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Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
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Mar 09, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: 2011, paranormal-stuff, mixed-feelings
Recommended to Nomes by: everyone (except olivia ;)

my rating: I liked some parts and it was okay in others... 2.5

I don't do fae books. It's only after watching all my goodreads buddies dissolve in a pile of lust gleefully rave about how addictive this series is that I caved in and gave it a go...

And now I'm torn. All muddled up.

As a kid, I HATED Alice in Wonderland. It was creepy and not-at-all a place I would want to be stuck in. It felt like being trapped in a nightmare. I usually avoid urban fantasy as it can have this creepy, slimy underworld vibe that makes me feel like I'm back in Wonderland but with a horror cast instead.

I read to escape and get sucked into a good story ~ however, I really don't like the whole fae thing. I find those unseelie things creepy and I visualise them so well that my stomach kind of crawls. It's not really my form of escapism, hey.

So... on to Darkfever...

I liked Mac ~ she's feisty and pretty cool and her narration is fun.

There's no doubt Barrons is some sort of ultimate Alpha Male (thanks to Nic's help, I was able to visualise him just fiiiiiiiine ;) and I like that their relationship will be a slow-burning love/hate thing.

It's kind of a fun, snarky, kick-arse read that I imagine any fan of urban fantasy would dig.

I was hoping it would cure me and turn me into more of a fan of this genre, but it didn't really :)

I still didn't like the scenes with faeries, I tend to get bored in the action and want to move on to the next stage of the plot. The parts I most like are the dialogue and character interactions. Really, all this is just my personal tastes as I am a contemp girl.

And, mate, that V'lane guy (!) those scenes, ahh, were kind of gross... :D

Overall, it was pretty addictive but I can't say I loved it (or that I quite love Barrons yet either) and I'm undecided about reading the next one (I have it here from the library...)

Thanks to all my mates for recommending this and I so didn't want to let you down, haha.

Oh! And what is it with these hot guys/faeries all having long hair, hey? One even had hair to his waist, eww. Please, give your male characters a hair cut!
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Reading Progress

March 9, 2011 – Started Reading
March 9, 2011 – Shelved
March 10, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
March 10, 2011 – Shelved as: paranormal-stuff
March 10, 2011 – Finished Reading
June 30, 2011 – Shelved as: mixed-feelings

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message 1: by Nic (new) - rated it 4 stars

Nic Oh yay! I can't wait to hear what you think although I am a little scared you are going to hate it....

Nomes I am scared too, haha. I don't normally read Urban Fantasy...

message 3: by Chachic (new) - added it

Chachic I have a copy of this book but I haven't read it yet. Nomes, I normally don't read urban fantasy either but I love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

Flannery I'm cautiously optimistic. I wasn't totally in love with the first one...but they get addicting.

Jasprit Yes exactly what Flan said, you won't be able to put them down after the first one

Nomes thanks guys. i'm nearly at the end of the first one :) it's one of those 'reading outside my genre' books :D

~Tina~ Third book, last scene, was the hardest for me. The rest were delicious XD
Great review:) I'm not much of a V'lane fan either:)

Nomes I've heard about that scene Tina! At least I will be prepared if I make it that far...

I think i will read the next one ~ i really do like the characters :)

Arlene Perfect review Nomes. I felt much the same as you. :/

message 10: by Jody (new) - rated it 3 stars

Jody I like fae books but felt the exact same way as you with this one. I will still read the next one at least be cause everyone seems to think number 2 is awesome but I rated this one the same!

message 11: by Nic (new) - rated it 4 stars

Nic Awww Nomes, I am glad you at least liked Mac and Barrons (he is definitely fiiiiiine!). I am not sure how you will feel about book 2. Great review as usual :)

Alexa lol Yes, a haircut would be great!

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