Friday, August 14, 2015

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Published: Dell, 2008

Pages: 347

Series: Book 1, Fever

Summary: 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 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 - 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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts: I've had this book for quite a while and I was interested in picking it up because I have been on a massive mystery binge lately.  This one isn't predominantly a mystery series but it still has mystery in an urban fantasy setting.

The book is told in an interesting way.  Basically Mac is telling the story some time later and so every now and then it will jump out of the here and now of the story and talk about how if only she'd known at the time or this would be the last time my life was normal.  I felt it took a way from the story a little bit.

I have to say that I did find this book to be a little odd at times.  There were some fae who made Mac just take off her clothes all over the place.  It was so weird, like there were times that she would be walking through the museum and just taking off her clothes without noticing.  I felt like it was a little unnecessary and really not something that I particularly cared about at all.

The mystery aspect was interesting as to who killed Mac's sister and why they did it.  I did feel that because this was the first book in a series it put more of a focus on developing who Mac is and the overarching goal of the series so I did feel as though she didn't really explore the mystery of who killed her sister.

I think that Jericho Barrons is supposed to be this really hot and mysterious guy but I got these creepy and strange vibe off him.  I just thought he didn't seem to be that great of a guy and in my head I kept thinking of him as this creepy, rough and dirty guy that you would want to steer clear of at all times.

Overall, I thought that Darkfever was an alright read.  It wasn't something I found to be amazing and because of that I feel as though I won't be continuing on with the series as this just wasn't really for me.

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