Darkfever (Fever, #1)

Darkfever (Fever #1) - Karen Marie Moning So this is the story about MacKayla I’m-grieving-therefore-I’m-wearing-lots-of-pink who loses her sister to the Fae in Ireland. After carefully packing all her pink accessories and favourite nail polishes, she finally gets in Dublin to avenge her sister’s death. In a world where everything is uncertain and everyone is fishy, she has a hard time trusting anyone.

At first I feared that the female main character MacKayla would be another brain dead heroine in the Urban-fantasy genre but in the end she was tolerable. Let’s say there is worse.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I actually enjoyed the story but that’s pretty much about it. The 3 stars go exclusively to the world-building. I got a big issue with the writing style. It was annoying and at some occasions confusing. In one word Darkfever is a big anticlimax. The author draws you closer to the heath of the action, you’re full of anticipation and then BAM you might get a flash forward and the events are being told retrospectively. You know what; I don’t even want to know it anymore. Moreover I disliked those subtle hints to future outcomes. If all the events already happened and MacKayla knows the outcome then why bother.
The entire book was unbalanced. The beginning and the ending were fast paced but the middle part of the book was rather boring. It lacked some action and only Jericho Barrons’s devious behavior kept me reading. Besides I still have a hard time figuring how MacKayla turned into a ninja and imagining Barrons painting toenails in pink. That last one was completely disturbing.

Anyway I did like it enough to continue this series. So, I’m off to Bloodfever.