Friday Favorites is a weekly meme hosted by the beautiful Miss Natalie over at The Book Lover's Life. My choice for this week is The Fever Series by the talented Miss Karen Moning. This series is categorized as urban fantasy, and I recommend it for anyone 16+ due to descriptive sexual scenes!
Mini Synopsis of the Series
Mac's life is perfect- great friends, fun job, and a hellavu fashion sense. Until the day she gets a call that her sister was murdered while studying abroad in Ireland. A cryptic message from her sister and a need for vengeance drives her to travel to the city of her sister's death, Dublin. While there, Mac begins to notice strange things. Large portions of the city are blocked out, and she is having hallucinations of nonexistent creatures. Or is she? Terrified with no other place to go, she finds herself in a beautiful book store where she meets the elusive Barrons. He is sexy, mysterious, and a complete asshole. With Barron's help, Mac finds out that she is a sidhe-seer- with the gift to see the Fae World that most humans cannot. But this is no child's faerie tale. The Fae are more dangerous than she could have ever known, and now they know that she can see them. Can she stay alive in Dublin long enough to unravel the mystery of her sister's death, or will the Fae destroy her and her gift of sight?
Karen Moning is an amazing writer. I have never gotten around to reading anything else by her, but this series is hands down, one of my most favorite urban fantasies ever! The world she creates from modern day Dublin is incredibly detailed and terrifying! The characters and their relationships are intense and sexy as hell. Barrons. Oh, Barrons. Sigh.
If you are offended by steamy sex scenes, this may not be the book for you. They are rare and placed strategically, but they are there nonetheless. This series definitely leans toward the adult persuasion, with intense physical relationships and mild swearing. The plot lines are thick and well crafted. It seems this entire series was already written inside Moning's head, and she planned from the beginning to end it the way that she did. Haunting, beautiful, and twisted.. read it! You will not be disappointed! (: