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DNF Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted February 23, 2014 by Holly in Reviews | 4 Comments

DNF Review: Darkfever by Karen Marie MoningReviewer: Holly
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever Series #1

Publication Date: October 31st 2006
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy
Pages: 320
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Marie Moning's Bloodfever.
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….

I boycotted this series for years because I wanted Moning to finish her Highlander series instead of doing this first person off-shoot. I finally decided to read it because I was looking for a fantasy or paranormal romance and this was free for the Nook.

Sadly, I gave up after 110 pages. Mac, whose POV the story is told from, frustrated and irritated me.  She was shallow and silly. I didn’t connect with her at all, which made reading the story extremely difficult as it’s a first-person tale. I wasn’t very interested in her search for the Dark book her sister told her to find and Jericho Barrons was an ass.

The only thing I found myself even mildly curious about was who her sister was seeing and how she died. But I’m not willing to slog through 5 books to find out.

I was told the series gets better as it goes on. If I was more invested in the storyline I may try to find out if I agree. As it stands, I’ll chalk this up to a failed experiment and move on with my life.


This book is available from Random House. You can buy it here or here in e-format.


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Giveaway: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Posted October 16, 2012 by Holly in Giveaways, Promotions | 21 Comments

Get the Countdown Creator Pro widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)Be honest, how many of you have been dying to read this book? I’m going to tell you a secret..I haven’t read this series yet. I know, I know! Early on I was opposed because I felt like she abandoned her Highlander series to write this one. I got over that, but still haven’t picked these up. I suppose now is a good time to start…?

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules — and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the few humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities. Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.
When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks — and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.
Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin — before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

Giveaway alert: We have one copy of Iced to give away. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you think I should read this series for a chance to win. Please note: this contest is open to residents of the US only. You must include a valid email address with your comment to be eligible. Contest ends 10/19/2012 @ 11:59pm.

This book is available from Delacorte Press. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Free Preview: Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Posted October 15, 2012 by Holly in Promotions | 1 Comment

Tomorrow we’ll post a giveaway of Iced by Karen Marie Moning. To whet your appetites, check out this awesome preview of the first chapter.

Iced: A Dani O’Malley Novel (Fever Series) by Karen Marie Moning

This book is available from Delacorte Press. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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