Darkfever (Fever #1)
by Karen Marie MoningSummary:
"My name is MacKayla, Mac for short. I'm a sidhe-seer, one who sees the Fae, a fact I accepted only recently and very reluctantly.
My philosophy is pretty simple - any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately. Not since the walls between Man and Fae came down. But then, there's not a sidhe-seer alive who's had a good day since then."
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, mysterious 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...
Source: I borrowed a Kindle copy from my local library.
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Oh. My. Gosh. This series is amazing and incredibly addicting. I have had a couple of people recommend the series to me and I finally ended up looking it up on my local library’s site and saw that it was available to borrow. I could not put it down the moment I started.
I loved that the book was set in Ireland, but the main character wasn't Irish. Mac reminded me a bit of Sookie Stackhouse in that she was peppy and enjoyed sunshine and all things girl. But when push came to shove, she was fierce and protective of those she cared about. She ended up in Ireland, far away from her Georgia home, to find out what happened to her sister, Alina. Alina studied at Trinity College in Dublin, was murdered and found in an alley, and her case went nowhere fast, leaving the family with no answers.. Mac thought her case was swept aside because of her family being so far away and that her presence would make the police work harder.
Mac had no idea what kind of can of worms she was opening by going to Dublin and poking her head into the murder of her sister. By demanding answers, she drew attention to herself and discovered more about the world than she ever wanted to know. There was something awful happening in Ireland and Mac was an essential part of it. Ireland is rich with legends of the Fae and in Mac’s world, they weren’t just legends anymore. The Fae were incredibly real and dangerous.
I highly recommend the series. I could not put the first book down. My library card expired while reading the first book and I wasn’t able to borrow any more books. Instead of waiting to renew my card after the weekend, I had to keep going and bought the rest of the books. I couldn’t wait to devour more books. It’s a must read series if you like anything paranormal.
"...one must break with one's past to embrace one's future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is."