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Monday, February 28, 2011

Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: Aug. 28, 2007

For MacKayla Lane, your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman, life is good. Then her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death on Mac's cell phone-and Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws Mac into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems; where good and evil wear the same seductive mask. Mac 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...

REVIEW (may contain some spoilers)
Moning has become one of my favorite authors! She is right up there with Laurell K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward and Charlaine Harris!

Moning takes us into a world of the Seelie and Unseelie and the quest for the Sinsar Dubh. MacKayla Lane's sister has been murdered in Ireland. Mac feels the police aren't doing their job so she flies to Dublin in hopes of finding the killer. She discovers more then she could ever bargain for. Not only is she and her sister adopted but that she is a sidhe-seer. After stumbling upon a store called Barrons Books and Baubles, she learns about her new life. Jericho Barrons is the one that is going to teach her. Barrons has been searching for the Sinsar Dubh for ages. Now that he knows Mac can sense any sidhe relic, his job has just gotten easier...or has it. The chemistry just kills me every time these two are in the same room!!

Mac wants to deny what she is now. She just wants to go back to her pink bubble where everything is normal. Unfortunately that isn't going to be possible. Even the prince of the Tuatha De Danaan, V'lane wants her help. The scenes where she meets V'lane are WOW. I probably wouldn't have had her control!

Underneath the whole story is the story of a family coming to grips with a tragedy. When Mac calls home to check in she finds that her father has started drinking and her mother will never come to the phone. It is really heartbreaking.

Fantastic fantasy! Love the characters and the world that Moning has created. The endings leaves you wanting more. I had to go out and buy the next two books! I could really go on and on about this book and the characters but that would give too many spoilers! Buy, borrow or steal this book!! It will be worth it! (Read the first chapter below!)


Book was borrowed from my local library
I received no compensation for this review and my opinions are my own.
Summary from back of book.Image from GoodReads