Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever (Fever, #1)

"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 h...

Details Darkfever (Fever, #1)

TitleDarkfever (Fever, #1)
Release DateOct 31st, 2006
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance, Fairies, Fae

Reviews Darkfever (Fever, #1)

  • Emily May
    I finished this book with two clear ambitions in mind:1. I wanted to jump on the next flight to Dublin.2. I wanted to sandwich myself between Jericho Barrons & V'lane (preferably naked).Let's just say that this is one of the most addictive stories I've read in a long time; even as I write this review, the second in the series is on it's way to me courtesy of Amazon.It just has... everything. A crime mystery, a fantasy world steeped in history and...
  • Shannon
    The only thing saving this from a 1 star rating was the world-building. Moning has created a fascinating new world for her characters to play in. Unfortunately it's those characters that really brought down this novel for me. MacKayla Lane's life is turned upside down the day she finds out that her sister Alina, who had been studying abroad in Ireland, has been murdered. The police have no leads and her case gets filed away as unsolved. MacKayla ...
  • Navessa
    *SPOILER FREE FOR ALL YOU FEVER NOOBS*…all two of you…It’s no secret that Fever is my favorite series of all time. This is my third re-read of it and the entire reason I first decided to give these books another go was to force myself to attempt to properly review them and not just drool over Jericho Barrons for five pages.Mmmmm, Jericho, om nom nom nom nom nom. Damn it, there I go again. Anywho, there are a lot of reasons that I love this ...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Series OverviewClick here if you can't help your attraction to me. That or, you know, you want to watch my video review.Mr. Kennedy's thoughts on the Fever series (Please note, there will be spoilers):Mr. Kennedy is standing around shirtless, wanting to discuss some of the aspects of the Fever series. I find it hard to concentrate.For goodness sake, Mr Kennedy! Take those sunglasses out of your mouth! I can't hear what you're saying!Me: So what's...
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Buddy read with a TON of friends.This is how it feels right now: everyone is on Team Jericho: And then we have me: Pic courtesy of Cory. Thanks, Cory. You shouldn't have. No, really, you shouldn't have.This fucking book.I don't even know how to go about describing my love/hate relationship with this book. Actually, it is mostly hate. I hated every single character in this book, and yet I willingly read on anyway. I don't understand it at all. It ...
  • Regan
    Totally addicting, could not put it down!
  • Jeaniene Frost
    Rating is for the entire Fever series. Fast-paced and action packed, I plowed through all five books in a week.
  • Candace
    Having now finished this book that came so highly recommended, I have to admit that what I feel mostly is indifference. I wanted to love it, but I didn't. That being said, I didn't dislike it either. The problem was that I just didn't care a whole lot one way or the other.The story is about a young woman, MacKayla, that goes to Ireland to play detective after the death of her sister. In no time, she's uncovered a whole new reality, full of supern...
  • Tatiana
    Updated 12/8/2014Yep, still addictive.Updated 1/23/2011If you haven't been coerced/begged by me into reading this series yet, IDK where you were last month (maybe away from Goodreads?). If you still don't know that these books are awesome and totally worth your time, this is my last attempted to lure you into giving them a chance. However the main purpose of this update is just to follow up on the outcome of this particular series. So many crash ...
  • Steph Sinclair
    1.5 stars This is one of those books where almost every aspect of the book failed me. The characters were flat, the plot stalled around 40%, and the narration was unsatisfying. In fact, the only reason why I didn't just give the book one star was because the beginning intrigued me. Barrons. I don't get his appeal. This is partly because I don't particularly care for the whole "alpha male" trope since many times all it seems to be is barely disgui...
  • Katerina
    What a great story! And it would have been even greater, if it weren't for Ms. Mackayla-call her Mac-Lane.Allow me to explain by posing some questions.1) You were warned that you are going to learn how to kill Fae. What do you wear?a) Fabulous lavender shorts with matching top and high heels-oh my God is that blood on your clothes?b)Something cozy you wouldn't mind throwing away later because, you know, mutilated bodies and stuff.c) Does it even ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mac Version 1.0 The book starts off in Georgia. Mac is a pretty pampered. She works as a bartender, doesn't have much ambition..Just is. No, not Arby's..she is a bartender! Who happens to love pink..way too much.She is lying by the pool waiting on her parents to come home and spoil her some more when her world cracks. She gets the call that her adored sister Alina has been murdered in Dublin. She hops a plane and heads to Ireland because the poli...
  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    I have read Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander Series which I really liked and decided to read her Fever Series, even though I am not that crazy reading books in the first person (I tend to avoid those) and series that are about one person …..and urban fantasy is not my favorite genre….so what made me want to read Darkfever, the 1st book in the series????? Well, I read some good reviews, my local bookseller suggested I try it and hey, loved th...
  • Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
    I went into this book expecting to possibly die of swoons, sexy times and badass battle scenes, but right now I kind of just want to push every character in this book off a cliff. And if I'm lucky, there will be a mob of angry Aimee clones there with pitchforks right at the bottom.You're probably thinking, Hey, the characters can't be that bad! Maybe they aren't. Okay, I'm kidding. They totally are. At least, they are in my book.Ladies and gents,...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Darkfever took me on a very dark ride, but I enjoyed myself immensely. Ms. Moning delivers with her concept of the Fae, and with this story of the inception of a young woman's crusade to find out who murdered her sister and why. Along with Mac, I was thrown to the wolves, exposed to the cruel, ruthless, and extremely scary nature of the Fae. I am very interested in stories that show Faeries not as the cute, glittery sprites that dance around flow...
  • Kim
    My apologies to Olivia, I know you weren't blown away by Action Barbie and her gang of new friends, but OMG I loved this.Another one of those books I can't read in public. Not because it's full of smut, but because I constantly feel like making out with my Kindle. That's how much I loved reading this book. I was constantly grumpy for the past few days, without having a real reason.Conversations with me pretty much went like this:Person: Kim?Me: W...
  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    Presenting... The Annual MacHalo Fever Reread! The madness begins on October 26, 2015!♦ Third read: 3 stars♦ Second read: 4 stars♦ First read: 3 stars► Yep, that's right, I'm lowering my rating to 3 stars. Because I wasn't feeling it this time around. Because there's too much blah blah blah crap and not enough Barrons. Because Mac is a pink-clad, pretentious twit. And because I'm in a hell of a bad mood. It's not fair? I don't care.► Ra...
  • Natasha Polis
    Second book of 2016 DONE! Really enjoyed this one for what it is.... A fun sexy paranormal new adult book! It's short and gets to the point, it's exactly what I wanted and kept me reading into the weeeeeee hours of the night/morning. Good thing I have the next 4 books in the series, cause this one ended way too soon!
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    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 he...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    This is a spoiler-free mini-review for the SERIES, not just this book: Do you want to meet THE. Ultimate. Alpha Male. Character?? Grab yourselves a copy of Darkfever and meet the enigmatic, mysterious, fiercely protective, powerful and dominating Jericho Z Barrons. “He didn't just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him.” All I can say is if you want a completed book series with an inc...
  • Mo
    4.5 Stunning Stars.I went into this one with a bit of trepidation. Why? Well, for one, it is Paranormal which I do not really do. Two, it is set in Ireland and, being Irish, I can be super critical if it is not done right. But a few friends decided it was time to go for it and do a Buddy Read of it. I loved it. OK, the terminology was a bit too much to take in at times but the writing was excellent. The characters were intriguing. The sex was non...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Ahhhhh, stop yelling at me already and let me explain.It seems everyone liked this book. I’m talking everyone. EVERYONE. Except me. I. Just. Don’t. Get. It. Okay, not really. This is obviously a case of it’s not you, it’s me. Maybe I’m too mature for stories of the supernat . . . BWAHAHAHAHA! I couldn’t even type that without laughing. I don’t really know what went wrong...
  • Sophia Triad
    Reasons that made me love this book and made me read the whole series multiple times:1. Jericho Barrons.2. Naughty, sexy V'lane. The death-by-sex Fae.3. Ireland and especially Dublin.4. The world building. The Fae. The Seelie and Unseelie. I haven’t really decided which of them are the bad ones.5. The pubs in Dublin where you can meet monsters.6. BARRONS BOOKS & BAUBLES. The bookstore which stands between two worlds. I want to live there!7. The...
  • Sh3llraiser
    I have just completed my FOURTH read of this book and guess what? I still love it! It's like a slice of pizza, mac and cheese, chili and cornbread, cheeseburger and fries... the best comfort food. When you read this book the first time, you see a young, naively superficial, but well-intentioned young woman grieving who travels to Dublin to try and find answers to her sister's bizarre murder. Once there, she meets the mysterious Barrons, owner of ...
  • The Flooze
    E.T.A. Having now read the whole series, I can't say I'd recommend it. I never grew to like Mac, and though the twists were interesting at times the pay-off didn't outweigh the frustration. ____________________________________________ **2.5?**It’s a long one, folks. The gist of it is: An interesting set-up in terms of world-building, but I’m not attached to the characters in the slightest. Why? Read on…______________________________________...
  • Lola
    *5 stars*5 stars*5 stars*5 stars*I have always enjoyed reading UF series, especially the ones containing a bit of mystery. Exactly like Darynda Jones' series of Charley Davidson. It may not be a surprise that I liked Darkfever, but it is one that I seriously couldn't put it down! I shouldn't have started it yesterday at 11PM, even if it was a friday night. You see, sleep is important to me. I actually had to drag myself to bed and convince myself...
  • Aly's Bookish Wonderland
    You want to believe in black and white, good and evil, heroes that are truly heroic, villains that are just plain bad, but I've learned in the past year that things are rarely so simple. The good guys can do some truly awful things and the bad guys can sometimes surprise the heck out of you. MacKayla Lane has her life together: a loving family she adores, a sister that is also a best friend, a job that pays in the environment she thrives in (par...
  • Liz* Fashionably Late
    Second reread: Oct 2015.Veredict: 4 Still-Freaking-Awesome StarsThe Annual MacHalo Fever Reread begins!Say goodbye to Sane Liz and welcome Feverwhore Liz. I warn you, it's gonna get crazy.-----------------------------------------------First re-read, November 2014 (Yeah, the first of many...)Upgrading my rating to 4.5 StarsIt was a hard decision not to read this one sooner and I'm glad I waited, I've found an awesome BR Group out there, full of we...
  • Sh3llraiser
    Third Read: October 2015 - 8 stars!Second Read: November 2014 - 5 stars!First read: September 2014 - Original rating 4 starsOur first annual re-read of the Fever series with the MacHalo group starts October 26, 2015! Here's the schedule:Darkfever: October 26Bloodfever: November 9Faefever: November 23Dreamfever: December 7Shadowfever: December 21Iced: January 5Burned: January 12New thoughts on third read: I swear, I liked it even more! I freaking ...
  • Helen 2.0
    November 2017 Re-re-read - gettin LIT with the MacHalo tribe!!!Took me 3 reads to finally realize how much KMM likes to insert her personal opinions into this book... and she rambles, for gods sake.