Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: Darkfever (Karen Marie Moning)

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 had heard from SO many people that I HAD to read Karen Marie Moning's Fever series. SO while waiting for some of my new young adult books to arrive...I decided to give it a try. Well....I am soooo happy I did. I loved this book from the beginning to end. I immediately adored the main character, Mac, from the very beginning. She is quirky, funny, strong, and independent  She is the perfect heroine. Moning's writing style is just beautiful. She really embraces her characters and you feel and understand what they are going through. 

The story begins with the death of Mac's sister which causes Mac to go to Ireland (where her sister was killed) and try to discover the truth. The police are no help..they have no leads so she takes matters into her own hands. I love her ferocity and her will to survive. She faces everything with little to no fear and even when she does..she overcomes it against all odds. 
I also truly liked the "other" character, Barrons. I am not sure what to call him yet...I have a feeling more will be told in the next part in the series. He is very mysterious and of course look forward to trying to discover what his secrets are. 

Mac ends up not only searching for her sister's killer but also searching for her true heritage. She discovers (while in Ireland) that she plays a pivotal role in an shadowy realm known as the Fae. She uncovers what she truly is and uses it to fight for answers.....

I truly loved this book and cannot wait to read the next in the series...

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