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When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister's journal, she is stunned by Alina's desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister's killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac's quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V'lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780385341639
Branch Call Number: F MON
Alternative Title: Fae fever


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Jan 19, 2021

The world is coming down around Mac's ears and the barrier between the Fae and humanity is weakening. Unseelie continue to flood the city of Dublin and Mac is floundering, torn between the various factions in play. This third book in the series ratchets up the action and the pressure as Halloween approaches, and it's going to be a night no one will forget.

Sep 18, 2020

This is the third installment in the series.
MacKayla tries to stand on her own apart from Barrons. Attempting alliances to ‘diversify’.
The story keeps getting darker though to the point of complete bleakness. It certainly ended apocalyptically and in a non PC way that spells the true end of innocence.
My favorite parts however were all the dialogs between MacKayla and Barrons. They are wonderfully written. Witty, funny, and full of unrequited ‘something’ on both ends. The ‘black icing’ comment was one of many repartees that made me burst out laughing.
I love Barron’s character. He is so mysteriously layered that I am almost afraid of how he will fair once we actually learn some truths about him.
The book was slow going at times but ends on a true cliffhanger. I had to start the next one immediately.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 19, 2019

The series is starting to grow on me, but I'm still disturbed by the casual misogyny and Barrons' abuse of MacKayla, and her seeming acceptance of it.
Moning is dropping clues, and I know some of them are red herrings, but I still feel like I'm figuring some things out. I guess we'll see!

Oct 16, 2016

Returned unread... I like some spice in stories but not this spicy.... I can do without the wild fantasy sexual extremes. N judgments to those who can, however. Each to his own.

Jun 01, 2016

Holy batshit crazy, things just took a complete 180 degrees with that ending.

Even though I more than enjoyed the second half of the book. There seems to be too much redundancy about too many things. The pissing contest between V'lane and Barrons was getting too much for me and because of that, I'm almost glad of the new plot development.

Also side note, there is a great chance that you'd be majorly offended at a couple of subject matter. I certainly got ticked off a couple of times, even though Barrons would say that, "I was full of shit."


Monikan21 Feb 15, 2015

Book 3 of Fever series, preceded by BloodFever and followed by Dreamfever. Mac's story continues and it's getting more and more dark and interesting. Wow! It ends with a cliffhanger and I must start the next book NOW!

forbesrachel Sep 13, 2013

The opening statements say it all about this book, this is not Mackayla's most proud moment...it is very high on the romance scale. Not once does she romanticize any of the people around her though, she makes observations, but refuses to give in to them, especially V'lane.
V'lane is given a greater depth by actually talking to Mackayla. The Seelie nobility has as much political backstabbing as any other ruling body does, but theirs is to a degree times their age. The Fae are not as perfect as they seem. In fact, he knows the enemy, LM is someone named Darroc, who is not only threatening the existence of humans, but the Seelie as well. Emotionally, V'lane is arrogant, and has a temper, but he needs Mackayla's abilities, so he does his best to humour her. His attempts to learn about human nature for her do seem genuine though.
So far most of the enemies, and allies, Mackayla has met, have been shades of grey in terms of morality, now the first truly black "character" makes it appearance. The Sinsar Dubh has been given form, and rather than being an innocuous book that a person is using, it is a beastly tome possessing random people for its own evil purposes.
After the last book's events, Mac has decided she is going to take action. No longer will she wait for answers, wait to be saved, or rely on her supposed allies. In a proactive streak, she creates her MacHalo to fend off Shades, forges new alliances, and plays her information like a master at cards, revealing only what she must. Too much happens one after the other, a few additional quiet lulls would have helped to keep a steadier pace.
As Samhain approaches, the pieces are set to try and keep the walls of the Unseelie prison from collapsing. However once again they are all outmaneuvered. The books so far have a pattern where in the final act Mac finds herself thrust into a situation where her life is in danger, and she gets saved. This time things are a little different in that, with no allies about, she ends up helpless to stop the massacre, and even more helpless to save herself.
Faefever is a turning point where everything begins to crumble. Mac herself is more "evil", and this disturbs her. The world of rainbows is fading away.

Apr 15, 2013

A non-stop read! Many great characters and had to immediately download the next book Dreamfever.

LaimaA Jan 09, 2013

Thank god I am reading these after the last in the series has already been published. If I had to wait a year between these maddeningly good cliffhangers, I would surely manage to tear all my hair out. This book is perfect.

Dec 03, 2012

Very slow book, reads just like the first book. Not much difference.

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