Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: October 31, 2006
Publisher: Dell
Number of Pages: 342
Format: Paperback
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Description: 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….

Meet MacKayla Lane, Mac for short.  At 22 her life is just one big party, the way she likes it. She's been counting down the days until her big sister, Alina, comes back from Ireland from studying abroad. That's until she got the phone call that turned her life upside down; her sister has been murder. The police are at a dead end with no leads on who murdered her. And that's when Mac decides to take action and go to Dublin herself to solve the mystery.

It doesn't take Mac long to realized how shelter her life as been. Realizing that she has a gift to see the Fae, she is thrown in an unknown world. Meeting bookstore owner, Jericho Barrons, saved her life. He seems to know very much about this strange world. But he stills very mysterious and Mac hasn't decided if he's one of the good guys or the bad. At first he tells her to go home or she will get herself killed. But when he realizes that she can sense fae objects, there was no turning back for her. And then we have Vlane, a Seelie prince, who wants the book for his queen so she can put the walls back up.

The world building is amazing in this book. It will suck you right in and you won't want to go back. By far this is my favorite series. If you haven't read this yet, then do it. You won't be disappointed.

Rating: 5/5

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