Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Kindle Edition) – Read April 1 2012
Cost: $7.99 (As of This Post)
Official Description: (This is book 1 of the Fever series)
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…
Currently in literature paranormal is uber popular, from vampire’s to Fae they are everywhere. This book is about the Fae, except, this book doesn’t seem to romanticize them in any way. I am new to this author, but I’ve heard many good things about the Fever series, and I always enjoy reading some Urban Fantasy/Paranormal books. I did enjoy Darkfever, I knew that with all of the hype, I’d either love it or hate it. I really liked it. MacKayla goes from being this flighty girly, bartender young lady, who has no real goals in life, to throwing herself into the center of things, by investigating her sisters mysterious murder. She is a clueless young lady at the beginning but toward the end of the book you can see her starting to take shape. I like the characters, MacKayla is interesting, and there’s a lot of potential in her. Barrons is a mystery and so are pretty much all of the male characters in this story. The whole world of the Fever series is different, with something scary potentially hiding behind every corner, and a mystery hiding behind the others. It’s interesting, looking forward to picking up #2.