Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Book Review: Darkfever
Book 1 in the Fever series
AUTHOR: Karen Marie Moning
GENRE: Urban fantasy, mystery
PREMISE: When Mac's sister is killed while she's abroad in Ireland, Mac goes on a search to find her sister's killer. What she discovers is that she and her sister are not who they thought they were and a whole world she never knew existed....a dangerous world.
MY REVIEW: This book isn't bad, but it isn't brilliant either. It is one of the many books out nowadays that lay somewhere in between and are mostly there to satisfy the consumer's need for such books (urban fantasy is really popular nowadays I've noticed...). Me, I found myself kind of getting into the books despite some of the flaws. It's probably going to be the series I turn to in order to tide myself over until the next Sookie Stackhouse.
The flaws are that like I said it's pretty standard urban fantasy fare: tough chick with unique gift finds herself drawn into the fantasy world where naturally hot guys are drawn to her because of said gift, yadda yadda. Then there's the fact that the writing...is kind of weak and the book itself kind of feels...I don't want to say trashy porn because there is more to it than that but it sort of has that feel of harlequin romances if you catch my drift.
But despite this...I found myself liking it and am curious about where it's going. I can't help but like Mac. She's bold and funny and for a nice change not whiny. I found myself really rooting for her. I also loved when she would clash with Brannons, who by the way is very hot (and may or may not be eighty percent of the reason I'm continuing with the series). Plus, I kind of found the world and what is going on intriguing. So...best series in the world? Not really. But kind of addicting nonetheless.
WHO SHOULD READ: Urban Fantasy fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five old bookshops
FOR THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
One Hundred Plus Books
12 by 12 in August
First in a Series
In other totally unrelated news: I have Mockingjay! For those that haven't gotten their copy yet, Target (at least the one I work at)has it on sale this week for 12.59 (it comes out to less then 14 dollars with tax). Not bad, right?