08 May 2013

Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Darkfever (Fever #1)

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….

So yeah. Hi again! This was seriously THE shortest audiobook I think I've ever listened to... it was literally 8 hours and 57 minutes! Didn't even get to 9 hours! LOL! It may not be THE shortest, actually, but it definitely is one of them for sure! I'm not sure if that's just FIRST BOOK SYNDROME or if all of her audiobooks are going to be like that in this series, but it's kinda a bummer! And yes, FTR, at this moment, I'm too lazy to go check LOL! I just spent long enough hunting around to find out what other books this narrator, 
Joyce Bean, had read other than this book- and that took a lot out of me! I could have sworn it was read by the same woman who read the Sookie Stackhouse books because it was all very southern Georgia peach and very familiar as in the writing style, the reading style, just about everything about it smacked of those books, which isn't entirely too terrible, they are cute books, but yeah... so, I thought the person who read these was the same... but alas! She wasn't, very sounds a lot like her! The southern twang the reader gives the main character Mack, is kind of annoying a little bit, but the Irish brogue she gives the others while in Dublin is mildly pleasant so it all balanced out pretty well! Hah! I wasn't overly fond of the reminding of how blonde and perfect she was, that was a little obnoxious, but Moning balanced THAT out with the adorable banter between the main character Mack and her counterpart Jericho (terrible name, btw, that doesn't even sound remotely Irish... *head shake* anyway...) it reminds me of the Night Huntress books and the fun banter between Cat and Bones they had in the very beginning of the series! That's always fun to listen to and to give a little chuckle at. The book was a good start and I'm eager to read the others in the series. I've heard nothing but good things about this series (rave reviews, actually) so, again, I'm looking forward to this second book and will be loading it up soon after I give my poor mp3 player a charge. Generally it can go days on end without a charging, but lately, since it's on it's last leg, it's wanting to charge more frequently! That's okay because I LITERALLY listened to the whole book all day. From 10 am, to just bow about 5:30 pm! LOL! So yeah... see you all again probably soon since these are extremely short books! :)

I gave this one: it's a good start!


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