Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #1
Obtained: purchased
Publisher: Dell (Random House)
Rating: 4/5
Read for: 2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge // 2011 Urban Fantasy Challenge

Blurb (from back cover)

When MacKayla’s sister is murdered, she leaves a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cellphone. 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 immortal 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: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-knowing powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of both worlds in their hands.

My Thoughts

There’s been a lot of raving about the Fever series around the blogosphere, and for good reason. I can’t say enough about how much I loved this book, and I have to get my hands on books 2 and 3 immediately.
Okay, so I did have one slight problem, and that was how Mac kept talking about the past, in Georgia, and how different it was. It was frustrating sometimes, and I really just wanted her to get over it, but…
It’s a whole new ball-game, at least for me in terms of subject. I’m very used to reading vampires and werewolves, so it was a really nice change of pace for me with the fae, and especially the lore behind them.
I also found both Jericho and V’lane intriguing, and I look forward to seeing more of them in the upcoming books.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

  1. Dave says:

    I’ve been finding myself reading a lot more of the old-school fantasy books lately – warriors, mages, dragons, etc. But this “urban fantasy” genre has me intrigued. I’m guessing that it’s a modern world with magic thrown in. Would that be a good assessment? Also, is this series targeted more towards teens like Twilight was? I can suffer teenage angst as long as the story is worthwhile…

    • Jen says:

      This book is very much an adult book.
      That’s a fair assessment of “urban fantasy”, but it’s not only magic, but sometimes stories with vampires or werewolves or other “fantastical creatures” are classified as “urban fantasy”, especially if there’s no romance to speak of. Then we get into “paranormal romance”, which is… definitely different. lol

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