Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning is the first in the MacKayla Lane series and what a great start! I love venturing into the paranormal once in a while and this novel really fit the bill for me.
MacKayla (Mac) Lane is a small town, 22 year-old Southern girl who loves nothing more than sitting out in the sun by the pool or shopping all day. She has a crazy obsession with anything pink and loves to be a girly-girl. So when her sister Alina leaves a cryptic message on her cell phone and ends up dying a mysterious death in Ireland Mac is left with no choice but to haul butt out there and try to figure out what happened on her own.
What she didn’t expect to find in Ireland was a whole other world that runs parallel to ours that she had no idea even existed. Worse than that, from the very beginning things begin to happen that lead Mac to wonder about herself – just who is she really. Is this what her sister Alina meant by leaving a message telling her that she didn’t even know who she was. So far this is proving to be very true and scaring the crap out of her as she’s encountering creatures that were better left unseen.
Mac learns of the Fae world, meets Jericho Barrons who introduces her to a world that just shocks her, and bigger than all that finds out that she herself is what is called a sidhe-seer. She’s one of those rare beings that can see through Fae glamour and freeze them with a touch. That would be enough to send any normal Southern girl running home but not Mac – she sticks it out. She has to get to the bottom of her sister’s murder – she has to know who killed her and get revenge.
Now Mac is caught in this shadowy world with only the very mysterious Jericho as a guide and she’s not too sure of him yet. It is in his best interests to keep her alive though since they are both after the same thing – the Dark Book – the Sinsar Dubh. Whoever holds this book holds the power of both worlds and there are many after it – many who are extremely dangerous beings. All Mac has to do is stay alive long enough to learn more about herself – who her family was and what her power is and how to use it.
I enjoyed this book and I’m really looking forward to reading the whole series. This is the kind of series I can really get addicted to and of course Darkfever leaves us with this big cliffhanger that leaves a person itching to get to the next book to see what is going to happen. I loved Mac’s character. I found her funny and spunky and she had me giggling more than a few times. I’m curious to see if there will be any type of relationship blossom between her and Jericho. However I do have to point out that this book is not for the faint hearted or shy – there are definitely some steamy goings on in these pages.
I read Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning for her book tour with TLC Book Tours and all I know is I can’t wait to read Bloodfever and find out what’s next in Mac’s world. I’ll be reviewing it sometime next month. For now though you can pick up your own copy of Darkfever here in the US and here in Canada. Make sure to check out all the other tour stops for the MacKayla Lane novels here and visit Karen Marie Moning’s website as well!
I have 1 copy of Karen Marie Moning’s newest novel – the fifth one in the series – Shadowfever up for grabs. Keep in mind though that this novel will not be shipped out to the winner until sometime in December when it arrives at the publishers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) as the book will come to the winner from the publisher. I will draw for the winner on Saturday, September 25/10. Good luck everyone!
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