Review: DarkFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Posted January 27, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 6 Comments


From Goodreads: 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….

Bought on Audible

What I Loved: This is going to sound odd but this book was nothing like I expected. The story is interestingly twisty and while I could understand what was going on, I never could get ahead of the story. I really enjoyed that aspect of not knowing was coming. Mac is a strong female lead but not overbearingly so. She makes mistakes, she is scared, and she seems very much like a 22 yr old thrown into a situation that she had very little control over. At first when she was described as a 22 yr old barbie looking type of gal, I was set to hate her. By midway through the book, I was rooting for her.

What I Liked: Mac and Jericho’s very complicated sarcastic relationship. Jericho is still a character that I am warming up too as I can’t quite figure out exactly how he fits in with everything. I don’t know if I trust him or not. That being said he was great to read. Vlane wasn’t in the story enough but his effect on Mac was astonishing *blush*.

Complaints: None that I won’t address in the Audio Review

Audio specific review: The narrator took some getting used too. She made Mac sound older and Jericho sound very grouchy. As I got used to her reading though, I noticed that the pacing was fantastic and the nuances were dead on. So stick with it past the first couple of chapters, you will get used to the voice and tone she uses.

Why I gave it a 4: I would listen/read this book again. This is a great launch to the series and can’t wait to read the next one.

Who I would recommend it too: This is an Urban Fantasy novel through and through. There isn’t an HEA but you kind of get the idea that someone that has been introduced might be her HEA. I think PNR readers will like it too because of the paranormal aspect.

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Other Books in this Series:
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
Faefever (Fever, #3)
Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)


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6 responses to “Review: DarkFever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

  1. Jenny

    Man I love this series, I'm so glad you enjoyed the first one! You'll never quite figure out what to think of Barrons, he defies all explanation but I adore him! Can't wait to see what you think of the rest of the series Felicia!

  2. Natalie (Mindful Mus

    I just got the fifth and final book in the mail today for review, so I'll be closing up the series as you start it! Lol. But I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  3. BLHmistress

    I have wanted to listen to audios but not sure if I would like the narrators Does it take long to get used to it?I just gazed over your review because I haven't read it yet but saw the rating and makes me want to pick up the book now.