101 – Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Despite what the cover looks like, this is a paranormal/fantasy book…not erotica.  The first time I read this book was actually last year, but since it’s taken me so long to get to the second in the series, I decided to do a re-read.  This is the first in the Fever series and I liked it just as much this time as I did my first time through.  Here’s the Goodreads summary.

“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 enjoyed this book. It took some time for me to get into it, but by the end, I was ready to buy the next book in the series.

I think the only thing that annoyed me with this book is the main character’s constant talk about clothes and nail polish. Then again, by the end of it, her character has grown and changed so much that she didn’t really talk much about that anymore.

I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes the paranormal genre.

RE-READ – August 2012
I feel like I was able to understand this book a bit better this time around. Really looking forward to starting Bloodfever next!
I started Bloodfever (book #2) yesterday and am already more than halfway through.  I should have a review up soon!  I’ve heard this series gets better and better with each book!


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  1. Pingback: 192 – Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander #1) by Karen Marie Moning | the hack's burgh blog

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