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Fever (Leopard People #1-2)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  4,325 Ratings  ·  69 Reviews
In Wild Rain and the novella "The Awakening," Christine Feehan created an exotic, sensual race-the Leopard People. Fever brings the two stories together for the first time in one volume, a one-way ticket to a dizzying new world of desire.

In "The Awakening," a beautiful naturalist's dream comes true-to live among the feral jungle creatures. But an untamed, irresistible beas
Trade Paperback, 406 pages
Published January 3rd 2006 by Berkley
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Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I gave this 4 stars because I really like Christine Feehans books, however if you don't like her then I imagine that you probably wouldn't enjoy this one either.

Fever is the first two books in the Leopard People series. The Awakening and Wild Rain.

The Awakening- This is a short story about 100 pages or so long introducing the Leopards and the jungle in which they live. I love the descriptions in the book, she describes the jungle so vivdly in this book it is almost like another character in the
May 21, 2009 Sharon rated it liked it
Well, "just okay" is what I can say about these two stories. The first one is a short novella, which introduces the series. It was good and had a pretty well developed plot for novella. I liked it and was glad the second book was right there for me to continue!

Then I started to waiver in my liking. It was a much longer story, but in my opinion was a short novella that had been stretched. The beginning and end were pretty decent, but the middle was just a series of the same scenes and thoughts (
I have read every book in 3 different Christine Feehan series, and she has yet to disappoint. The "Leopard People" series is every bit as good as her other series'. Feehan is a master of creating new and interesting characters and societies. In Fever, we discover the race of shape-shifting leopard-people, and learn all about their history and customs. The details are intricate and Feehan's descriptions of life within the rainforests of Borneo is simply breathtaking.

The leopard-people stories fo
May 08, 2008 Toni rated it it was amazing
Just finished book one The Awakeing in Christine's Leopard series and found it to be a wonderful book. Just enough mystery to keep it interesting along with some very erotic sex. Nothing very graphic but hot all the same. Just starting Book Two Wild Rain. Longer book but I think just as unput downable.

Wild Rain was fantastic. So engaging that I could not stop reading unti I finished. Rachel and Rio's story was hot and steamy and riviting. A great book which leaves me with the hope she is writing
This kinda chapped my behind. For whatever reason this author's books started coming out with different covers and names. This is one of them.

This is a reissue of Leopard Series book #1!

She has reissues, plugged as all new and a lot of her current short stories remixed with other authors and put in a new book, but the same short stories.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE "THE AWAKENING" AND "WILD RAIN"; you already have the contents of this book!!!

This book includes:
1. The Awakening
2. Wild Rain

They are both
Aug 29, 2008 Ally rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read, 2008
I have to admit I am a huge Ms Feehan fan and have worked my way round all her previous series and really loved these two stories.
I give each book 4*
'The Awakening'
Was far too short and wished it went in a bit more in detail but really loved the story even for just a short 90 pages.
'Wild Rain'
Found it had to put down this story and loved the imagery that was used to describe the jungle and the idea that Racheal and Rio had a previous life together and the whole connection.
This is interesting as a series, but I just find some of her ethnic and racial stereotyping contentious. I find the fact that in these tropical places there are very few non-white characters.
Jun 01, 2017 Megan rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to read this series for a while and finally got the chance. This was a two part book with a short story introducing Brandt & Maggie as well as a full length story about Rio and Rachael.
I found myself immersed in both stories and loved getting to know the characters. They are all Leopard people which was a term coined by Natives of people who are shifters with human DNA and leopards just happen to be the creature that they shift into.
There were plenty of steamy scenes, adven
May 10, 2017 Letticia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
Oh wow! She did it again, I love this new series! I'm so happy!
Deborah Darsie
Jun 08, 2017 Deborah Darsie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two stories, one good

I go for Rio's story, a wounded alpha feline....yeah.
Gotta have storyline.... Got it in spades and lust.
Love the clouded leopards as characters.
Apr 11, 2010 Kathy rated it liked it
Book 1 - The Awakening... 100 pages short story - introduces the Leopard People... introduces the Borneo community - how they live in the jungles, are a different species... sometimetimes of leopard form and sometimes of human form....they have 9 lives... and once mated, will seek their mate through each lifetime...

Brandt has lived his whole life in the community, maintaining Maggie's house... abandoned when her parents are killed, and Maggie goes to live with her mother's human friend in Americ
Alex is The Romance Fox

This is the second time I am reading this book. I love Christine Feehan but I have to be honest and say that this series is not one of my favorites.

There are two stories in this book, which "kick off" the series.

The Awakening introduces the world of the Leopard People that live in the Borneo rain forests and where Maggie has been inherited a home in the jungle, meets Brandt, a shapeshifter, who has been waiting for her return for a very long time.

Rather a short story - around 90 pages - filled
Ich hab beide Teile gelesen, aber whäää.. :/ Ich rezensiere mal nur den 'Hauptteil'.



Das ist mein erster Feehan-Roman und prinzipiell ist die Welt, die die Autorin erschaffen hat, relativ vielversprechend.

1. Das Setting. Urwald? Da war ich noch nie. Weder "live" noch durch Bücher. Durch die Wahl eröffnen sich Feehan viele Möglichkeiten, Plots zu wahnsinnig schönen Romanen zu machen.
2. Die Leopardenmenschen-Thematik. Bisher wurde nicht viel verraten, was ärgerlich ist (und mir ganz
Abby Min
Jan 09, 2014 Abby Min rated it it was amazing
There once was a myth about two people finding each other and committing to one another. But there weren't normal people. They where known as leopard people. Leopard people are nor human, nor leopard. They can shift on command. Leopard people live in a village and they have a very high council. What the council says goes.....

The two found one another by chance but they soon became well known throughout the village. The male who found the love of his life. But they soon found out that she was the
May 13, 2010 Maria rated it really liked it
Fever is a two in one book and I think that is good. The first novel, The Awakening, is very short and the language doesnt flow as Im used to when I read Ms Feehan. Sometimes the Heroine, Maggie, and the Hero, Brandt, start talking about things I havent read about before and that makes me a bit annoyed. But all in all its a sweet story about HEA.

The next novel, Wild Rain, is longer and therefore its better. Ms Feehan has time to develop the characters and the background story about the leopard p
"Fever" is the first entry in Christinen Feehan's Leopard People series, and contains both the short story "The Awakening" and the complete novel "Wild Rain".

I enjoyed both stories very much! Ms. Feehan's writing is fluid, beautiful and very compelling, and I loved her setting --- the rainforest of Borneo. It's such a different setting compared to other books in this genre, and the way she writes makes you feel like you are actually in the rainforest. You'll hear the cries of the birds and monke
Nov 08, 2014 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Much like the Dark series - Feehan created another "species" that is not human and follows its own laws. This time she has leopard shape shifters. In this book are The Awakening and Wild Rain.

The Awakening is a novella and part 1. Maggie Odessa is lured to the rain forest with an inheritance from her long dead parents. She finds Brandt Talbot who has lived in and cared for the house. And of course she has insta feelings for him. And then she turns into a leopard and they live happily ever after.
Mar 19, 2010 Dawn rated it really liked it
Shelves: feehan-christine
The book encompasses two stories. The first is The Awakening. A short story of Maggie and Brandt. Maggie had been born in the rainforest but moved away to live with adoptive parents when her parents were killed. Brandt tracked her down and sort of tricked her into returning. He knew they were destined to be together. Happy ending, of course.

The second story, Wild Rain, is about Rachael and Rio. Rachael is running from her dangerous life in Florida and finds herself accidentally in Rio's treehous
Sep 18, 2015 Sunshine4559 rated it really liked it
I will start by saying I have never read a book by Christine Feehan that I did not like. This is two books in one so I will start with my thoughts on the first one.
"The Awakening"
The detail to plant and forest life was amazing. I could create a clear picture in my mind of what the character was seeing. And not gonna lie the erotic scenes nearly had me drooling. That being said I had one issue with this part of the book. I felt like the end was totally rushed. It ended so fast I was left wanting
Jul 14, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it
Two passionate stories in one book. I preferred book two, Wild Rain, to book 1, The Awakening. Rio and Rachel were interesting and strong characters. Their story pulled me in and kept me reading. Maggie and Brandt were entertaining, but because it was more of a novella I felt like their story was rushed, that Brandt pushed Maggie too quickly to accept him and her heritage. Rio was a dark and sensual male lead, and I liked him from the start, all hard edges and gruff manners.  Rachel was a stron ...more
Jane (PS)
Jul 23, 2010 Jane (PS) rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I love this 'new' series from Christine Feehan. I've been reading the Carpathians and just recently started on the Ghostwalkers but this will also join the list of series to follow and keep.

The Awakening: It was pretty short but gave a good feel to the series. It enticed me to put down my second Ghostwalker book half way through to quickly read it. There wasn't a great deal of dangerous action, but it's a short story, so it can't really take that on. A 4 out of 5.

Wild Rain: great book. Really en
Carmen Marie
Overall I enjoyed this series..atleast so far!!! I would have to say my biggest complaint about these two stories is how sudden they end. Each story builds you up to the climax but once you get to that point...its tied up in a nice quick ending. I definitely could have used some more story. The first book, The Awakening, was way too short if you ask me. I did enjoy the whole leopard people thing, it was new to me...lots of sex (I do think it was over kill in some instances, but I get that she wa ...more
Beth Tilley
Jan 02, 2016 Beth Tilley rated it really liked it
Sultry jungles (Feehan brings the rain forest alive with her descriptions of the flora and fauna and animals), steamy sex scenes (WOO! This book is hot, plus you can feel the love and attraction between the two characters.) and hot leopard shifters (who doesn't love a good shifter romance?) This book started with a novella, The Awakening, that got the ball rolling with the series basics. Wild Rain was much more in depth and descriptive as it is a full length novel. I've already ordered the next ...more
Demi Spencer
May 15, 2015 Demi Spencer rated it did not like it
Fever by Christine Feehan was a novel I was really looking forward to reading, due to the large following Feehan has and the large amount of books she has published. I was also hoping this novel would be similar to the writing style of Nalini Singh as I love her writing and these two writers share some qualities but unfortunately this was no the book for me. I found myself cringing at the clique moments(there where many and boy where they horrible!) and the ridiculous story lines. I wont say muc ...more
Norma Lynn
Jun 06, 2015 Norma Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first read of her Leopard series.

I have every one of the "dark" series books and love all in varying degrees. Christine is a wonderful, very descript, detailed writer and I had to try another of her story lines and found that I enjoyed the story and characters so I just bought another one right away, I need to know what happens to Drake, it is out of order but I like how the books stand alone and also have cross characters. I just love her books, fan for life. Now have and read over 30 of Chr
Lyn Taylor
Lucky there were two books in this as I probably would have not bothered with the 2nd book. I guess as book 1 is a short introductory novella the characters are very accepting of their lot, as things progress pretty damn quickly. Book 2 is longer so the character's relationship is able to gather momentum. I get annoyed when a character just can't come out and say 'listen, this is my situation'. The constant holding of information get's tiring. Let's see what book 3 has for me.
Rachel Smith
Jul 30, 2013 Rachel Smith rated it liked it
I wanted to like this one more than I did. As a writer myself the POV shifts and the slipping into omniscient really made it difficult for me to connect with the characters.

The leopard shifter society she's created is very interesting, and I like how it's not based on a pack/pride structure. The nine lives soulmates thing is pretty cool too.

I'll probably read the rest of the series, but I won't be devouring them.
May 15, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
This volume contains "The Awakening," which in my opinion is too short. It seems the author might have been "trying out" her idea of shape shifting humans. I liked the characters and wanted more from their story. The other is a novel called Wild Rain. The story was engaging and suspenseful, and I enjoyed the repartee between Rio and Rachael. The author continued with the shape shifting idea and gave more insight into the legend and the two characters place in that legend.
Wendalyn Hoff
Jun 20, 2009 Wendalyn Hoff rated it really liked it
It was strange to be reading this book since I had it on a ebook format and get 20% through to have it just suddently end which is the ending of The Awaking I guess after reading the reviews. I liked both characters and wish their story didn't have to end so soon.

The 2nd book or part of this book was Wild Rain which I really enjoyed. the character's were fantastic. I might have to read the next book now.
Olivia J
Apr 06, 2012 Olivia J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The blurb didn’t inform me much on what was going to occur in this book. At first I was confused when a second story kicked off and I thought that the characters wouldn’t connect in any way but they did – which was a relief. I didn’t know it was going to be this descriptive as well…
The leopard people are a very interesting race and I cannot wait to read the next book.
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 50 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paran ...more
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Leopard People (10 books)
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