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“This was an exciting supernatural story that kept me intrigued the entire time. I couldn't put it down. This is a great book for anyone who is into fantasy books books about mythical creatures, who in my opinion could be real *wink wink*. Anyone who likes the Skokie Stackhouse series would love...”see full review » see other reviews »
“4.5 amazing stars!
This book—tempted and teased me, tested my patience, drove me crazy—in short, consumed my attention for two days. I love the world Ms. Moning created within the confines of modern urban society, the hidden world that normal people don’t see with hideous and stunningly beautiful Fae creatures walking among us clueless humans. Her story is complex, well written, and executed beautifully.
While Mac is not the heroine I initially envisioned, she grew on me instantly with her constant inner banter. She’s one funny gal! Jericho Barrons is dark, mysterious, not human (I don’t think anyway, I’m not sure what he is), and sexy as hell. I have a selfish reason for not giving DARKFEVER five stars—romance. I’m a romance addict. And while there is sexual tension between Mac and Barrons (achingly so), I wanted more. This isn’t a romance novel and doesn’t even claim to be so I shouldn’t even take that into consideration with my review, but Ms. Moning does such an excellent job of teasing my romantic proclivities with glimpses of what could be, and what may be in the future that she’s guaranteed my continued reading of the series.
If you start this book, I only hope you have nothing else planned for the next two days because you won’t get anything else accomplished.
Focused. Strong. True.
“I had mixed feelings about book one in the Fever series. Sometimes I really liked it and sometimes I didn't like it at all so I gave it three stars. Mac Lane's sister was murdered while studying in Dublin, Ireland. The inspector in charge of the investigation gave short shrift to the investigation. Disturbed by the response to the death of her beloved sister, Mac travels to Dublin to see what she can find out first hand. What she sees and hears becomes more and more difficult to believe including the discovery that both she and her sister were adopted.”Lee B. wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I picked up Darkfever as a free ebook promotion and had no idea what I was getting into. Before I knew it, I'd purchased and devoured the first four books of the series and was kicking myself for not checking to see if it was complete because I was going to have to wait for the last book to come out. And then re-read them all. (Don't worry, the series is finished now.)
This is not the kind of series that you can just chill out between books. It's intense, it grabs you, and you can't let it go. But you have to have a little faith that the blond, pink-obsessed main character is going to change along the way. It doesn't happen in the first book, but trust me, her world gets turned upside-down and she becomes far less air-headed and annoying.
What really grabs me in the beginning is the old-world feel of Ireland where this takes place. It's the kind of place where you can imagine a fine line between Earth and Faerie. And the kind of place where you find musty old book shops to get lost in. Then we have a mysterious, hostile male, resigned to helping the naive female for unknown personal reasons. Yeah, he definitely makes the series.
There is one big negative for me, and that's the sexually explicit content. The overall story was good enough for me to gloss over it, but I still don't see the necessity. Especially the part where just being in the presence of a Faerie causes mindless stripping and orgasmic experiences. I've just had to block that out, but the cataclysmic action is that good (again, talking the entire series here). It's saying a lot that this series remains a favorite that I'd re-read - although it could have been worth 5 stars if I didn't have to partition my brain to enjoy it.”
“UGH I struggled so badly with this book! Normally it takes me 4 days to read a book this size and this one took me almost 8! It was close to a 2 star for me but it wasn't HORRIBLE and the twists did make me want to keep reading not to mention I do love the characters. My friends recommended this series to me and they never steer me wrong so I WILL read the next one for sure but just not right this minute!”Teri E wrote this review Tuesday, September 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved series but ”Kathleen Alnory wrote this review Thursday, September 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4.5 stars. Great series. Can't wait to read the rest. ”Crittercrazy wrote this review Sunday, September 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mackayla Lane goes to Ireland to find her sister’s murderer. She ends up living in a bookstore with Jericho Barrons, helping him find a powerful book. To make matters worse, she confronted by a “death-by-sex” Fae, Vlane, who adds humiliation to her emotional ride abroad.
I loved this book. It had everything: action, mystery, paranormal, and even a little bit of romance...a little bit....more like a hint of a possible romance. There were moments that had me laughing out loud. The contrast between Mac and Barrons made their relationship much more interesting to read. The bickering that went on between the two of them was hilarious. I just wish that the hint of romance would have turned into something more. Hopefully in the following books, their relationship will grow.
The action was thrilling and suspenseful. I read the book in one day-I couldn’t stop reading. I absolutely LOVED it. 5/5”
“I got about halfway through this book before I finally gave up. I really don't understand how this became a bestseller. How many times do I have to hear a description of her "short white skirt, sun-kissed legs, and pretty lilac camisole with a matching cardigan"? Lady, I don't care what you're wearing. I only care about violence and faerie slaying. Brava to anyone who could drag themselves through something so intolerably dull. ”Sara Rayne wrote this review Sunday, July 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mac is rainbow, cheerful girl without a serious care in the world. Assuming you don't count getting her nails painted Razzle-Dazzle-Hot-Pink. Mac is going to Ireland with our without her parent's consent, she must find her sister's murderer. Alina left a few decrypted messages on Mac's voicemail while Mac lay by the pool side, her phone accidentally dropped to the bottom of the pool. Mac couldn't feel guiltier, and she is on a serious mission to find her sister's killer.
Fortunately for her she meets Jericho Barrons the mysterious man who is willing to help her find her destiny and even find her sister's murderer. I love all the different' creatures and mysterious beings that exist in Dublin, Ireland. I think it's even more clever, the names that Karen Marie Moning uses for each monster. There's a touch of humor while being loaded with action and suspense in the paranormal sense.
I took forever to discover this series, and then forever to actually pick it up and read it, and boy do I wish I started this series years ago! It's amazing, brilliant and extremely addicting! I was up way past my bedtime with this book, I think I even started the second one at three or four in the morning. I was very insistent on getting the book started immediately . This is a five star book! I can't wait to finish the series!”
“Review originally posted on My Urban Fantasies.
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MacKayla Lane is a small town Georgia girl that goes by Mac. She works at the local bar, takes a couple college classes and Mac's biggest worry is over her tan. She's perfectly content with her life. That was before the phone call, the call that changed everything. Mac's sister, Alina, who was in Dublin studying at Trinity College, has been murdered. Three weeks later Mac's family receives an official phone call from the Dublin police stating that due to the lack of evidence, and the fact that there are no leads or witnesses, they are turning Alina's case over to the unsolved division. That's not good enough for Mac, especially after she hears a distressing message on her cell phone from Alina, it was left four hours before Alina was murdered. Mac uproots her life and goes to Dublin to persuade the police to reopen Alina's case. If the Dublin police refuse, Mac plans to find Alina's killer herself.
After arriving in Dublin, Mac learns a secret about herself, one she never saw coming. Mac is a sidhe-seer, a person Fae magic does not work on. Each sidhe-seer can see past a Fae's glamour, but their resistance to the Fae varies. Some have a limited ability, while others are lucky enough to have multiple "special powers." Two of these powers are being able to see the hidden portals between realms, and being able to sense Unseelie and Seelie objects of power. Mac is one of the lucky ones with multiple powers.
Mac's quest to find her sister's killer becomes more complicated the longer she stays in Dublin. Mac's guide to all things Fae is Jericho Barrons, a dark, sexy, arrogant man whom Mac does not entirely trust. In order to find the person who murdered Alina and a rare Fae book, the Sinsar Dubh, Mac has no choice but to work with the mysterious Jericho Barrons.
An urban fantasy novel that takes place in Dublin, it's just to good to be true!!! I am beyond ecstatic that Darkfever takes place in Ireland. I've always wanted to go and this is a fun way to experience it with a paranormal twist. With Moning's brilliant writing the characters feel completely real. It's so easy to imagine yourself in the lively pubs or the dangerous, deserted Dark Zone.
Mac is simply amazing. After having her world shattered by the call, which is one of the most heart-wrenching experiences one can go through, Mac has all this supernatural craziness to deal with too. Despite everything that has happened to Mac she keeps going for one soul reason, her sister. While I love Mac my favorite character is definitely Jericho Barrons. There's something about the combination of an alpha male and a bad boy that just makes a girl weak in the knees.”