Darkfever (Fever , #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Published August 28th 2007 by Dell
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…. – Goodreads
My Opinion: I loved the setting of the this book. There is just so much that Moning did with the setting that it was fun reading and waiting for what MacKayla would do. I can’t wait to start the next in the series.
Mac seems like a really cool character. She seems like someone that you can have some fun with at least before her transformation. I really liked her blonde, barbie doll look but the brunette hair works so much better with her new edgy attitude. Jericho Barrons, I think is my favorite. He just seems hot and sexy. Although Vlane didn’t appear to be bad in the looks department as well. I have a theory as to what Barrons could be, but I’m going to keep it to myself and hope to find out in the next installment in the series. I also really like Barrons’ fashion style and his taste in cars… not bad.
The setting… okay I have to say that going from the hotness of Georgia to Dublin was genius. I haven’t read many books that are set in Dublin lately so it was such a treat for me. I also really liked the idea of the Dark Zone. It just sounds full of danger (and it is… dangerous).
I also really liked the fae and how they are portrayed, that they have their battle and their search. (and for a book enthusiast like myself and many others, I LOVE that the object being searched for is a…. BOOK!)
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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