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Terrific! 1st book in the series. Can't wait for the next one.
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AWESOME, unbelievably spellbinding - really great. If you like Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich), you will LOVE Mac!!!! Only disappointment is that this is a continuous book and I'm not sure if I have the next one (Bloodfever)
Anyone who loves these novels needs to also read Janet Chapman's highlander 4-series!!! I'm telling you, they are GREAT!!!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Dark Fever is a 5+ star read, and it’s not often that a book ranks that high on my list. It’s beautifully written, has a captivating flow and brilliantly flawed, relatable characters. Karen Marie Moning has been one of my favorite since the first of her Highlander series (which also ranks very high on the list; if you’re looking for sexy, rugged heroes, the books in this series are just the thing.) But the Fever series has a totally different feel to it than her Highlander series, in a good way. There’s something down and dirty about Dark Fever. It’s in the characters and the settings; everyone’s lying and hiding stuff, and Mac can’t trust anyone. And the world she’s been thrust into is one that’s so seamlessly woven into our own that it makes the things she encounters more believable and more unfathomable. Mac is stumbling around trying to get her barring, and she’s totally taken the readers along for the same ride.
Okay, I have to stop right now and say that this is the second time I’ve read this book. Normally, I don’t re-read books; I remember them and am not amused with stories that I already know. But I read Dark Fever right after it came out, and at the time it wasn’t the kind of book I was looking for. I liked it well enough—it’s in my reading list with 5 stars, but it just didn’t stick out. I don’t remember what made me decide to give the series another try, but I’m sure glad I did. The book is exactly what my now-self is looking for.
Part of the reason I love the book is how it’s written. In the first person, from a future perspective. Most of the book keeps you in the story, but a couple of times, Mac will pan out and foreshadow something, and that’s a great twist. It’s also hard to write. I have a hard time with first person, so I admire Moning that much more.
Now, on to the characters. Mac is… Well, interesting. We know she’s a virtual Barbie, or at least she was before her sister’s murder. It’s a good thing Moning didn’t spend any time dwelling on Mac’s former self because if she had, I doubt I would have finished. Instead, we’re thrown right into the action and emotion, much like it must have felt for Mac when she found out about Alina. Mac also has great character development. For her to drop everything and go overseas like she does, all alone, she’s either very brave or just plain naďve. Even she labels her actions as a mix of nativity and stubbornness. Jericho Barrons is… Well, fascinating. All I remember about Barrons from my first read is that he’s distant. An alpha male definitely, but one detached from the world and from Mac. This round I see so much more. He’s still an alpha male, but he’s got a strong, complex character that we’ve only just seen the tip of. (Hehe, no pun intended.) Not to mention the secondary characters, who are also really cool and help build the background and scene.
When I started reading this book, I have to say I was confused but as the story progressed, I was hooked. I would say it had a little bit of everything. It had mystery, intrigue, sadness, dangerous attractions and excitement. I really enjoyed this book.
This book was amazing! I highly encourage reading the rest of the series, also!
interesting storyline with likable characters and part of a series
This book sets up a new series. Lots of buildup, but not much actually happening between the H/H.
MacKayla Laneâ€™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, sheâ€™s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinksâ€¦until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her deathâ€“a cryptic message on Macâ€™s cell phoneâ€“Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sisterâ€™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 possessedâ€“a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Faeâ€¦.
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sisterâ€™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 Vlaneâ€“an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human womenâ€“closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Macâ€™s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Bookâ€“because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their handsâ€¦.
From the Hardcover edition.