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Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1) (edition 2007)

by Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever (1)

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Title:Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1)
Authors:Karen Marie Moning
Info:Dell (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

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"Assume makes an ass out of 'u' and 'me'."

I dare you to not read Darkfever.

I dare you to not enjoy Mac's internal narration, and her curse-word substitutes: "petunia" for ass and "frog" for fuck.

I dare you to try and stay away from Barrons.

I dare you to not like this new, invigorating, glorious plot.

I dare you to not like every single character you meet, no matter how much of a dickhead they turn out to be.

I dare you to not love the rich background provided, and the histories shown.

I dare you to not fall for all the different species that stalk through the pages of this book.

I dare you to not argue with your feels on more than one occasion.

I dare you to not laugh even at the soberest of times, or when something awful has happened, because the narration is just quirky enough to alleviate the tension for ten seconds.

I dare you to not get all flustered and hot when Barrons speaks, even if you end up hating him immensely half the time, and wanting to punch him for the other half because he's an Alpha male dickhead who will not give you any sort of reasoning for his actions.

I dare you to read the rich descriptions of Ireland and Dublin, and not want to go there.

I dare you to not adore Mac, even when she's trying to be kick-ass and fails miserably.

I dare you to read this and not wish some of it to be real, even if that wish implies terrifying monsters walking the streets.

I dare you to read Darkfever and not love it.






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The "Glossary From Mac's Journal" is one reason why you should read this book. It contains treasures such as 'death-by-sex Fae' and 'many mouthed thing'.

Seriously. This book is not only brilliant, but hilarious too. I love Mac.

Review to come! ( )
  Aly_Locatelli | Jan 26, 2015 |
Not really sure what to say or think about this one. The heroine, Mac, was annoying in her refusal to believe the shit going on around her. She was also extremely incapable of handling the things she got herself into. I really would have liked her character to have been shown being good at something. Also, the hero, Barrons, is an asshat. I might continue on with the series because I heard the last two are fantastic. Hopefully, Mac gets better as the series progresses too. ( )
  Book_Minx | Jan 24, 2015 |
MacKayla Lane has been living a sheltered, happy life in a small town in Georgia full of happiness and all things pink. However, that world is shattered when her beloved sister, who is away at school in Dublin, is horribly murdered. Mac goes to Dublin hoping to persuade the police to do a better job investigating. Instead, Mac discovers that reality isn’t what she has always believed. The Fae (fairies) are real – and we aren’t talking Tinkerbell. The Unseelie Fae (Dark Fairies) are escaping their prison, and a book of dark magic is loose. The Unseelie may be linked to Mac’s sister being dead. Meanwhile, Mac meets Jericho Barrons who wants the book of magic. Hoping to get revenge, Mac teams up with Barrons, even though she doesn’t know if she can trust him. As the series progresses, the apocalypse is coming, and it is up to Mac to figure out who she can trust and how, or if, she can save the world. ( )
  ktoonen | Dec 13, 2014 |
So...a long time ago, right before Shadowfever was about to release there was mass buzz all over Twitter telling everyone to read this series. Numerous people, to include many prominent book paranormal romance book bloggers told me to read this series. Many people who have been familiar with my reading tastes for a couple of years told me to read this series. Well, I just started it this month and I smacked myself in forhead for not reading it sooner.

I was shocked by the way the book started out but awed at the same time. I thought, alright, guess we are jumping right in here. I love the way Ms. Moning makes sure us readers understand what is happening and makes sure to outline her intense world in dosable amounts. I also love Mac and her drive to survive at all costs. I know a lot of people would do what it takes to live and survive but she does it in a kick ass way, even when she falls on her ass, she gets back up and keeps on going.

Needless to say, I heart me some Barrons. I don't at all trust him but I heart him. I am sure I am just like everyone else when reading this book wondering what the heck, and basically who the heck, he is. I am happily waiting to find out more about this man and how he captures readers hearts across the globe, and would definitely scoff at the fact that he has. Also, I can't be the only one who has a think of the Seelie Prince right? I like him and all his sex appeal...sorry, can't help it.

I don't think there was anything I didn't like about this book. ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 21, 2014 |
I'm sorry, I don't get it. I'm not sure why Darkfever is so popular. For most of the book I was bored and on top of that the characters are incredibly unlikeable. I only continued because I was advised that it gets better and it did improve a little but not enough for me to give it 3 stars.

My major problem was Mac and Barrons. Mac is supposed to be a bartender from a small town so she's sheltered but she's spoilt and lacks brains and common sense. She stumbles into bad situations without thinking of her own safety, basically she's Too Stupid To Live. Her Barbie look which had me thinking of Paris Hilton makes this worse. By the end, I thought she deserved to die. I couldn't believe how she managed to fight so well and survive without any training.

Barrons is arrogant and rude and not in a good way. He may be gorgeous and intelligent but he's not someone I'd ever want to spend time with. His change in behaviour at the end, painting Mac's nails for her because she was unable to do it herself, was completely out of character. However, I did feel sorry for him for having to deal with Mac. I'd have snapped and killed her quite early on. But that's me.

The story is occasionally commented on by Mac herself reflecting on these events from some future time. Every now and then this broke and ruined the tension and disappointed me by giving away information I didn't need to know yet. It was like someone telling me the end of a joke just before it was told. I didn't like this quirk at all. Why the author thought this was necessary, I don't know.

Not much is resolved within Darkfever so it tries to peak your curiosity to encourage you to buy the next one. Well, I got this for free from Amazon (thank goodness) and I don't see myself buying the next book. I may give it a shot at some point in the future but I'm not itching to get it from the library any time soon. ( )
  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
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"… When the walls come tumblin' down
When the walls come crumblin' crumblin' ."
by John Cougar Mellencamp
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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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My philosophy is pretty simple—any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book.
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"I said breathe. Not do a fish-out-of-water imitation."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440240980, Mass Market Paperback)

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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