on October 2006
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..
So I know that my usual genre is romance- but sometimes things need a change up or they become monotonous……… I absolutely LOVE paranormal reads (especially if they are paranormal romance) so this month I decided to cleanse the palate a bit. After a recommendation from a friend of mine I decided to dive into Darkfever and it did not disappoint. This was my first foray into the “Fae” world, and I cannot wait to start on book two.
Reeling from the sudden death of her sister, MacKayla (Blonde, never taken seriously, bombshell) takes off for Ireland- the last place her sister was alive. Against the will of her “parents” Mac is determined to find answers to solve her sister’s murder. In Dublin MacKayla immediately finds herself thrown into a world of Fae and learns she has some powerful connection to this world…..Threats lurk around every corner in the city and no one seems to want her around. In comes book store owner and collector, Barron- dark, hot and mean as hell. Yet he offers Mac the protection she needs as she comes to terms with everything happening around her.
“If he was winter, I was summer. If I was sunshine, he was night. A dark and stormy one.”
Karen Moning did a superb job at building the world with which the following books will be set in. The only downfall I had with this book was that there was not much happening. It doesn’t really have an ending; it teetered on possibly having some romance but never crossed over. However overall I did enjoy the read mainly because it was superbly written and I have been recommended repeatedly that I move on to book two.