PART ONE-The Journey
An Hour Ago
Wow. Seriously no words can describe what I'm feeling right now. Is there a support group out there? I needed a stiff drink after finishing this series. I was warned about the ending this by JKaye (who wisely said she'd heard that the ending, was, well, a doozy.) and countless others, but I didn't listen. I have no one to blame but me. Mandi From Smexybooks and KC from Smokinhotbooks kept checking on my progress-I should have known by their excitement that something big would happen.Wait...I didn't mean to start here. Let me back up a bit.
On Twitter there was a buzz about DreamFever I didn't understand. I couldn't understand why people were so excited about this book. I'd read a few of Karen Marie Moning's Highlander books, loved them, but didn't see how this series could garner such excitement. How different could the Fever series be? Oh, to be that innocent again.Thanksgiving
I began my journey on a cold November day. I had no idea how these books would mess up my reading schedule and TBR pile. I've never felt so compelled to a complete series back to back since I discovered Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark Hunter Series.
PART TWO-The Reviews
runs the bookstore Barrons Books and Baubles and the even more mysterious and super
hot V'lane both who have mysteries of their own.
The best and worst part about this series is that the POV is written in first person-so we only get Mac's point of view. It had been so long since I read a book that was written this way that it threw me for a loop and was really hard to get used to. I alternated between loving Mac and wanting to shake some sense into her! One thing was certain-I couldn't get enough of Barrons! If you like your heros tall dark & mysterious then look no further! The ending made me want to toss the book across the room-in a good way. I was totally hooked and had to read more.
My Thoughts:The hardest part in any series is trying to remember what happened in the first book. It took me a bit to remember what everything was, but once I did I was hooked. I think it took me two days to read the whole book. I loved how new characters were introduced, but the old ones were still there and not forgotten. The ending like the first one, had me wanting more....
The problem with books in a series is that there is always one that isn't so great. For me, this was that book. I thought that there was too much repetition of what had already happened, and too much prepping for the next book. Of course when I got to the ending, all thoughts I had of why I didn't like the book flew out of my head and it was on to the next book!
MacKayla Lanes continues to change. Things haven't gone so well since Halloween. Worlds are colliding and her relationships with the mysterious Barrons and Vlane has changed dramatically. She's become tougher and wiser, but still isn't sure who to trust in her quest to find the book of magic that will help both worlds and continues her search to find who murdered her sister.
Out of all the books, this one is my favorite! If I hadn't gotten sick while reading this book, I think I could have finished it in one day! What I loved most about it is how strong Mac has become, and how much other characters in the book have grown. While we've gotten to know more about Barrons, he still remains as mysterious as before. The ending totally floored me. I can't remember the last time I was so surprised about an ending of a book-totally didn't see this one coming. After I finished reading this, I really wished that I had something stronger in the house to drink then beer! You'll need something strong after finishing this book.
Question: Why isn't there an I love Barrons button out there?
Swoonworthy Meter: Extremely High
Sigh Meter: High (This may be renamed the Barrons sigh meter!)
Times the color pink was mentioned: Too many
Times I threw the book across the room: 2 (The endings! Who leaves a story hanging like that?!)
Times I wanted to shake some sense into Mac: Countless
Favorite Quotes, courtesy of Goodreads:
- You're leaving me, Rainbow Girl
- Oh ye of little faith. Not for IYD... But you didn't even try."
- Nobody looks good in their darkest hours. But it's those hours that make us what we are.
- "One day you may kiss a man you can't breath without, and find breath is of little consequence.