- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (October 31, 2006)
- ISBN-10: 0385339151
- Author: Karen Marie Moning
- Cover art: I don't like the original art, it's misleading.
- Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: My personal bookshelf
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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…(Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I love this series, I like it a lot more then the Highlander series that Moning wrote first. I found Mac to be very likable and when I was reading I kept hearing a Georgian accent in my head.
Moning brings her new world to live with vivid descriptions and awesome dialog.
Mac has incredible journey in this book and the series as a whole. My favorite thing is that it is set in Ireland, I haven't found many books set there so it's a wonderful change from the normal settings I find myself reading.
This series is very different from the Highlander series, while there is some romance in this one, at it's heart it is not a romance, it's a paranormal thriller with a dash of mystery for good measure.
Jericho isn't really my favorite, I don't hate him, but I don't think he's very likable. (I am in the minority on this one, after reading the whole series I still don't like him. Most women love him I just never did.)
Aside from my not liking him, he is still a very well rounded character and he is the way he is for reasons we find out in future books. Re-reading this book was a treat I forgot how much I like Mac and the fever world. Can't wait for ICED this fall!
If you want a good paranormal book with mystery and romance for adults give this series a shot. (It really is an adult book future books have a lot of sex in them so parents may want to give them a read to decide if their son or daughter is old enough for them.)
So say we all!