Friday, 6 May 2011

A review for Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted by Jessica
Published Date: October 31st, 2006
Finished Date: May 6th, 2011
The Blurb: MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.

Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

The Review:Not sure I can make a good review right now. I'm gonna try. Hopefully it won't be too long either.

After countless nagging and bullying by two of my GR buddies who shall remain nameless for their safety lol. I finally gave in and picked up this book. And yeah, I enjoyed it. A lot.

Yep okay, I see the fuss about Barrons and about V'lane. Nice.

I love Mac, she's incredibly strong, and tries to cope as well as possible after her sister Alina is murdered. Now about that whole Alina dead thing, I normally hate it when authors kill off siblings, especially if they're younger. I'm not saying that a dead sibling is a good thing, I am however glad that we never actually meet Alina at all, or get to know her, and then have her murdered, becasue it would have torn me apart again, just like a certain sibling in The Mortal Instruments and just like another sibling in Mockingjay. Anyway, Mac manages to keep herself together in Dublin and meets the dark and mysterious Jericho Barrons. Yeah, he's all sorts of yum. Some serious sexual tension going on, and I really hope they eventually get it on at some point. *cough*

Anyway, this is just a tiny review to say that so far this series hasn't let me down, and I will continue to read on, and I have ordered Shadowfever already, as I heard about the massive cliffhanger at the end of book 4.

Over all a pretty good read. I do reccommend it :)


Elodie said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one ! This is definitely one of my favorites series! The other books are even more awesome than this one .. =)

My keeper shelf said...

Fever is one of my favourite series and Barrons is my all time favourite book boyfriend! I'm glad you enjoyed it Jess, the series gets better and better and hotter and hotter!

My keeper shelf

bex said...

No!!! You just spoiled Mockinjay for me! And TMI, but I haven't started that one... You should seriously put a warning up. No one will be thinking about being spoiled of two different series here.

Glad you liked it though.

bex said...

And not a normal spoiler warning, because people who've read it will just read on, but a clear "there are major spoiler on this and this series" warning.


Book Passion for Life said...

I'm so sorry Bex!! It was totally not intentional! I promise. I know what its like. I had Mockingjay spoied to me on Goodreads. If I normally spoil in a review I put a HUGE warning. Really sorry, it won't happen again.

bex said...

No, I didn't think it was intentional, but I thought it best to fix it! No fun being spoiled with deaths of characters. :/ It's just easy to forget, since it's not the same series. Thanks for fixing it though!

Joanna said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed this book. I actually came across this book at a library sale, but have yet to take it off my bookshelf and read it. Since you gave praise to Darkfever, I'll have to try it out soon. Also, I found the third book in the series later and brought it as well, so I should hurry and get started. Thanks for the review!