Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning #fever

Title: Darkfever (Fever #1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Published: 28 August 2007
Publisher: Dell
Source: Book Depository
Reviewed: Sapphired Dragon
Rating: ****

 My Review:

This book and indeed this series came highly recommended to me so I was excited to finally get a chance to sit down and read it.  Stories about the Fae are always either hit or miss with me, I either love it or I hate it. And this one I loved!

I liked the pace of the story and I flew through it pretty easily and I liked Ms Moning idea of the Fae being incredibly dangerous even the "light' ones and it had a very Buffy the vampire slayer feel at times "the one sidhe-seer in all the world" and all that with the main character being a young blonde who doesn't take life too seriously till everything changes with her sister's murder.

That being said, I did like the main character Mac, for all that she spent the book describing how shallow she had once been, she still has a lot of family loyalty and strength.  I am eager to find out more about the mysterious Jericho Barrons, and V'lane and the part the Seelie are playing in all this.

As far as first books in a series go, this was definitely the kind of book that makes you want to continue on with the series, want to find out more about Mac Sidhe-seer abilities, find out more about the fae and what they have planned for the human world and find out who killed Mac's sister.  Though given that in the prologue, Mac tells us she is a Sidhe-seer, I did then find it a little frustrating to have to spent the better part of the first half of the book having Mac slowly find out and then more slowly accept that Hey yeah she is sidhe-seer despite all the denial. That small foible and the distracting habit of the author to randomly have a future mac flash back on the scene ( ie I don't know what i was thinking that day or if i had known then the danger I faced...) were probably the only two real problems i had with the book and why i am not giving the story a 5 star rating.

That being said however  I am already planning to buy book two later this week as well as reserving at the library in case i don't get a chance to make it to the book shop :-)
I give this book a very solid 4 stars

Sapphired Dragon xx

About The Book

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

"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 cel 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..


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