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.