking excited that you're reading the series AS I'm typing this!! I was giddy/anxious when you started with the first book but now that I know you're hooked I'm doing a little happy dance LOL :D Ditto on the dude with a bookstore btw *swoon* Thanks for the awesome comment girl ♥

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  4. This series also started off a bit slowly for me, and then by the third book, I was hooked. I was very lucky that I read this when I did because my library always had the next book I needed when I went. I've been keeping an eye out for Darkfever because Ally's mom is interested in starting the series, and it's always checked out, along with the rest of the series.

    I can't wait to see the topic for next month's post! :)

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    1. We got hooked at exactly the same point then Lee - cool! Yes, it would have been torture to have to wait weeks at a time in between each book...but especially book 4 and 5! Eeeek >.< Thanks for the sweet comment :D XOX

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  5. I have been wanting to read this series. They have the audiobooks on my online library so I think I will listen to them.

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    1. OMG AMY you HAVE to read or listen to this series, like yesterday!! Go! Go! Go! XD

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  6. Loving this feature idea, Lady! So...honestly, I've never paid much attention to this series but reading your post...I kind of want it. Like, now! Especially with it being set in Dublin (I'm a little obsessed with Ireland). Great post, you've sold me!

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    1. Thanks Doll ♥ Oh I hope you will give it a chance Ali AND I'm crossing my fingers (and toes) that you'll enjoy it as much as I did if/when you do read it...though I'm fairly certain you'll LOVE it ;) Keep me posted!!

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  7. I'm obsessing right along with you, Micheline! ;) I started the Fever series when only the first 2 were out...but I was hooked immediately. Mostly because of the setting and the mystery and the Fae...oh, I'm not fooling anyone, am I? It was Barrons!! :) Glad we share a love of this series. Have you read KMM's Highlanders series? There are elements to them that intertwine with the Fever series - although you don't have to read them to understand, obviously. But I loved them as well. Oh, and Iced...I LOVED it! A friend of mine had trouble getting into it but ended up loving it. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it once you read it. :)

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    1. Oh Awesome Brandee - TOTALLY get you on the whole Barrons thing ;) I haven't read KMM's Highlander series but it's on the old wishlist!! Glad to hear you loved them AND Iced :D thanks for stopping by ♥

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  8. Okay, you are totally selling this to me LIKE A PRO. Seriously, I'm convinced I would be totally into this series if I gave it a try (or at least books 3-5, like you said). I have yet to read any Adult paranormal/fantasy books because I am always nervous that they won't be for me... that they may be too adult for me somehow. Which is silly because I AM AN ADULT!! haha, makes no sense whatsoever. I should really get over it and try one out sometime - I don't like the idea that I am missing out on so many amazing stories, like this one.

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    1. Bahahaha YEAH BABY!! :D I don't know why but I remember you mentioning you don't read adult paranormal/fantasy...but if it helps, this series was my first foray into adult-paranormal and I was a little skeptical myself but it was SO worth it for me!! It made a nice change of children's/ya stories to be honest :) I hope you will give one a try eventually!!

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