Title: Darkfever (Fever # 1)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: 2007 (2006)
Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy
Source: Copy from Friend
When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Ma is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master 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, mysteriou Jericho...while at the same time, the ruthless V'lane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: to 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 both worlds in their hands.... (Goodreads Synopsis)
I approached this book not expecting too much, imagining it would be a standard PNR/fantasy that I would only find 'okay' and nothing special. But in the end, I found myself really enjoying it.
Mac was a fun character who reminded me a little of Sookie Stackhouse in the Charlaine Harris series and I was instantly drawn into her world. I loved the touch of humour in the piece (again reminiscent of Harris) and I found myself sucked into the story in no time.
The prose is easy going and the storyline was interesting and well-paced. The only thing about this story that annoyed me was the ending as it makes me wish I had the next book ready and waiting so I could continue reading and find out what would happen next.
This is a series I will definitely continue with and I think it will appeal to fans of Fae books and those who enjoy the writing style of Charlaine Harris.