Darkfever is Book I finished this book with two clear ambitions in mind I wanted to jump on the next flight to Dublin I wanted to sandwich myself between Jericho Barrons V lane preferably
Darkfever is Book I finished this book with two clear ambitions in mind:1. I wanted to jump on the next flight to Dublin.2. I wanted to sandwich myself between Jericho Barrons & V'lane (preferably naked).Let's just say that this is one of the most addictive stories I've read in a long time; even as I write this review, the second in the series is on it's way to me courtesy of Amazon.It just has... everything. A crime mystery, a fantasy world steeped in history and folklore, and the kind of men that you would hate in real life but are the most erotic thing imaginable in literature. I can't believe I've waited so long before starting this series!. Librarian Note Alternate new cover edition for ISBN 9780440240983 My name is MacKayla, Mac for short I m a sidhe seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.My philosophy is pretty simple any day nobody s trying to kill me is a good day in my book I haven t had many good days lately Not since the walls between Man and Fae came dLibrarian Note Alternate new cover edition for ISBN 9780440240983 My name is MacKayla, Mac for short I m a sidhe seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.My philosophy is pretty simple any day nobody s trying to kill me is a good day in my book I haven t had many good days lately Not since the walls between Man and Fae came down But then, there s not a sidhe seer alive who s had a good day since then 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 Jerichowhile 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.. The best Ebook Darkfever The only thing saving this from a 1 star rating was the world-building. Moning has created a fascinating new world for her characters to play in. Unfortunately it's those characters that really brought down this novel for me. MacKayla Lane's life is turned upside down the day she finds out that her sister Alina, who had been studying abroad in Ireland, has been murdered. The police have no leads and her case gets filed away as unsolved. MacKayla can't stomach the thought of her sister's killer getting away so she promptly quits her job, empties her bank account, and flies to Ireland to try to solve the mystery herself.MacKayla Lane is a vapid, shallow, stupid girl. She leaves her grieving parents behind to try to find out what happened to her sister. She thinks she can do better than the police yet her main thought throughout the novel is what color nail polish she should wear. On top of the nail polish, Mac constantly worries about her appearance; her clothes, hair, and make-up are the only thing she seems to care about. (view spoiler)[Her cover gets blown by a Fae and she bitches and moans about having to cut and dye her hair. Your sister DIED and you are worried about your stupid hair? (hide spoiler)] She says that just because she likes pink and has blond hair it doesn't mean she's Barbie, but she never really seems to act anything but dumb and naive. She antagonizes the one person that is willing to help her, Jericho Barrons, and continuously hides information from him, thinking she knows best. Her actions around him are ridiculous, and at one point when he brings up her dead sister she yells, "ShutupIhateyou!", and yes, it's printed like that in the book. (view spoiler)[She acts like a petulant teen mad at her parents for grounding her, which in fact Barrons does, and she allows it. That doesn't stop her from leaving when he's gone and going off on her own though, getting into trouble. (hide spoiler)]Not much better than Mac, Jericho Barrons is a reprehensible character. (view spoiler)[She lets him into her hotel room yet leaves her door open so she has a chance to yell if he tries anything funny. On his way out he crushes MacKayla to himself to show that the open door wouldn't save her and she comes away bruised, unable to wear a bra because the underwire hurts too much. At another point he kicks a coffee table and grabs and pulls her up by her hair, yelling at her for being stupid and going off on her own. And so, she enters into an abusive relationship with this man to the point where she thinks she has to rely on him in order to live. And she unfortunately has to because he's brought her farther into the world to the point of no-return. He uses her for his own purposes, which she is aware of, and yet by the end she looks at him as a savior, someone protecting her and helping her with finding and meting out justice to the one that killed her sister. (hide spoiler)]Unfortunately on top of the abuse, Barrons has practically no personality. I couldn't get a feel for him as a person and I was only left with a deep dislike of him and his actions. There's nothing good about him to latch onto, aside from the fact that he's supposed to be the ubiquitous "tall, dark, and handsome." I'm dreading reading about him as a love interest because I'm not sure if I can distance this Barrons from any future incarnation I come across. If I had been her I'd probably have thrown in with the Seelie prince that she encounters, at least he displayed some not entirely self-serving motives.These two characters are really an unfortunate creation in a very unique and interesting world. The only reason I could keep reading was because of the world-building. The Fae are scary and disgusting and I really got a feel for the streets of Dublin that Mac walked up and down, surprisingly not getting killed. I like Moning's ideas and the lore she weaves into the story.The style that Moning wrote in really pissed me off though. She's telling the story through Mac's eyes, as though it's already happened. So there's parts where Mac will say (I'm paraphrasing), "I would later find out that he was lying but at this point I believed him," or "this was where my life really changed" - she does this throughout the whole book. So we can't even read the book and read the events as the story unfolds, future Mac has to go around spoiling things! I can understand using this in a prologue to set things up but I don't want to know things that the character doesn't even know yet! And the ending was dumb. (view spoiler)[Mac goes from a cut-off shorts, pink camisole, and strappy sandal wearing 22 year old tan blond bimbo to a fighting machine. With no training! Even Buffy had training. (hide spoiler)]I already own the second book so I'll continue with this series against my better judgment. Update: I've also read Bloodfever now, so here's my review.
Darkfever Fever, by Karen Marie Moning Darkfever took me on a very dark ride, but I enjoyed myself immensely Ms Moning delivers with her concept of the Fae, and with this story of the inception of a young woman s crusade to find out who murdered her sister and why Along with Mac, I was thrown to the wolves, exposed to the cruel, ruthless, and extremely scary nature of the Fae. Darkfever Fever Series, Book Moning, Karen Marie Aug , Darkfever is almost an object lesson in how NOT to insert detailed character descriptions into a story The many rambling digressions into the main character s preferences regarding, drinking water, music, accessories, apparel, makeup, etc don t so much bring the character to life but rather feel like you re being forced to listen to Darkfever Darkfever Karen Marie Moning Darkfever Karen Marie Moning New York Times Bestselling Author My philosophy is pretty simple any day nobody s trying to kill me is a good day in my book I haven t had many good days lately 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. Darkfever An American woman searching for her sister s killer in Ireland becomes involved in a world of vampires and other fantastic creatures. Darkfever Fever Wiki Fandom Faefever