Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: November 2006
Publisher: Delacorte PressBuy it via Book Depository
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
Mass Market Paperback, 342 pages
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...
This is actually the second time i read Darkfever and to be honest,i enjoyed it as much as the first one and i have to admit that i kind of missed all this amazing world and characters so much,that i couldn't help myself and put this book down!
Karen Marie Moning is a brilliant writer!Her writing style is amazing,evenly paced,down to earth and with huge doses of humor!Exactly the kind of writing i really enjoy!Even if i have already read this book,i couldn't help but smirk with the dialogues between Barrons and Mac and with the way Mac sees and deals with the world and her problems!I mean, when Mac reffers to how a good book is always better than a really good movie giving as an example the Harry Potter movies and how that was not how Fleur looked like,i was just laughing out loud and totally agreeing at the same time!As i said,Moning writes brilliantly and in more cases than one,it was like reading thoughts of my own as words of a fictional character,and that has only happened to me with those books!
Apart from that,Mac and Barrons have an incredible chemistry!The tension is touchable and although as characters,i can't totally identify with neither Mac nor Barrons,i just love them!After Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series,this is my next favorite couple ever!Mac,often gives a completely Barbie vibe,with her blonde hair and her inclination towards pink,but that's only on the surface.Mac is a character devoted to the ones she loves,strongminded and not easily intimidated.
Barrons on the other hand is almost ...brutal!But i love him!I love all the mysterious air around him,the way he seems to know many things,if not everything and no matter how hard he is or how bad he sometimes treats Mac,he has a soft spot for her that is plainly obvious!The scene where he paints Mac's nails is by far,among my favorite scenes of the book!
All in all,The Fever series is among my favorites and i totally recommend it to everyone i know!There's not even one thing you may ever hear me complain about and to whomever has read one or two of my reviews,i always find something to complain...(i'm a bit whinny to say the least!).But Darkfever,is just BRILLIANT!