Saturday, March 9, 2013

BOOK REVIEW: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #1)

Publication Date: October 31, 2006
Synopsis (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 hands…


I've seen the latest book of the series, Iced, and most of the bloggers out there have talked about it constantly. But my curiosity didn't get the best of me so I just passed the opportunity to check out the series. When I was looking for some  highly recommended books, Darkfever came out. I read the blurb and I became so intrigued I read it right away. 

I'm not really into fae books so this is my first time to read one. I expected that this book will have a lot of terms  should be acquainted with and I was right.

Darkfever is about Mac finding out the reason of her sister's death. So she went to Ireland to unravel the mystery. 

Mac is the stereotype blond with tanned body but with distinct green eyes. I love her real personality. She's very vocal about what she wants and doesn't want. I also love her girly bright personality. It's something that makes the book lighter because the mood of the book is so dark. 

I felt for her throughout the book. If I were in her place, I'll have the same reactions and decisions. When someone you love suddenly dies without any closure, I too, will do something about it. But in her case, there's more to it other than finding her sister's killer. There's another world of creatures she doesn't want to be a part of. But does she have a choice?

I still don't get who Barron is. He's too closed up and arrogant. Like Mac, I don't know if he should be trusted. Although he was better in the last parts of the book where he showed some emotions, still, I need more! Second book please! :)

The storyline is definitely unique and fresh. I love that it caught my attention until the end. I didn't even notice I was about to finish until I was on the last page. I was too thrilled and so into it. Hopefully I will be enlightened more on the world of fae in the next book. 

Highly recommended to those who love Paranormal, Fantasy genre. 


Memorable Quote:

“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself.” 

“Assume' makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.”

“Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.” 

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