Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 20:41
Title: Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: October 31st, 2006
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Adult
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Ma 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 - 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 holds nothing less than complete control both worlds in their hands.

Darkfever is one of those books that are simply irresistible.It's addictive and compelling and you always want to keep reading it. 

I had a very hard time putting it down and this statement completely baffles me because it started really slow and only somewhere in the middle things started to get a little bit more exciting. And yet, I was addicted. I had the fever and I couldn't put it down even while eating!

I guess this is one of those books. Those books you always want to keep reading even when nothing much is happening.

One thing you need to know about the story is that it starts of really slow. This book is quite like a train. It starts slow and then catches speed. I very much enjoyed the pacing and the "slow" factor didn't bother me much. 

Mackayla Lane's sister is murdered and all she's left with is a very cryptic voice mail. So, she does the first thing that comes to her mind. Go to Dublin and investigate her sister's murder. And that's how the story starts. Mac uncovers a lot of things which turns her world upside down.

Two Things I really Loved About this Book:

1. Concept of Fae and dark creatures:
 I have read a lot of books with fae and dark creatures like vampires and werewolves. However, most of them lacked a vital component and that vital component is the ability to keep the readersinterested and fascinated by those creatures. 

What fun is it to read the same old creatures again and again portrayed in the same old way?

Fae in this book have been portrayed in a very different way. They have so much history and so much depth that I found it hard to even pretend to be disinterested. If you love urban fantasy, secrets, cryptic places and characters then, this book is a must read. 

2. The Characters: Some might say that characters form a very important part in a story. Others might say that the story is what matters. In this book, I would say that both equally matter.

The characters here are flawed. They can be annoying. They can be shockingly nice. They can make you want to punch them. They can make you want them. They can make you do anything, really.

And I like these factors. I don't always want a kickass female lead who knows everything and who everyone will want to be like. Mackayla Lane was not kickass. She loved bright colours, she is very girlish and she is also very exasperating. But she grew and changed a lot in this book. 

She changed from the bright cheerful Mac to a grown-up, darker, sadder version of herself. I think she's going to continue change a lot in the series. And I'm very excited to see how!

Now, let's talk about Barrons.

Jericho Barrons reminded me of Reyes Farrow from the Charley Davidson series. They're both enigmatic and very secretive and also very very hot. 

This is how I picture Barrons.

I don't really know what to say about Barrons. He's so mysterious and I honestly know nothing about him. Except the fact that he's hot and strong and a few other stuff he can do. I cannot wait to uncover his past in the following books! 

So, yes, I very very much liked this book and I suggest all those of you living under a rock (like I was before) to move out and read this book soon!