I am so mad at myself for waiting sooo long to start this series. Darkfever was beyond an amazingly thrilling read. I loved the world Moning created, I felt like I was right there besides Mac and Barrons living in their world.
This book surprised me, despite all the rave reviews I kept hearing about this series in general I kept putting it off since i'm not really into the whole "fae" thing. Well that was the case until now.
Mac is a favorite of mine. She was your typical girly girl which I did find odd in an urban fantasy read, but her character develops throughout the book and while not completely losing her love for pink or pretty girly clothes she does turn into one bad ass chick. Even when she was depicted as just the girly girl I still found her to be a strong character, and the reason being she had no problems traveling thousands of miles to avenge her sisters killer.
There is also Jericho Barrons. I freaking love his character although he is still a complete mystery. Can't wait to get to know more about him as I continue the series.
I did enjoy Mac and Barrons interaction with each other, no love at first sight they downright can't stand each other. There really is no romance at all in Darkfever. I'm not even sure if there is going to be a "Mac & Barrons," I'm just assuming based off of the sexual tension between the two.
Overall one of the best Paranormal Urban Fantasy books I've read. ...more
It's funny every time I think of faeries I think of Tinkerbell, which is why I admire Melissa Marr for keeping much of the folklore that really surrounds faeries true in her novel. I personally loved that at the beginning of every chapter there was a quote taken from random works about the fae.
The characters were interesting, they kept my attention but besides Donia I didn't really feel there was much character growth through the novel, everyone just stayed the same. I also wasn't feeling the whole Seth and Aislinn pair. I just didn't feel the connection between the two. Not to mention I didn't understand how Seth especially with the way his character was described could be so calm in every single situation. Some raw emotion would have been nice.
As for Keenan, I don't really have much to say about him. I understood his frustration and desperation but I did not care for the whole stalker vibe he was giving off to Aislinn. Seriously, stalkers are not sexy...it's creepy.
Overall I did like but not love Wicked Lovely. I received the first three installments in the series for free through Swap so I will continue the series, and see if the characters have more development. Although it will be interesting to see since the next book is about Leslie, Aislinn's friend. ...more
From Bookflame.blogspot.com I never picked up a Christine Feehan book until The Scarletti Curse. It was one of those days where I was awaiting for somFrom Bookflame.blogspot.com I never picked up a Christine Feehan book until The Scarletti Curse. It was one of those days where I was awaiting for some books to come in the mail but needed my fix so stopped by the local grocery store and this one grabbed my attention.
I do not regret purchasing this book. I have now re-read the book twice and it has become one of my favorite paranormal romance novels. This book is mystery,thriller,romance, all combined in one.
Nicoletta is the local healer for her village. She was born with gifts that would label her a witch amongst outsiders. One day the Don Scarletti who owns all the lands summons the local village healer to his Palace due to the illness of his brother (Vincente's) little daughter Sophie falling ill with food poisoning. Not to give herself away she takes caution and has Maria Pia ( another main character whom you will grow to love and slightly get annoyed with) pretend to be the healer and herself just a lowly dumb servant to the healer.
There is a lot of death surrounding the Don Scarletti's palace. Every bride who has walked through those doors have fallen a horrible death along with many of the woman workers in the palace. The villagers believe that the Scarletti family worships evill, that they are cursed and has labeled the Scarletti home as pallazo della morte. Unfortunately for Nicoletta the don has eyes only for her.
Nicoletta has deep history with the palace as well through her mother and aunty who were violently killed working in the palace, so you can only expect the heroine of the book to be very fearful of the don and their relationship which is in the beginning forced upon her.
The book was very well written, the characters were also well developed. You grew to hate and love many characters. The relationship between the Don and Nicoletta was entertaining. There was more than enough mystery to keep me from putting this book down. The novel definitely has it's share of death,romance,evil all packed in one but there is also innocence and a slight bit of humor as well. ...more