Thursday, September 16, 2010

BOOK REVIEW - DARKFEVER by KAREN MARIE MONING - FEVER SERIES #1

By : Karen Marie Moning
Published By: Dell Romance
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback 342, Pages

RATING:  5 STARS!!!!!!  HOT TAMALE READ!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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….


BOOK REVIEW:

Lisa Sanchez author of  'Eve Of Samhain' recommended the 'Fever'series to us, said they were real good books. I decided to order first three books from The Book Depository and ordered the 4th with over 100 days preorder on paperback( today I paid the big bucks to get the hardback asap) . I settled in and started reading 'Darkfever' book # 1...by 3.45am it was finished...WOW!!!!!!


Mackayla aka Mac , lives in Ashford , Georgia. 22years old. Loves wearing rainbow colours and pink, sunbaking and generally being gorgeous. The day she drops her mobile phone in the swimming pool is ... 


'When the walls come tumblin' down
 When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'...

--- John Cougar Mellencamp

Alina , Mac's sister is murdered in Ireland...Mac travels to Dublin where life is no longer rainbow and pink.

It's dark , deadly and dangerous in the form of Jericho Barrons. Mac doesn't know what her true self is, she  arrives in Dublin very naive and needs to grow up in a hurry!!! Mac must take a chance on Barrons and co-exist with him . If he says jump..you jump!! Mac is essentially alone, facing death every minute of the day as she plunges deeper and deeper into a world exisiting around her that is getting more darker and deadlier. Mac just wants answers to her sisters grizzly murder. Barrons wants Mac when he says so and where he says so to do his whim.


Barrons is the mystery character of  this story. A closed book. A rough, handsome, determined character. You may ask the questions, he won't necessarily answer them. He is deadly but keeps Mac aka Ms. Lane as he refers to her on a tight leash . The sexual energy between the two is something to behold. Karen writes it very , very  well. You 'feel' the power he carries around with him,  the ability to command and get what he wants.


V'Lane is a rather interesting Faerie Prince he has an ability that will make your eyes pop. Please do not think this is a YA book. When V'Lane appears ...


Mac has to figure her life out as it unravels before her eyes and her sisters death.  As she learns more about herself , Barrons , Dublin and its 'Dark Zone', there is no going back to Ashford , Georgia. Mac must live every day with the dangerous Barrons and the danger lurking outside her door.


Karen knows how to write characters and to keep them improving, growing, developing more genius storyline. It is fast paced, with Barrons energy really enveloping the book. Ms. Lane needs to learn how to assert herself and even if she can around Barrons. To call each other by their first name is to be personal. This is not personal, this is a means to an end. Barrons doesn't care how much he pushes Ms. Lane..or does he?


This was such an awesome read, I am so glad Lisa recommended it or it may just have passed me by:D

I warn you have all the four books ready to read. I didn't and I am suffering for it. The fifth book 'Shadowfever' is due out 2011 . It will be bad enough waiting to continue the story , til then!!


I dare you to read and not 'catch the fever'!!!!




Michelle

10 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you're loving them as much as I do. I burned through the first four books like wildfire,a nd have since read them again. Just wait till you read book four. Eeck! Sooooo good! Shadowfever can't come soon enough

    ReplyDelete
  2. If I had book 4 I would be finished by tomorrow!!! What exciting books. I burned through 3 in 3 days. I am slowly doing reviews. I don't want to give the story away on my reviews as such a wonderful , smexi read. Thankyou for the recommendation, Lisa:D

    ReplyDelete
  3. I bought darkfever when it first came out a few years ago. At first I really didn't like Mac but then at the end of the book I couldn't get enough!! I haven't read any of the others since because I know they all end in cliff hangers and my fragile heart can't take it. So I've been patiently waiting for them to come out and scooping up the paperback editions. I know I will probably read them all in 2 days anyways, but I know it will be worth the wait!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Straylights,

    I should have the 4th book in a week and I can't wait!!!! These are books you need to read rapid fire, one after the other as I couldn't imagine having to wait for each one slowly. It would have been rather painful...lol!! I scooped up paperbacks for about $7.00US each approx from The Book Depository except for the 4th book. Well I ordered it for that price but over 100 days wait so I have now ordered the hardback as I truly can't wait. Bk 3 ending made me NEED to get the 4th bk asap. LOL!!

    Karen M Moning has made a very exciting series I do hope there will be lots more!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I heard through the grape vine that there are only suppose to be five books in the fever series so I hope book 5 has a really satisfying ending! Once it comes out then I'll start reading the series again but I'll get book 5 from the library because I have a hatred towards hardcover books HAHA.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Straylights ..OHH!! Really :(
    I do prefer paperback..easier to grip..lol!!! But, I simply couldn't wait so I had to buy hardback:D
    I believe they get better and better, so yes if there are only 5 I do hope its a worthy ending. I do hope Karen writes more . Fingers crossed. Ohh the pain of waiting ..lol!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Karen also writes that Highlander series, but I've never read any...not really my type of book lol but I hear they are pretty good.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have bought 3 of Highlander from Book Depository as thats a big series. That's why I was hoping for this to be longer. I just asked another author and she said same as you . Only 5 books for this series. That's just too sad..lol!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love this series! I read it before I read her highlanders and you can read them each as their own series but there are some things that mix in between and as you read you'll think "oh, I see now..."

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Patti,

    I didn't know they mix a bit. What series do you think better? Highlander or Fever. Just interested.

    ReplyDelete

We love hearing from you, your comments mean a lot to us.