08 March, 2016

REVIEW: DARKFEVER by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #1
Genres: Urban fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Dell Mass Market Edition
Source: Library Physical copy
Pages: 347

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BLURB: "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, mysteriou 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.

I have heard a lot about this series from many people on booktube and since I was looking to read something away from YA I thought this book would be a perfect choice.

THE WORLD: So from the first glance the world is pretty much how we know it. Only later we find out that it is actually full of Fae. Basically we have good and bad Fae and bad Fae are getting out of their prison and into our world. Also, besides Fae there are other things living in the dark tho they are not fully identified just yet. I must say, I love Fae and I really liked the way this world was built. The good and bad fae is really close to how I imagine them and frankly how Charlaine Harris set them in my head. So thumbs up for the world!

CHARACTERS: This is where my problems start. So the main character is named Mac which is shorter of MacKayla (luwing the name) and well...she is not what I would really love for this role. In the beginning of the book she was really fun but then she sorta gets dragged into this fae world and that is alright except that she does whatever she is told and that I very much did not like. My hopes are that in next book she gets better. Then next to Mac we have a male. And when I say male I mean very male. Jericko is a mysterious man who loves to underline his masculinity. Another thing he loves is to boss around Mac. So obviously I disliked him very much. For me it kinda felt like the author was trying to create another Eric (True Blood) but where Charlaine Harris created something awesome and legendary Karen Marie Moning ended up having a sorta over masculine joke for her main male. So yeah, that is that. But I did hear that it gets better so fingers crossed.

LOVE: Weird. There is no true love going on in this book so far. Many sex scenes and just weird sex god fae that create well weird impression...just saying.


MINUS: The characters felt very unrealistic for me. I guess after reading Sookie I have kinda different expectations than normally but still.

OVERALL: So I did not love this book but I will read the next in the series and then I am going to decide if I continue with the series or just stop for good.


What did you think of DARKFEVER?