Darkfever is a riveting dark urban fantasy that will have you flipping pages to delve deeper into the world of MacKayla “Mac” Lane and her fight agai...moreDarkfever is a riveting dark urban fantasy that will have you flipping pages to delve deeper into the world of MacKayla “Mac” Lane and her fight against the sinister Fae.
Diving Deeper: Mac is a young pretty Southern belle who lives with her parents, reads books while sunbathing all day and mixes drinks at The Brickyard at night. Her only concern is what color outfit she’s going to wear or whether or not her car is going to break down for the umpteenth time. But when her sister is murdered while studying abroad in Dublin, her life takes a dangerous turn. When she travels to Ireland to seek justice for her sister, she runs smack dab into a dangerous heritage that leads her on a deadly quest involving a dark and mysterious world.
MacKayla “Mac” Lane. I really liked Mac. She was snarky, funny and intelligent. I found myself laughing aloud at some of the things she said, but even though she is suppose to be this pretty Southern girl with no responsibilities and really no life experience she is very knowledgeable and wise. Many times throughout the book she seemed wise beyond her years, but it just made me like her more. She wasn’t stereotypical. In a lot of fiction the young beautiful girls who concern themselves with fashion, etiquette and other “girlie” things are not portrayed as bookish and intelligent.
Jericho Barrons. *swoon* He is mysterious, dangerous, and elusive. I’ve never read a character like him before, or rather never read a character like him that is supposed to be the hero of the story. He is definitely not what you would consider a hero. And definitely not one you would swoon over, but that is exactly what I ended up doing. I don’t know why because he is rude and unkind. His first priority is himself and what he wants. He treats Mac like a child, someone he has to keep in line and discipline. But just when you think he can’t possibly be more of a butthole, he does something or says something unexpected and your heart revs up. I think it’s his primitive and elusive nature that factors into his swoon worthiness. I don’t know but there is something about him that is just plain sexy. So much is unknown about him and what his true intentions are. In fact that describes every character in this book. You don’t know the good guys from the bad guys. Once you think you’ve figured it out whether someone is good or bad, Moning totally throws you through a loop and you are back where you started from.
Moning also created a fascinating world. The Fae and the elusive Sinsar Dubh are otherworldly, mysterious and dangerous, and Moning doesn’t really tell us too much about them in the first book. Just enough to get you to addictively flip pages to try to find out more about who and what they are and what role Mac plays in their world. Moning has a lot of things happening in this book, and I was totally swept away by the different mysteries Mac has to uncover.
I don’t know what took me so long to read this series, but Moning has definitely got a new fan. I can’t wait to tell you all about the other books in the series as I read them. Darkfever is definitely a book I recommend. I started it and I couldn’t stop reading it.
Okay. So I am blown away. This was a fantastic book. Forman's prose is sparse, stunning, and emotional. And that ending..was just heartwrenching. Amaz...moreOkay. So I am blown away. This was a fantastic book. Forman's prose is sparse, stunning, and emotional. And that ending..was just heartwrenching. Amazing.(less)
Read it in two days. Great book! Don't know what took me so long to read it, but very glad I did. Will definitely be reading the other books in the se...moreRead it in two days. Great book! Don't know what took me so long to read it, but very glad I did. Will definitely be reading the other books in the series.(less)