This book is not like the two previous, it's more mellow in everything. The romance is weaker, the action is absentPayne and Manny! Payne and Manny!
This book is not like the two previous, it's more mellow in everything. The romance is weaker, the action is absent and even the interactions are without emotional peaks.
I like the H/H couple! Payne is brought up like a Chosen but deep within the white robes she is a fighter like V. And Manny?.... I love the guy! He realizes how close to death he is very time he bitch-slaps V but that doesn't stop him, he fights for his place next to Payne and he finally gets the respect he deserves.
The lessers are practically non existent and instead we have an "internal affairs" problem which is the Band of Bastards ( not to mention I don't like the guys).
In this book I get the feeling that everything is settled (despite the marital problems V has) all the rest of the Brotherhood is in a stance! Whether it's the calm before the storm, or some king of regrouping between the involved parties I don't know and I can't guess. The interaction between the Brotherhood is practically non exist and and I really missed them.
I really could do without the V/Butch scene in the penthouse because it doesn't add anything specific, and helping his marriage to Jane is not in my list of priorities.
And last.....Qhuinn! I hated his guts in the previous books fucking in frond of Blay without any remorse.......he is totally worthy of what he is getting! But I'm a sucker and I'm feeling so sorry for him not to mention that I don't dislike so much Layla anymore, I TRULLY believe she is one if the most misunderstood characters.
Blay the poor guy he is trying so much not to think of Qhuinn, his self esteem is so low and my heart cracked when he asked Saxton if "he pleases him"..... I wanted to hit Qhuinn so bad I kept fisting my hands. I'm really curious to see how this fucked up situation is going to resolve because in this book I get the feeling that Blay is determined to move on without Qhuinn!
Absolutely favorite quotes :
"Love can conquer everything but reality. Which will win every stinking time. " Manny
"He'd kissed that mouth and loved it. Seen those eyes go wild. He could have had Blay first-and only. But instead? His cousin....." Qhuinn ...more
I’ve been with him through the major cliffs of his life, I’ve been anticipating his HEA and I loved every single page of his bookI love John Matthew!
I’ve been with him through the major cliffs of his life, I’ve been anticipating his HEA and I loved every single page of his book! But the four stars remain for one reason which has nothing to do with my H&H.
In his book John Matthew transformed into one hell of a sexy, powerful, inspiring male! His devotion for Xhex, his commitment to finding her (dead or alive), his decision to stay with her through the bad times and then letting her go, the way he is adoring her are very few of the reasons why I love him so much. He is a true inspiration to all men who don’t dare be with a strong and willful woman!!!!
And Xhex the assassin??? It could have been a lot worse; she could have wasted time pushing him away with false and selfish reasons or playing hard to get, but NO! He was the first person she saw coming back from Lash’s hell and at that very moment she realized how compromised her feelings were towards John. With every step they took from that moment she left behind layer after layer all the emotional armor she has put around herself and I enjoyed it so very much! She even proposed him? How cool is that?!
Favorite points: Tohr and John reunited once again ““Come with me. Do this…..with me. Tohr had to clear his throat. “I thought you would never ask.”” Blay and Qhuinn (Ahhhhh! Such and emotional breakdown) “With stumbling feet, he blindly walked somewhere, anywhere. When he got to the king’s study, he looked over his shoulder and checked the carpet over which he’d trodden. No trail of his blood. Which, considering the way his chest was hurting, was a surprise. Sure as shit felt like he’d been shot in the heart.”
But as I said the four stars review remains because of the abrupt switch of each chapter! I hated that and that’s why when I first read the book I didn’t bother with either sidestory, I didn’t read Darius and Tohr’s history with Xhes’s mother, or Muhrder’s story!
And I hated it now! While re-reading the book! The way each chapter left you with a huge cliffhanger and took you back in time or to an almost irrelevant side story. I just think that It’s a very cheap trick to keep the reader interested!
Oh! And one last thing! Payne!!!!! I like that Chosen in the body of a fighter and I’m running to read her story! ...more
I can't believe I convinced myself to re-read the Fever series! And I don't know why I bother with a review, what can I sa1 re-read June 2012 4 stars
I can't believe I convinced myself to re-read the Fever series! And I don't know why I bother with a review, what can I say about this book that hasn't already been said?!
While you begin reading Darkfever you think that you live in a world where you have seen everything, the TV and movie industry has broadened our horizons almost to infinity! We've seen the space, visited lands of fantasy, seen elves and unicorns etc, etc! if you think that when you open Darkfever then you realize you are deluding yourself.......
It all starts normal in this book a southern belle lives her perfect little life, in her perfect little white fenced house and the most serious of all troubles for her is if the nail polish matches her lipstick! Yeap you just met Mac!
And Mac just gets kicks in the face by Fate herself, everything we has know for real she realizes has been a huge lie!
"He studied me with his predator's gaze, assessing me from head to toe. I studied him back. He didn't just occupy space, he saturated it. The room has been full of books before, now it was full of him . About thirty, six foot two to three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes. " Yeap you just met Barrons. The most enigmatic fictional,character I have read!!! And that's an understatement........
Hell breaks loose in Dublin while Mac is trying to find who killed her beloved big sister! Agonizing step after agonizing step Mac realizes that her whole life she has remained in ignorance. Her true identity, her true capabilities everything she truly is are learned in the most difficult way. Nobody can warn Mac of the death and destruction that lures the city of Dublin by nightfall.
The true challenge for me in this book was Barrons! I couldn't understand what's the big deal everyone was pinning about! He is obnoxious, arrogant, selfish and manipulating! (what's not to love about, hum?!) but i love the way Barrons and Mac interact with each other it's like a well played choreography and I love dancing!!!!!!
I'm not going to say anything about the plot line, it's too complicated to even try, except that it all involves the Fae.
Lastly i only want to add that of you are fan of dark UF then the Fever series is the book for you! It's lond, dark and painful but you'll love every second of it! (second best only to Kate Daniels series) :D ...more
First of all it ended with a cliffhanger! And I seriously dislike cliffhangers.
Second,1 Re-read (3 stars)
This book wasn't as epic as the previous one!
First of all it ended with a cliffhanger! And I seriously dislike cliffhangers.
Second, Mac although she realizes that she has to grow up, she refuses to. She tries to cling to her previous carefree self despite the fact that her world is changing rapidly.
“I was disgusted with myself. I was still behaving like MacKayla Lane, part-time bartender, part-time sun-worshipper, and full-time glamour girl.”
Barrons is as mysterious as ever but the tension between them is increasing rapidly. I can almost touch that soft spot Barrons has developed for Mac, but she refuses to even consider it as a possibility.
“Like is an emotion. Emotions”- her raised a hand, made a fist, clenched it tightly-“are like holding water. You open your hand, there’s nothing there. Better to be a weapon than a woman.”
But in this installment we are introduced to the characters which are going to play a major part in the rest of the series. V’lane (death-by-sex and Prince of the Seelie Court), Dani (another Sidhe-seer with special abilities) , Rowena (the head of Sidhe-seers and big bitch), Christian MacKeltar (sexy- mysterious Scot) and of course Ryodan (one of Barrons non-related brothers)!!!!!
In Bloodfever we resume the story-line from the first book of the series (Darkfever). Mac and Barrons are still searching for OOP’s, she is still struggling with the death of Rocky O’Bannion and is behaving too foolishly for my taste, she is starting to look into her abilities, she is searching for others like her and she seriously doubting everything around her.
The main story has yet to develop and without the cliffhanger at the end this mysterious book , the book everybody wants, the most evil book of all times would almost be forgotten. ...more