In the world of romance, there are few authors that have successfully kept themselves in the hearts and minds of the paranormal romance fans, particularly when their books reach closer to science fiction than romance. However, Karen Marie Moning has not only kept her fans on the edge of their seats but she has also kept them on the brink of screaming with love over her “Fever Series.”


In the five-part series, “Darkfever,” “Bloodfever,” “Faefever,” “Dreamfever,” and, “Shadowfever,” the story is mainly centered around a blonde hyper-fem MacKayla Lane, who is investigating her sisters murder in Ireland. Her journey soon leads her straight into the paranormal world of creepy, shadowy creatures that come out at night. Nothing is as it seems, and the line between good and evil is eventually blurred beyond recognition.


Make sure you have all the books ready to be picked up so you can continue on, or you will hate every minute you have to wait to get the next book in the series. Although this is a book you would find in the romance section, do not expect any of the usual steamy scenes in a romance novel. This book, for all intents and purposes, should be treated as a science fiction book.


This is not a series for the faint of heart and, it has everything a good book should have: heartbreak, mystery, love, friendship, a strong lead character, lots of cliffhangers, and plenty of action.  The “Fever Series” might be gruesome and heartbreaking, but that just attests to how amazing and skilled the writing is. Karen Marie Moning can, through all the action, make you care for these characters, root for the underdog, curse the sky with frustration, giggle silently to yourself, all while hoping everyone can find the strength to go on reading through the series.


Although the first book was published in 2007 and the last in 2011, there is a spin off series still in the making. “Iced”, the first book in the spin off series, was released in Oct. 2012, and the second installment “Burned” is expected to come out sometime in Jan. 2015 — although, the original release date for “Burned” was for this summer, it was reported that Moning pushed it back for personal reasons, and so that she could have enough time to host a magical book launch party.


In 2011, there was some news circulating that Dreamworks had picked up the book to turn it into a movie in order to compete with new franchises like “Harry Potter” and “Twilight”. However, the deal expired in 2013, when Karen bought the rights of the movie; as a result, there are no upcoming plans to turn the series into a movie. Disappointing to say the least, but after reading the series, it’s hard to imagine how any director, actress, or actor could compete with the vision of this book.


Have you read the series? What did you think of it? Will this be your summer reading? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @kateeb790!