Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title:  Darkfever
Author:  Karen Marie Moning
Series:  Fever, #1
Publisher:  Dell
Release Date:  August 28, 2007
Pages:  384

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….

Now I finally realized Karen Marie Moning is on the New York Times Bestseller List! She is one of those authors that just blow you away with their writing that you come back hungry for more and more. I have to say that this was my very first Adult Urban Fantasy Series and my all-time favorite. Karen throws us in a world of that I would love to explore to the fullest. Mackayla Lane has just lost her sister in Dublin. She flies to Dublin, Ireland to investigate her sisters murder, but the police has dropped her sister's case. When she arrives she finds out that everything is not as it seems and her world will change forever.

DARKFEVER centers on fae, but not those sweet innocent fae like Tinkerbell, but fae to their darkest, even more darker than you can possibly imagine. The last message from Mackayla's sister was about the Sinsar-Dubh and how Mackalya must find it at all costs, that is when she encounters Jerricho Barrons, he is a total ass, but one of those bad-ass guys you just want all to yourself. Barrons helps Mackayla on her quest in his own way.

At first it took me a little bit to really get into this book, and when I did I could not stop reading. I had become addicted to the Fever! Mackayla Lane is described as the pretty barbie doll, but she is a lot tougher than people give her credit for, through the book Mackayla becomes one of the strongest heroines that I have ever seen in action and she fights for what she believes in. I truly believe by the end of the series that she will become someone both physically and mentally strong.

Jerricho Barrons. Oh, my love. I love this guy. At the beginning of the book, I admit he was a complete ass and he is very intimidating at times, but I love him! He is tough, knowledgeable, arrogant, rude, and all the above, but by the end of the novel I truly believe that there is another side to this man than we realize. He is such a mystery that I NEED to know more about this guy. And when I say mysetery I mean it in a way that will drive you crazy. Barrons is after the Sinsar-Dubh and makes that very clear, but what will he do with it when he gets his hands on the book? The both need each other for their own agendas.

"You, Ms. Lane, are a menace to others! A walking, talking catastrophe in pink!"

We also have V'lane, our Fae Prince. His top priority is his queen , but V'lane and his queen need Mackayla to find the Sinsar-Dubh also. I don't really know what to think of V'lane as of yet, he seems like one of them that don't really care for Mackalyla until he gets what he wants. We didn't get much of V'lane, but I hope to find out more of his characters in the next book. DARKFEVER has a formidable cast of characters that you can't help but love and want to learn more about their pasts, what kind of power are they capable of, and what exactly their agendas are.

So basically DARKFEVER is one of those series I can say why hadn't I read this book sooner? And yes, when of those series where I read each book back to back without stopping because I became addicted to the series. DARKFEVER has twists and turns that will leave you breathless and craving for the next book in the series. I am looking forward for book 2, Bloodfever and hope that it is even better than DARKFEVER!


  1. yay! welcome to the fever LOL

    Glad to have you board on the fever obsession =P Is it January yet??

  2. haha. actually read them, just haven't put my reviews up yet. so 1 month and it's here! I haven't decided if I should get ebook version....ugh....Iam so getting hardcover though!

  3. Great review, and oh how much I want book 1, it seems I have been waiting forever for it to arrive in my mailbox