Darkfever - Fever, Bk 1 Author: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 ... more »-- 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....« less
This book was amazing! I am an avid Moning fan. I started with her highland series and really enjoyed them. When I learned she was expanding her story in the Highland series to her Fever series, I was impatient to read them all. However, I read countless reviews stating she wasn't a romance writer anymore and that the new series is nothing like her previous work. I was severely disappointed since some of my favorite writers have switched genres right when they seem to be at the top of their game. I decided I'd read the series eventually and assumed it would probably take me weeks to read since it lacked romance.
I assumed wrong. It took me a day in a half to finish the book. This is the best piece of literature Moning has produced. I really enjoyed her Highland series but her subplot on the Tuatha De Danna was always muddled and not quite clear. It seems Moning has honed in on her skills as a writer and has given her creative idea of the Fae justice.
It does not lack romance either. I think her fans that were disappointed in her Fever series were expecting something similar to her Highland series. The two series are very different. "Darkfever" is much more serious. But if your expecting to find a few sex scenes in this book you will be disappointed to learn there aren't any. Don't let that discourage you, there is still a lot of sexual tension among the characters.
I am so glad I finally read this book and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.