Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Release Date: August 28th, 2007
Publisher: Dell
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 5 Stars

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…

Moning knows how to write works of art. Her beautifully, well woven tales of love, secrets, and betrayals keep people coming back for more.

I was not sure what to expect when I picked this book up, besides that it would surround the Fae as her other book series did. I should have known thought that it would be just as awesome and give the readers a lot more to go on.

After the death of her sister, MacKayla Lane, or Mac as she's called, travels to Dublin in order to find her sister's killer. What she finds though is a world of dangerous, alluring faeries that have come into her world to create chaos, and a dark and mysterious Jericho Barrons, who insist on keeping Mac close at hand. Not to mention she has a death-by-sex fae, V'lane, following her around.

Mac is an incredibly witty, smart, and down-to-earth girl who has a fashion sense like no other and an unwanted heritage that has caused her to be every Fae's number one Most Wanted creature.

And than there is Barrons, who is a ball of mystery that I feel like the only way to find out anything about him is to actually read the entire series because I have a bad, bad feeling that Moning won't even let the reader's know who Barrons is until the end of the series. He is sexy and dark and something about him always makes Mac come to life.

This novel was a true masterpiece, and though it didn't focus too much on the romance area, it leaves tons of room for possibilities as Mac and Barrons are on the search for the Sinsar Dubh (have fun saying that word!) which, according to Mac, is corruption all on its own.

The book ends leaving readers wanting more. This is so worth the read, especially if there are paranormal, mystery lovers out there! I highly encourage this book.

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