Monday, 24 October 2011

A Review for Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Posted by Donna
Published Date: September 8th, 2011 (First Published October 31st, 2006) 
Finished Date: October 42th, 2011
Publishers: Gollancz
Source: Received for Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
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The Blurb from Goodreads: 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 hand.
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The Review:3.5 out of 5. Ever since I joined Goodreads just over a year ago all I've heard about is the Fever series, but because of my schedule I’ve not been able to fit them in. So....finally a year later, I’ve be able to start all thanks to Gollancz Publishing’s and overall, I really enjoyed it. 

This story follows the life of MacKayla Lane. A twenty two year old girl, who lives in Georgia and has a pretty decent life, well, that is until her sister is murdered in Ireland and Mac’s life is turned upside down. She decides to move to Ireland to try and find her sister’s murderer and with the help of a mysterious man Barron’s and evil Fae popping up everywhere, life for Mac soon becomes very interesting…….but also very dangerous.

Darkfever was a great start to an exciting series and I am left wanting more. I really enjoyed the story even though I found it a little slow to start with, but I can honestly see why people love this series so much. It’s exciting, dangerous and totally hot with swoon worthy characters. What I enjoyed most about Darkfever was that we got to see the Fae in a totally different light. I've read a lot of Fae books which have been mainly young adult books and even though I enjoyed them, it's still nice to step away from it and read something slightly darker and Darkfever hit that spot. I loved how there were so many different evil Fae and all of them unique from one another. The creativity and imagination that has gone into this story really reflects well and is very believable.

Mac is an awesome female lead. She's determined, strong minded and stands up for what she believes in. I loved that even though she's a strong character, she still has her girlie side. She loves her long blonde hair, her pink nails and loves dressing in bright colours. I really enjoyed that there was two sides to Mac and even when she's feeling low, she still tries to look on the bright side. Now Barrons, where do I start with him? He's a tricky one. I liked him but I didn't love him, however because I was already prepared for how Barron's acts in book one, I'm still pretty hopeful that I'll end up loving him. And finally...V'lane....wow! He's one hell of a character and I can not wait to see more from him.

Overall, Darkfever is a book I'm glad I've finally read and I can not wait to read more of Ms Moning's work. I'm picking up book 2 straight away tonight to find out what happens next.

A huge thank you to Gollancz publishing for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

2 comments:

Book Passion for Life said...

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) I knew you would. Barrons is a total jerk to start with but then as the series goes on he becomes totally swoon worthy. V'lane, is awesome, any time he pops up it's always fun to read. Glad you liked it.
-Jess

Giselle said...

OoOooOOoh! I LOVED this series! I actually wasn't that fond of it at first but by book 3 I was completely addicted! It's AMAZING. Can't wait to hear what you think of the rest!

Giselle
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