Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review; Darkfever (fever series)

Darkfever (Fever, #1)

Review; 3.5/5

Release Date; October 31st 2006

Product Description from Goodreads
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….

            My aunt introduced me to this series when she told me I reminded her a lot of the main character Mac, so naturally my curiosity got the best of me and I knew I had to find out if that was a bad thing or not. I’ll admit I was mildly insulted when I found out that Mac was pretty frivolous, materialistic, stubborn, and too innocent to function alone. However my aunt insisted that the Mac I reminded her of was a Mac that was totally different than Mac1.0, if you will. And she was right; Mac makes a major change in this book, and becomes a pretty kickass heroine, in my humble opinion.

            I really enjoyed this book. This was my first adult series I had read that involved the Fae. When I was younger my cousin, sister and myself were pretty imaginative kids and we would always be running around dressed up and playing with our friends; the Fairies. However, the Fae from this series would probably even convince my cousin that fairies can have bad blood! There’s nothing soft and playful about these fairies!! Which I kind of loved.

            I really fell for the characters. Mac, like I said above, really grew on me. Her stubborn way’s really annoyed me at times, but I guess people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. V’lane is a guilty pleasure through and through and I look forward to his naughtiness in future books. And Barrons? Oh Barrons, you just melt my cold heart; at times you can be abusive, mean and downright carnal but perhaps that’s why I love you.

            The only thing that stopped me from giving this book a 5/5 and putting it on my favorites shelf was the romance, or lack thereof. This book can either be shelved under paranormal romance, or urban fantasy, and I would say this is definitely UF there is absolutely no romance in this book, which annoys me to no end because the tension between Mac and Barrons is palpable!!! Get over your shyness and kiss already!!!!!

            I’ve heard that this series gets better with each book (there will be 5 books in total) and I’m already halfway through the second book and it is better, but the romance is VERY slow, however the action is good and entertaining. I hope this series lives up to its high ratings!! 

Heres some proof of my "fairy days". In this pic my cousin, sister and I 
are "pioneers" picking a flower tree? I don't think the 
pioneers had white faux-leather purses. 

Oh and p.s go over to Jillian's blog (random ramblings) and checkout her post
of bloggers and their favorites books. My little blog's even included!!


  1. Great review. Sounds like a fantastic series, too bad that the romance was lacking. :)
    Hopefully in the next book there will be more romance!

    Thanks for sharing that cute picture!

  2. I loved your post at Jillian's Show & Tell which is why I came here and follow you now!


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