Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (Fever #1)

Goodreads Summary:

MacKayla Lane’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, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman.

Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’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 possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’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 Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands...

My Review:

I had a rough time starting this book. The first few pages were full of new terminology that bogged me down and almost made me want to put the book down and not read it. And I may have done just that if it hadn't been highly recommended by friends.

Once past what I will call a lumpy beginning the story really smoothed out and began to flow. I ended up reading Darkfever in about half a day.

This is the first fae book that I have read so almost everything was unique and stood apart against other books I've read. I say almost because I was a little torn on the two main characters as I felt I had seen their 'types' before. I don't think I can go into more detail without revealing bits of the story but I can say that both end up developing throughout the book and I'm hoping they continue to develop in the following books.

I'm not in love with this book as much as my friends are (sorry guys) but I did enjoy it and I will be adding the rest of the series to my to-read list.


  1. I've never heard of this book and it doesn't really sound like something I'd read, but I hear you on the terminology problem. I hate it when you read a book that takes place in another country and the phrases there are so different from ours here that you can't understand what the author is trying to say.

  2. No, I don't think you would like this one. Not necessarily because of the terminology but more because of the content.


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