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Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning


by Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever (1)

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This one is my least favorite of the series. Thjere is a lot of time spent introducing the character Mac and the whys of her troubles.It is needed to set up the series and help understand the characters a bit. I love this series, it was just slow going through this one. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
MacKayla Lane travels to Ireland hoping to find the truth behind her sister's grisly murder. Mac is soon pulled into a dark world of mysterious creatures and darkly sexy men. She learns that she has powers over some of these beings and that her past is not what she had always believed it to be. Co-workers talked me into reading this book saying I would love it ---- um, not so much. It was okay if you like the Fae world genre but I don't think I will be continuing the series ( )
  Ellen_R | Jan 15, 2016 |
This book is about Mackayla Lane, your average modern young adult, who goes to Ireland to avenge her sisters murder. However once there, she is brought into a world she didn't know existed, and learning truths about herself that she probably wishes she didn't. Soon she finds herself not only trying to find her sisters killer, but trying to keep herself alive as well.

I really liked this book. I found myself wondering what was going to happen next, and I look forward to reading the next in the series. ( )
  Tanya-D | Jan 15, 2016 |
MacKayla Lane: il rosa è il suo colore preferito. Unghie perfette, maglioncini e mini vertiginose la sua mise abituale. É la tipica cittadina americana di provincia.
Jericho Barrons: misterioso, intenso, tutto d'un pezzo... è privo di rimorsi ed è l'affascinante proprietario di Barrons Books and Baubles (Barrons libri e gingilli). Appassionato di antichità faerie, veste sempre di nero. Nulla può tenerlo lontano da ciò che stà cercando ed ogni mezzo è lecito pur di ottenerlo.
Questi i due protagonisti di Il segreto del libro proibito (Darkfever) di Karen Marie Moning.
Fin dalle prime righe è la caratterizzazione dei personaggi a colpire il lettore.
Io, che in questo caso lo stavo leggendo in lingua originale, mi sono vista comparire davanti agli occhi quest'apparente ochetta dalla volontà di ferro che, straziata dalla morte inspiegabile dell'amatissima sorella, decide di recarsi contro il volere dei genitori a Dublino, in Irlanda, per scorprire cosa le sia veramente successo…dato che la polizia ha già abbandonato il caso come irrisolto.
Erano ormai otto mesi che Alina si era trasferita dalla ridente e soleggiata cittadina americana in cui vive la sua famiglia alla più mistica e oscura Dublino per frequentare il Trinity College…ma nonostante lo stretto legame fra le due sorelle in tutto quel tempo aveva tenuto nascoste moltissime cose a Mac, che inizia a capirlo quando ascolta l'ultimo messaggio lasciatole da Alina sulla segreteria del cellulare. Un messaggio che chiamare criptico e allarmante è un eufemismo.
Ma qualcosa Mac l'ha comunque capito, chiunque…o qualunque…cosa si nasconda dietro l'assassinio della sorella lei vuole vendetta.
Ma Dublino non è una cittadina così innocua e "normale" come Mac aveva creduto…strani fatti stanno accadendo. Più allarmante ancora, lei stessa inizia a vedere strane "cose"…cose inspiegabili…cose impossibili.
Ma come Jericho, ops sorry, Barrons! continuerà a farle presente per quasi tutto il romanzo…credere all'impossibile è praticamente una certezza nel mondo che si stà aprendo ai loro occhi.
Tra scoperte su sè stessa e la sorella, personaggi fantastici e inquietanti, libri maledetti e reperti fatati Mac si ritroverà catapultata in un mondo nuovo, ma più vecchi e vicino a lei di quanto mai avrebbe potuto pensare. E saranno le scelte, dolorose ma necessarie, ad iniziare a schiarire il cammino che deve compiere. ( )
  AzureStrawberry | Jan 12, 2016 |
I have a love/hate thing going on with Mac. It's a wonder to me (and the sign of a great writer) when you can dislike someone right off the bat and then change your mind half way through the book. How much pink nail lacquer does a girl need? Why are shallow girls always so fashion forward? Why do I care?

This is my first foray into Karen Marie Moning's paranormal writing. I've read plenty of her Scottish Historical Fiction but nary once a murder mystery or Fae to be found. I won this through a Goodreads First Reads book lottery almost exactly a year ago. I don't know why I never got around to picking it up till now but yes, I'm a Barrons convert. Pssshhht....Damnit, another series I've been sucked into.

Overall, a highly recommended adult, urban, paranormal fantasy. Off to find me book two.

Many thanks to Goodreads First Reads and Dell Publishing for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book. ( )
  fueledbycoffee | Dec 26, 2015 |
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This one's for Neil, for holding my hand and walking into the Dark Zone with me.
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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….

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Mac is stunned to discover that her sister's murder was far more than a random act of violence and resents the awakening of a mysterious ability to sense the Fae and their talismans, a talent that sends her on a quest to find a mystical book of dark power.… (more)

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