I loved this book! I can't wait for the next one in the series.
Good story. kept me riveted. Can't wait for the next in the series
The plot of the book is good and I enjoyed it, good fantasy content. But the main character is the absolute worst. She is not deliberately made to be villainous, sometimes characters like that can be likeable in their own way. The character Jericho was made to be likeable in that he is a jerk. But not Mac.
But no, this character is just an insult to intelligence. Not a single chapter goes by without you being slapped in the face with "hey reader, remember that she is a Southerner! Georgia peach! Remember that she likes pink but isn't girly! She likes isn't like the other girls!!!" I could get over this flaw if it was only the first two or three chapters where the author is establishing her character, but it is persistent throughout the entire book. It is grating and while I would want to find out what happens through the series, I can't fathom reading the same derivative thing over and over through the rest of the books.
I was skeptical of this series as I started it...but I'm not sure why or how anyone could have any skepticism over such a series because it is PHENOMENAL!!! By far the absolute BEST series I have ever set my eyes on. EVERYONE needs to enjoy this series for themselves!
i loved loved loved this book read the whole thing in a day and was so glad that I have book 2 of the series on my bookshelf already to start reading tomorrow! Im in love with Mac and can't wait to see whats in store for her and Barrons in the next books! YAH!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Dark Fever is a 5+ star read, and its not often that a book ranks that high on my list. Its 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 youre 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. Theres something down and dirty about Dark Fever. Its in the characters and the settings; everyones lying and hiding stuff, and Mac cant trust anyone. And the world shes been thrust into is one thats 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 shes totally taken the readers along for the same ride.
Okay, I have to stop right now and say that this is the second time Ive read this book. Normally, I dont 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 wasnt the kind of book I was looking for. I liked it well enoughits in my reading list with 5 stars, but it just didnt stick out. I dont remember what made me decide to give the series another try, but Im 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 its 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 thats a great twist. Its 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 shes a virtual Barbie, or at least she was before her sisters murder. Its a good thing Moning didnt spend any time dwelling on Macs former self because if she had, I doubt I would have finished. Instead, were 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, shes either very brave or just plain naïve. 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 hes distant. An alpha male definitely, but one detached from the world and from Mac. This round I see so much more. Hes still an alpha male, but hes got a strong, complex character that weve 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.
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 isn't one of my favorite books but a friend insisted I read it so I did. I like the character and story but I don't like the vulgar way some things are written. The story of McKayla and her sister is interesting. I've read this and the second book Bloodfever and still have more questions than I like to have when finishing a book.
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