So I haven't posted in like a week and a half! It's been really busy here with my kids going back to school. It's been difficult getting readjusted to that schedule. I've still been reading though, even if it hasn't been as much as I read in the summer. :D
Darkfever is a book that has been on my to-read list for quite some time, but I just never picked it up. I had quite a lot of people telling me it's awesome and that I need to read it. I don't think I've talked to anyone who disliked this book. So I finally decided to give it a go.
I LOVED it!!! MacKayla (Mac) is a sidhe-seer, but she has no idea. Her sister is killed while in Ireland. Then Mac goes to Ireland because the police aren't really investigating and she ends up finding out about the Fae. These fae are not nice Fae either and there is some really bad things coming. Teamed up with a not so nice man named Jericho she searches for the truth about what happened to her sister. All the while being followed by a Fae named V'lane who makes women addicted to sex.
The very first thing that drew me in to Darkfever is the writing. The settings are described beautifully and I can easily picture what she is describing. For example in the beginning Mac is in Georgia, and as a Southern girl myself, I can say the descriptions were so ACCURATE. Also, the characters were described well and I could picture them easily. I wasn't sure at first I would like Mac since she was very much a barbie type of girl and was more worried about her hair and nails than important things. However, throughout the novel she has some growth and she does what she needs to do. I ended up liking it a lot that she started off a bit vain and imperfect.
Another big thing I enjoyed was the Fae. I will fully admit that I am not the biggest fan of Fae. I prefer vampires, werewolves, ghosts, anything over books about Fae. However, the Fae in this series are DARK. They are ugly. They are vile. They are not something you want to come into contact with even for a second. I love it. HALLELUJAH a book that does Fae well. There aren't many of those in my opinion.
I do have one TINY complaint... and it's not even about this book. It's a concern about the rest of the series. I did not like Jericho. Well as a character he was okay and he serves his purpose, but I'm going to be really mad if he ends up a love interest for Mac later in the series. I can already see in this first one the seeds being sown in the plot and I am not happy about that. He's a jackass. :P
Overall I loved Darkfever and I can't wait to read the rest of the series!! As soon as I have money again to buy books...
I recommend Darkfever for fans of paranormal, fae, and urban fantasy novels. Definitely a must read.
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