Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever
Series: Fever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Read copy: eBook
Published: November 1, 2006
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 044033635X
ISBN-13: 9780440336358

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….

My rating:

Verdict after the 1st book: MacKayla Lane is a selfish, self-centered, spoiled, hot-pink-loving Barbie wannabe that needed to be killed off in the first chapter to make room for a fitting (series-leading) heroine.

Unfortunately I didn't get my wish, but I did see some improvement in her character in the last few chapters. We'll see.

Jericho Barrons—I love him/it/whatever-he-might-be.

series pseudo-review



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