Darkfever

Darkfever

eBook - 2006
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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. . . .

Look for all of Karen Marie Moning's sensational Fever novels:
DARKFEVER | BLOODFEVER | FAEFEVER | DREAMFEVER | SHADOWFEVER | ICED | BURNED | FEVERBORN | FEVERSONG

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's Bloodfever.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780440336358
044033635X
Alternative Title: Dark fever

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WritingChick65
Jan 19, 2021

Add a new female heroine to your list. MacKayla Lane (aka Mac) is a polite Southern belle who doesn't swear, loves pink, lives at home with her parents, and enjoys sun filled days by the pool. She's happy, fluffy and maybe a bit shallow, but all of that comes crashing down when her older sister, Alina, is murdered in Dublin while on a student exchange at Trinity College. Mac vows revenge on her sister's killer, but when she gets off the plane in Ireland, she quickly discovers that all is not as it seems. Following a cryptic message left on her voicemail by Alina hours before her death, Mac starts to hunt for her sister's murderer, a hunt that leads her to the enigmatic Jericho Barrens and into a world Mac never knew existed--the world of the Fae. Great start to a series as Mac discovers her hidden gifts and begins the evolution into someone who might just be called upon to save the world. Fans of Ilona Andrews will like this series.

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ldusername
Aug 23, 2020

This is the first installment in the series. I did like the author’s witty writing style and it is quite fluid and smooth that the scenes spring to life from the pages into your mind.
However, the concept for the series is a little similar to Sookie Stakhouse (True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries) with Mackayla being another rainbow and sunshine southern bell Barbie who’s nativity lands her in deadly waters.
The setting is different being in Dublin, while the mission is focused on finding a dark fae book but the essence of the stories are remarkably similar. A protagonist being used and lied to by everyone around her who is just learning about the ‘real’ world where things go bump in the night and is discovering herself/her mettle. She is taken under the wing of a mysterious older sexy nonhuman man of questionable motives and morals while a war is brewing between species. There is even a similar, in its impact, family death in both stories.
It is still an entertaining and addictive read.

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kiml00
Jun 10, 2020

The author described Mac just right, a real life Barbie. Some of the things she did could be annoying but could be hilarious. There is enough plot line to keep me reading. The book is entertaining.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 16, 2019

Pretty good, but I will not be rushing to finish the series. Maybe eventually.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 03, 2019

A decent start to the series. Be warned, there are several points in the book with pretty graphic sexual content. (One of the fae has the power to make women desire him in a very deeply animalistic, basic way.) I'm also having a hard time balancing the two sides of MacKayla Lane - she alternates between reminding us she's a bartender and a cool girl, and agonizing over clothes and fingernail polish. And the attitude she and Barrons give each other got really old really fast.

The first in a series, this book captivates you from the get go. MacKayla flies to Ireland to discover what caused her sister’s death. She discovers that both she and her sister (both adopted) were born in Ireland and that she has the power to see beyond the world of man. Mac, along with the mysterious Jericho (friend or foe?), are on the hunt for a book called the Sinsar Dubh. This book gives the person holding it the power to rule over both the human and fae worlds – worlds where the dividing line is crumbling. I’ve really enjoyed reading this whole series. (submitted by JB)

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monakaufman
Aug 14, 2017

I read comments before I got and read the book. Some say its a book that is very slow and not much of a plot. I say the reader needs to put themselves in MacKayla's shoes. Imagine this isn't fantasy. What if Fae were real? And what if there really are Sidhe-seers? And how would you feel going from knowing nothing to discovering you are a sidhe-seer with gifts you didn't know you had before. Knowing next to nothing, I can't imagine you would do any better in real life going through everything the heroine does. This is a book of her discovery of who and what she is, the hard way, no nice people to train her if you think the character Barrons is nice.
I believe there was plenty of action and unsuspecting events that popped up to grab my attention over and over. I read the book in just over a day, it is so gripping. Into the 2nd book in Fever series and plan to read them all. If you like books on the Fae, folkfore in Ireland, etc. then you should likely love this book. Its the one that sets the stage for the others that follow.

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rnpudel
Mar 15, 2017

I didn't really care for the main character, but somehow this book was so incredibly addicting. I couldn't stop reading, had to know what would happen next. I'm definitely picking up the next book in the series.

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Persassy
Jul 27, 2016

This book gives me hope that one day, I too, may be a published author. All it takes is poor grammar & spelling, zero plot, pathetic, boring characters, yawn-inducing dialogue & the inevitable, unimaginative "happy" ending. On the upside, I now know what to get for a friend as a cure for insomnia. What a waste of trees.

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nidofito
Jan 05, 2016

Despite using the death of a family member as a launching pad for the story, Darkfever is surprisingly light (with the exception of the Fae definitions and such) and enjoyable. A little slapstick comedy thrown in also adds to that effect.

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