Series: Fever #1
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Page Count: 342
Published: Dell, 2008
Talk about a good series-first book. It’s been a while since I was this immersed in a different world. I have a feeling this series is going to be one of the many I’ll follow diligently. A strange world with an interesting plot line based on myth? Check. A hero who’s peculiar yet irresistible? Check. A heroine who’s completely clueless yet unknowingly capable? Check. See where I’m going? This is the right path to an engaging series, I have to congratulate Karen Marie Moning. Many a friends have suggested these books and all I feel is regret that I haven’t listened to them earlier. But you know what they say, better late than never.
In this book we’re thrown into the world of Fae, more accurately, the reality of Fae, where there are monsters that seem one way and are another. A reality where humans are all but clueless, easy victims to those monsters, save for the few who are some different version of other. The heroine, Mac, is one of them. She has an ability to see through the fakery of these beings, but whether that’s a gift or a curse is still undecided.
I don’t know what a lot of people thought of Mac in this first book, but I liked her. She has no clue as to what’s going on in this world, and yet she has a specialty that sets her apart in this very strange reality. I thought she did pretty good for someone in her shoes. I know I would’ve had a doubt or a hundred when faced with such things.
Her aide, for the lack of a better word, is Jericho Barrons, a man who’s a complete and utter mystery. He’s also a character that one could have a hard time calling a hero, however, he’s the main guy in the story. He’s there to help Mac survive, though of course he has his own reasons for everything, he’s a very dangerous, very sexy, dark and brooding hunk of a man. He’s also a fan of tough love. Jericho has a dark charm that’s supposed to make you mad at him and yet you can’t quite manage. It’s probably due to this series being an urban fantasy rather than a paranormal romance where every book, only one character gets a happy ever after. Jericho and Mac will have their story go on, and they will star in every book so there’s more room for them to be introduced, analyzed and revealed. Many pages for us to get to know them, open and discover the boxes that they are, and I like this kind of thing. It’s a different kind of challenge, to keep the interest of the reader based on a few characters throughout the whole series. I cannot wait for the rest.
I have a case of foresight where I see myself trying to do the impossible by having to make more room for these books on my shelves. But then again, what did Jericho say about the word ‘impossible’, that is was null?
What is not null though, is the fact that I’m going to put four big spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge. Delicious!
Fever series by Karen Marie Moning: