Sep 7, 2012

Darkfever by Karen M. Moning

Book Description:

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…
Christina's BookReview

“Sometimes, Ms. Lane," he said, "one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.”

MacKayla Lane is living the perfect life. She has a perfect family, perfect frie4nds, and a perfect job. But that is all about to change…

When the sudden news of her sister’s death brings her life crashing down Mac is intent on finding her killer. To follow the path she must travel to Ireland and discover the life her sister had there. What she isn’t prepared is for the truths she is about to discover on her journey. A journey in the dangerous realm of the Fae isn’t what Perfect Mac expected. She especially didn’t expect to have to seek help from the one person that is making her life a living hell, Jericho Barron's.

Jericho is a mysterious man that doesn’t’ have time for nonsense or helping anyone but himself. When Barron's has no other choice but to help Mac he quickly learns a lesson in compassion. Or at least in sociability. Mac isn't about to let Barrons' control her and her actions in any way.

When they both discover that Mac is much more vital to their survival, the two must work together to find out the answers to their questions.

But will following the trail lead to their ultimate demise?

I have to say that this book was a little hard to get into at the beginning. Mac was not the kind of character that I can put up with but the action and other characters made up for it. When Mac suddenly transforms from a spoiled rich kid to a kick ass protag the story begins to make a turn for the better.

Her stubbornness makes Barron’s temper flare and it was hilarious to read. Barron’s is one tough cookie to crack, and even though at the end he still is, you can’t help but like the fact that he’s pretty much a real bad ass.

All in all, this book was good. I can’t wait to read on and see what’s going to happen next.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this one too :) Hoping to get on with the rest of the series very soon!