Book Review: Darkfever (Fever #1) – Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever is book 1 of the Fever series, or also known as the Chronicles of Mac O’Connor written by Karen Marie Moning.


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 V’lane–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…

My thoughts:
I like the slow transformation with Mac or MacKayla Lane in this first book. She goes from a very innocent, pink ‘barbie’ type girl to one who has to deal with Fae. Her initiative to come to Dublin after her sister got killed was cute and unprepared for a girl like Mac. But then she discovers things and sees things and runs into Jericho Barrons and his bookstore. The way she deals with her grief and how she wants it solved her courage in there – sometimes foolish or not – is very much present and there and might be quite admirable!

I had to get used in the beginning to the way the story is being told – it is being told after the events have already happened. The narrator in the book is Mac self but then after the events which is quite unique – at least I haven’t encountered that writing style yet. Once you’re used to it, it is quite good. The way certain things are described like the ugly and the pretty Fae gives me a good idea in my head. I literally have a visualisation of the characters or things that happen in my head playing out like a film. Although yes in other books with less description you can add your own fantasy and mind to it – but we are reading from Mac’s point of view and so it’s nice to know and to ‘see’ how Mac sees and experiences things.

And Barrons… oh Barrons… you are one sexy SOB! But I’m not sure what you are yet… I’m determined to find out! Aww Jericho Barrons you do care about Mac no matter what you say about your life being easier before she stumbled into your bookstore: Barrons Books & Baubles.

Not sure about V’Lane but able to get aching for sex by just standing and looking at him might have some perks for V’Lane haha – can’t wait to read their next meeting!

I did got a bit tired in hearing the different types or shades of pink nail polish… but I guess that’s one way to see Mac and those little hints might be of use to see in the future how much Mac will change throughout the books.

Definitely worth having a read this series. I can’t wait to start Bloodfever as a re-read as it has been a while and I want to know what happened next!

Have I made you curious? Do you want to read an excerpt? Then click here!

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