After finishing the third book in the Downside Ghosts series (what I thought was the final book), I cast about for something else to read that would catch my interest. After a couple false starts, a friend of mine lent me the first four books in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I had no idea what I was in for.
The first book had a pretty stuttered start for me. Within the first few pages the author completely lost my suspension of disbelief when she referred to OPI’s iconic I’m Not Really a Waitress polish as “pink”. WTF? I mean, I’ll buy the whole fae in Ireland thing, but in no way, shape, or form is that polish pink. And there may be a lot I don’t know – but I do know polish.
I decided to give Moning the benefit of the doubt and continued to read. And before long I was completely. sucked. in. I tore through the first book in a couple of weeks and moved right on to the next. And the next.
And yes, I do tend to match my polish with what I’m reading. Not sorry.
I continued to read each book in about two weeks and quickly ran through the first four books. After finishing book four, I had to step out at lunch the next day to buy book five. These books are like crack. I came home that night and immediately dove into book four and then proceeded to want to throw the book across the room. I won’t give anything away, but holy shit I almost dropped the whole series right there.
Except that I couldn’t really. I had to know what happened. With Mac, with Barrons, with V’lane. I finished the final book on the plan home from NYC after Easter.
The books are urban paranormal, and they are most assuredly NOT YA books. There’s a whole lot of steamy UST going on in the books. Mac finds herself coming in repeated contact with a gorgeous death-by-sex fae who amps up Mac every time they encounter one another.
There is a spin-off book that ties in with these, but I honestly didn’t feel the need to read it. I was so enamored of the Mac and Barrons entanglements, that I was good with sticking with these. The books are seriously fabulous and if you haven’t read them yet – do it. I wasn’t completely sold on the whole fae thing (I’m a vampire girl at heart), but these books changed my mind pretty quickly.