Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
The Fever Series

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's Bloodfever.

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….

About Karen Marie Moning

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Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fever series, featuring MacKayla Lane, and the award-winning Highlander series. She has a bachelor’s degree in society and law from Purdue University and is currently working on a new series set in the Fever world and a graphic novel featuring MacKayla Lane.
Published October 31, 2006 by Delacorte Press. 382 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, History, Business & Economics. Fiction

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Drawing on elements from the paranormal world that bestseller Moning (Spell of the Highlander ) created in her earlier romances, this suspense novel takes readers on a darker journey, one dominated by the search for a powerful Faery magic and bereft of the romantic magic Moning's fans have come t...

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After the investigation into her sister’s murder is closed in record time and Mac receives a cryptic voicemail from her sister that was left for her just hours before the murder—Mac decides that she must go to Ireland to get this investigation reopened since she has just learned from the voicemai...

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Her sister had left a confusing message on Mac's voicemail shortly before she was killed, referencing the Sinsar Dubh – an evil Fae book - and now Mac must find it.

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Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

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The story line starts off as a seemingly straightforward mystery, but quickly turns into a romp on the wild side as Mac and her mysterious Jericho partner try to locate the dark tome and uncover who killed her sister.

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Nights and Weekends

Since this is the first book in a new, five-book series, Moning spends much of the book developing the characters and their story.

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However, by the time I finished the book, I had come to the following conclusions: Mac is a heroine undeserving of her hero (Barrons) This book had been classified in the wrong section Its been a while since I've come into a series after its complete.

Feb 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Darkfever: The Fever Series

Grave Tells

Usually by the end of a book, even the starter book in a series, the lead male character (or soon-to-be at least) will have been at least partially vetted and presented for reader approval.

May 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Darkfever: The Fever Series


I’d firmly stick to recommending this book to adults, but I’d be sure to recommend it to any of my friends who enjoyed contemporary or urban fantasy, especially if they find themselves disgusted by the shift towards calling paranormal romances urban fantasy.

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I read and enjoyed the first 6 books and for now have decided to stop there, from what I heard of book 7 and now 8 as well isn’t as good as the first 6 books and I don’t want to ruin my image of this series by continuing.

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The British Fantasy Society

When Mac’s sister is murdered everyone tells her to move on, put it behind her, let it go, but that is just not good enough for Mac.

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Leiah Cooper 22 Jul 2013

I downloaded this book quite some time ago - since it came out in 2006, it was then, or 2007? Maybe. Whatever the case, I tried listening to it, for a chapter or two, and simply couldn't get into i...

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