Saturday, February 11, 2012

Do you think I'll catch the Fever?

I have seen this series around and then the last book in the series nominated on Goodreads but never read reviews, why, I thought it was Paranormal vampire stuff.

Then I was reading author, Michelle Zink's blog and she wrote...... 

Things I love.

This week’s Thing I Love is the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. And actually, saying I love them is kind of an understatement.

More like I’m obsessed with them.
I read the first book in the series, Darkfever, because I kept hearing people talk about it in my Goodreads reading group (where I mostly lurk). These people were CRAZY for the Fever series, so I decided to check it out.

Now I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting much. I figured they would be a quick, fun read.

And they are, but they’re SO MUCH MORE. The world building is incredibly detailed and fascinating, the characters are three-dimensional and experience genuine growth and change through the series, and the pacing is dead-on, grabs-you-and-doesn’t-let-go. Moning takes the story everywhere you DON’T expect, and that makes you think, “Oh! Right. That’s exactly what’s supposed to happen. How could I not have seen it?!” Part of me is so absorbed in the story while I’m reading that I can’t stop and the other part, the writer part, is thinking, “How does she DO this? How am I on the edge of my sit with unexpected things happening every three pages?!”

Basically, I’m super impressed that a series can rate so high on the commercial enjoyment scale and still have such great writing. This is one of those VERY few series where I found myself ordering the next book before I was done with the one I was reading because I didn’t want to go ONE DAY without knowing what was next.

One word of caution; this is NOT a YA series. It’s very much adult, and there are a lot of sexytimes.

I am so intrigued so just started, we will see, what do you think, will I catch the Fever?

BTW - I LOVE Michelle Zink, read her Prophecy of the Sister trilogy and can't wait for her Temptation of Angels book release in March.

My Reviews



  1. I caught the Fever last year as I devoured this series on audio! Glad I listened to my fellow bloggers.

  2. It seems like many started and completed the series in 1 year or less, we will see, glad you loved it too.

  3. I've been meaning to read it but haven't been able to squeeze it in. I hope you enjoy it I have heard lots of great things about it

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

  4. Never heard of this, not my usual genre, but may give it a try since I need some fluffy books to read lol.

  5. OMG> I spit out my drink at sexytimes comment. I'm in. You sold me.

  6. i've seen these around but thought the same as you that it was simply a vampire series...with your suggestion I am off to check out the fever!

  7. Well I am 30% in, not my kind of read so I don't think I can recommend.


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