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 V’lane–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…
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Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here.
First I was like “Fever re-read huh? I’m gonna combine-read it with some other book because I’m that cool.”
And then I was like “Fuck this shit it’s Fever were talking about. My mind can handle only one load of awesomeness at a time.”
The first time I’ve read Darkfever I didn’t like Mac much. The reasons are obvious. She’s a weakling pretty little blond spoiled brat. However, now I can’t help but love the woman because of what she became throughout the series. I’m biased about everything in this book.
And then there’s Barrons. One of the best male characters ever created. Seriously dudettes, if you’ve never read Fever, then at least do it for the sake of Barrons. You’ll thank me later.
Speaking of self-induced-pleasure, oh how I love the spark between Mac and Barrons! I mean, just look at them drool over each other, exchange cute words and flirt non-stop.
"You, Ms. Lane, are a sidhe-seer."
"Huh?" What was a she-seer?
"A sidhe-seer. You see the Fae." I burst out laughing.
"This is no laughing matter," he said roughly. "This is about life and death, you imbecile."
Barrons. Can’t live with him, can’t live without him.
I kid the cute words and flirting. Don’t expect much of it. Barrons is a cruel sonovabitch and it takes more than just a pair of fine boobies to catch his attention. Maybe this is one of the reasons why I love him so much. Yes, he’s an asshole but he knows what he wants and stops at nothing to get it. Think of this as a wonderful prelude to one of the best couples in book history. The intensity of it makes me get all bubbly inside. Because I know how it ends.
Do you know? No? Does it make you feel bad that I know? Yes?
Read the books and you’ll know.
Anyway, reading Darkfever for a second time was very entertaining and refreshing. It’s actually the first time I re-read a book. Isn’t that exciting? It sure is. Nevertheless, the best part of re-reading a series is knowing how it ends. The author can’t trick you anymore! I’ve had so many moments where Karen Marie was throwing hints around, and I remember the first time I read the book I was worried and thinking about all the possibilities, building theories. And now. Now I KNOW EVERYTHING.
It sure feels good.
Darkfever is, in fact, the weakest of the Fever books, but it does have lots of memorable moments. It also taught me lots of useful things. Stay in the light. Don’t stare at strangers. Fuck the police because they are useless.
The group read deal came with five questions that all the participants have to answer. Here we go.
My Mini-Interview for Darkfever:
Question#1: How would you describe this book in 2 words?
I’m too good to settle for two words. Here’s only ONE word: holyfreakingcheesecakeliciouslygood.
Question#2: At what point did Barrons start wanting more from Mac than just her ability to sense things?
Since this moment.
“I told you we were going to visit a vampire in a Goth-den tonight. Why, then, Ms. Lane, do you look like a perky rainbow?" I shrugged in kind. "Take me or leave me, Barrons." He took me. As I'd known he would.
Question#3: Do you find V’lane attractive? Explain your answer.
Even though V’lane is described as the most perfect creature that walks the earth I fail to be attracted to him. My reasons are simple. First of all, getting a helpless woman half naked in public without her consent is a no-go for me. Second, Mac was describing all these monsters who cloak their true faces under the illusion of beauty. This makes me think, what if there is a type of monster who is naturally gorgeous but just as dangerous as the rest of them? Yes. Yes, there is. V’lane. My job here is done.
Question#4: What's the first thought you had when you heard there'd be a Fever Reread?
Barrons!!!!!! *dirty thoughts* It will be nice to read Mac’s story again.
Question#5: Which is your favorite scene from the book?
The scene where Mac got lost in the dark streets, and suddenly she stumbled upon Barrons Books and Baubles that looked like an oasis flooded in light. I have a very good visual image of it in my mind. Maybe one day I’ll paint it.
And last but not least, my favorite quote:
A butterfly flaps its wings somewhere and the wind changes, and a warm front hits a cold front off the coast of western Africa and before you know it you've got a hurricane closing in. By the time anyone figured out the storm was coming, it was too late to do anything but batten down the hatches and exercise damage control.
Why? Because this is how it all started.
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