7.10.2011

DARKFEVER Review -- Karen Marie Moning (Wellllllll . . .)

Wellllllll . . . It was the next day.

(To be honest, frankly, I didn't want to write anything yesterday, let alone a review for DARKFEVER.) Today was different than yesterday, however, and I was in the mood for updating this site. So, here I am! I've got my review all written (it's on Goodreads, too), so it'll be below. First, I'll post a bit about it.

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….
(This summary may vary a little from your paperback version, because it's from the hardcover version [and more detailed! See how convenient that is?].)

Now, for the review:


Post-DARKFEVER Haze:

Review coming. Soon. Seriously. Like, wow.

Later That Day, After My Brain Has Had Time to Recuperate:

See the "Seriously. Like, wow" comment above, in the first section? Yeah. That's what this book was like. The book was a constant action-and-drama-fest. People rip on MacKayla "Lane" all the time, but I don't see what's so wrong with her. I mean, besides all the Barbie-type mannerisms and hair flips and unwillingness to use dye, she's actually quite a kick-ass chick. (Please pardon my French.) For me, she's totally likeable and non-stereotypical (I mean, maybe I'm biased, since I played with Barbies when I was five. [Yeah. Deal with it.]), and I loved her heroism and the immediate revenge-factor after her sister's mysterious and cryptic death. All of the characters were likeable, really, including the Mr. Mysterious Jericho Barrons (whom I adored, really, but didn't see the OMG-death-from-attraction factor). I was a little thrown off by how seemingly important V'lane was in the summary, but in the book, he only showed up twice (or maybe three times; the middle-ish of the book is a little hazy).

The Ireland setting was described well, as was her hometown (her backyard, especially), and I felt like her sister would've been a great person if I'd have known her while she was alive. Maybe a lot like Mac, but still a good person.
(And, seriously. The name. Mac? I'd personally go by Kayla if MacKayla was my name. Hearing 'Mac' reminds me of the Disney movie CARS.)

On to BLOODFEVER.






The Next Book I'll Be Reading:

Uh, duh. BLOODFEVER.

But, for a special purpose, I'm adding a new section (solely for this review):

The Next Book I'll Be REVIEWING:
And the answer to that question is, I have no freakin' clue. There is such a wide variety of options for me to choose from. I don't know. I don't. Seriously. Cross my heart.

So, if/when I ever have an answer to that question, I'll post and let you know!

But, until then, it's a surprise. ;)

-Hayden :)

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