Review: Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning

Posted August 10, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Fever Moon by Karen Marie Moning
Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha
by Karen Marie Moning

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 10, 2012
Published by Del Rey
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback
 

I am a mega fan of Karen Marie Moning so I just had to check this graphic novel out. FEVER MOON: THE FEAR DORCHA is a brand new story that happens around Dreamfever/Shadowfever time. If you haven’t finished reading the series, there is some mention of events that happen in the books that will be spoilery, so read at your own risk! I liked the story with The Fear Dorcha. He’s was an unusual villain, but I thought the adaptation of Moning’s storyline into a graphic novel worked well. Every word counted and it was very tight and precise. It even captured the love/hate relationship between Mac and Barrons that are so essential in the Fever books. So much so, that it had me smirking as I read this book, reminding me of the times when I first read the Fever series.

The Characters: 

Every major character in the Fever series makes an appearance, the only exception being V’lane. He is only mentioned in passing. But Barrons, Mac, Dani, Kat, Ryoden and even Rowena are all present. It was nice to see the visual adaptation since they are so vastly different from what I picture in my head.

 The Art: 

The number one reason I got this graphic novel is because of the art. I love Al Rio and I loved his depiction of Mac. She’s just so hot! I love the way he is able to infuse such sensuality in every single one of his pages. It’s one of his special gifts. If you don’t know already, tragedy hit while making this graphic novel. In the few years it took to make this, they lost Al Rio. In his place, they brought in fellow Brazilian artist, Cliff Richards to come in to finish the last chapter. You can definitely see the difference in art work. I hate to say this but I much prefer Rio’s artwork to Richards’. But I feel like if the entire novel was illustrated by Richards’, I wouldn’t have made this one complaint. It just felt that in comparison to Rio’s book, Cliff’s part didn’t have the essence of the Fever series that Rio so expertly captured with his drawings. Nevertheless, I love the colors and thought that this was worthwhile.

The Bonus stuff: 

At the end of the graphic novel, Moning writes a few pages that include her random notes on the Fever series. These include spoilers and character notes. There are also a few prelim sketches of each of the major characters so readers can see what it takes to make a picture come to life. All this is great if you’re interested in art as I am.

The Bottom Line? 

Fans of the Fever series will definitely enjoy this adaptation. Though I don’t think it encompasses all that KMM is able to infuse in her books, there’s still a lot here that captures the Fever world and KMM’s style. It was an enjoyable read.

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About Karen Marie Moning

“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1964, the daughter of Anthony R. and Janet L. Moning. The family moved to a self-sustaining farm in Indiana when she was six years old, where she spent her youth raising cows, horses, tobacco, corn and other crops with her sisters and brother.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worked in insurance, where she wrote intercompany arbitrations and directed commercial litigation. At the age of thirty, she decided it was time to get serious and do what she’d always wanted to do: write fiction novels.
Beyond the Highland Mist was published in 1999 and nominated for two RITA awards. She then published six more novels in her award-winning HIGHLANDER series, and received the RITA Award in 2001 for The Highlander’s Touch.

In 2004, she began writing the #1 New York Times bestselling FEVER series. The books have been optioned twice for potential franchise development by Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Studios, but the rights are currently held by Moning who has expressed a desire to one day see it as a television series. Her novels have been published in thirty-five countries and are performed on audio by Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross. She divides her time between Ohio and Florida and is working on two future projects for Random House Publishing.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

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I’m not big on graphic novels but wondered how this compared to the writing in the books – thanks for the review

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I’ve had this on my list because I love the Fever series. I really enjoyed your review break down that just makes me more eager to get it.

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I love KMM and everything she writes, I have to admit I was a bit sceptical about this but after reading your review Ann I’ll definitely be adding it to my wishlist!