Darkfever

Darkfever

Book - 2007
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MacKayla Lane travels from Georgia to Ireland after the mysterious death of her sister where she discovers she has the extraordinary power to see fairies, and that Dublin is in the midst of an unseen war between good and evil.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2007.
Edition: Dell mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780440240983
0440240980
Characteristics: 349 p. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Dark fever.

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ldusername
Aug 23, 2020

This is the first installment in the series. I did like the author’s witty writing style and it is quite fluid and smooth that the scenes spring to life from the pages into your mind.
However, the concept for the series is a little similar to Sookie Stakhouse (True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries) with Mackayla being another rainbow and sunshine southern bell Barbie who’s nativity lands her in deadly waters.
The setting is different being in Dublin, while the mission is focused on finding a dark fae book but the essence of the stories are remarkably similar. A protagonist being used and lied to by everyone around her who is just learning about the ‘real’ world where things go bump in the night and is discovering herself/her mettle. She is taken under the wing of a mysterious older sexy nonhuman man of questionable motives and morals while a war is brewing between species. There is even a similar, in its impact, family death in both stories.
It is still an entertaining and addictive read.

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kiml00
Jun 10, 2020

The author described Mac just right, a real life Barbie. Some of the things she did could be annoying but could be hilarious. There is enough plot line to keep me reading. The book is entertaining.

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kmobuckeye
Feb 16, 2019

Pretty good, but I will not be rushing to finish the series. Maybe eventually.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 03, 2019

A decent start to the series. Be warned, there are several points in the book with pretty graphic sexual content. (One of the fae has the power to make women desire him in a very deeply animalistic, basic way.) I'm also having a hard time balancing the two sides of MacKayla Lane - she alternates between reminding us she's a bartender and a cool girl, and agonizing over clothes and fingernail polish. And the attitude she and Barrons give each other got really old really fast.

The first in a series, this book captivates you from the get go. MacKayla flies to Ireland to discover what caused her sister’s death. She discovers that both she and her sister (both adopted) were born in Ireland and that she has the power to see beyond the world of man. Mac, along with the mysterious Jericho (friend or foe?), are on the hunt for a book called the Sinsar Dubh. This book gives the person holding it the power to rule over both the human and fae worlds – worlds where the dividing line is crumbling. I’ve really enjoyed reading this whole series. (submitted by JB)

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monakaufman
Aug 14, 2017

I read comments before I got and read the book. Some say its a book that is very slow and not much of a plot. I say the reader needs to put themselves in MacKayla's shoes. Imagine this isn't fantasy. What if Fae were real? And what if there really are Sidhe-seers? And how would you feel going from knowing nothing to discovering you are a sidhe-seer with gifts you didn't know you had before. Knowing next to nothing, I can't imagine you would do any better in real life going through everything the heroine does. This is a book of her discovery of who and what she is, the hard way, no nice people to train her if you think the character Barrons is nice.
I believe there was plenty of action and unsuspecting events that popped up to grab my attention over and over. I read the book in just over a day, it is so gripping. Into the 2nd book in Fever series and plan to read them all. If you like books on the Fae, folkfore in Ireland, etc. then you should likely love this book. Its the one that sets the stage for the others that follow.

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rnpudel
Mar 15, 2017

I didn't really care for the main character, but somehow this book was so incredibly addicting. I couldn't stop reading, had to know what would happen next. I'm definitely picking up the next book in the series.

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Persassy
Jul 27, 2016

This book gives me hope that one day, I too, may be a published author. All it takes is poor grammar & spelling, zero plot, pathetic, boring characters, yawn-inducing dialogue & the inevitable, unimaginative "happy" ending. On the upside, I now know what to get for a friend as a cure for insomnia. What a waste of trees.

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nidofito
Jan 05, 2016

Despite using the death of a family member as a launching pad for the story, Darkfever is surprisingly light (with the exception of the Fae definitions and such) and enjoyable. A little slapstick comedy thrown in also adds to that effect.

Monikan21 Feb 13, 2015

Book 1 of Fever series, followed by Bloodfever. Story of Mac (Mackayla Lane), a regular pretty girl from a small town in Georgia whose life is torn by the murder of her sister, Alina. The story is slow building and full of vivid descriptions. It is sad to see how a life can change due to tragedy and Mac's life is definitely changed. At the beginning of the story, she is happy with her small town life and no aspirations; she is lively and full of colour. And then life hits her hard and all rules go to hell. I like Mac from the beginning, she has "strength" which no doubt will develop even more in the books to come. I do not, however, like Barrons. He scares me and I doubt one can find a drop of feeling in his character. I hope I am wrong. This is a "dark" book and I am not expecting any lovey-dovey scenes, but I do hope some happiness comes to both of the main characters.

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