Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Dell Books
Author's Website: karenmoning.com
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My name is MacKayla, Mac for short. I’m a sidhe-seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.
My philosophy is pretty simple – any dat nobody’s trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven’t had many good days lately. Not since the walls between Man and Fae come down. But then, there’s not a sidhe-seer alive who’s had a good day since then.
When MacKayla’s sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death – a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone. Journeying to Ireland in a search of answers, Mac is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master 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…while at the same time, the ruthless V’lane – an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women – he closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book – because whoever gets to it first hols nothing less than complete control of both worlds in their hand…
Darkfever is the first novel in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. This book is full of mystery, revenge and tension.
To be brutally honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this book but I had seen the hype and thought I would give it a go. I had read a faerie related story before and wasn’t impressed with it and I am ashamed to admit it but I let that book put me off stories to do with the fae that are in the forefront of the story. I am so glad that I read this book though. Not only did this book totally change my mind on faerie stories but has now got me wanting more of Mac and Barrons.
MacKayla, Mac for short, is out for revenge against her sisters’ murderer. Only problem is she doesn’t have a clue where to start. She is in a foreign country where she knows no one and doesn’t make much head way, until Barrons comes along that is. Soon enough Mac realises that not everything is as it seems and that secrets are well protected and with just cause.
My favourite part of the book is near the end between Barrons and Mac. It’s quite an endearing moment between the two but I don’t want to say anymore than that as it may spoil it for you if you haven’t read the book. I like both the main characters but for different reasons. I like Mac because even though she moans a lot she is one kick-ass sidhe-seer. Barrons, well he is gorgeous for starters; tall, dark and Irish. Great recipe for any man. Do I need to say anything more?
I would recommend this book to anyone that is interested in reading about faeries. You won’t be disappointed. The tension between Mac and Barrons is electric and will leave you wanting more.
Disclaimer: I do not own this book, it was borrowed from my local library. I have not been paid to review this book and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.