Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Darkfever (Fever #1), Karen Marie Moning + GIVEAWAY

Title: Darkfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning (author website)
Release Date: Oct. 1st 2006 by Dell
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating:1 star2 star3 star4 star

Darkfever lives up to its name. It's dark, disturbing, and, once making it past some initial issues, I read it compulsively, with a feverish intensity. Karen Moning creates a vividly imagined world, where monsters walk city streets, hidden in plain sight, and she's here to tell you that if you see faeries in the bottom of your garden? Run like hell.

From Goodreads:
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…

The Story

After MacKayla Lane's sister is brutally murdered in Dublin, far from her home in Georgia, Mac's happy, sheltered world falls apart. Her mother and father are crippled by grief, and the Dublin police have given up hope on the case. Naive and determined, Mac travels to Dublin to do what the police can't or won't do: find Alina's murderer. She quickly finds herself out of her depth, and rescued by Jericho Barrons. A man as frightening and dangerous as the monsters hiding in Dublin's shadows. Monsters straight from the folklore Ireland is famous for. Mac discovers she has secrets not even she knew, and Dublin's monsters are not half as benign as the fairytales claim...

Mac... Like the Burger

Dark, twisty, and seriously sexy, I wound up being utterly enthralled by Darkfever, but it took me a good third of the book to get to that point. A slow start was a small part, but my major stumbling block was rather singular: Mac. Our charming Southern belle is blonde, busty, and her fashion icon seems to be Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods. Think pink. Despite the plastic sorority-girl persona, Mac is tenacious and smart, but at first her narration grated at me, and her voice came off as patronizing. Her blend of naïveté and self assurance made it hard for me to connect with her, yet she's worth sticking with. The POINT is that Mac is naive and sheltered, and as she's forced to shed her Barbie facade, look her world in the eyes, and confront an uglier side to it than she ever thought to imagine, she reluctantly changes. She grows. Her optimism gives way to a darker version of herself, and her naïveté crystallizes and cracks into a more brittle, jaded outlook.

There is real character growth over the course of this book, for better or worse, and despite my earlier issues, I wound up quite liking the brunette-verses-blonde, dark-verses-rainbow version of MacKayla Lane. The naiveté and innocence became endearing, as it becomes clear she's clinging to it in a desperate attempt to hang on to a tiny part of herself, after everything she's lost. While certainly no action-chick, Mac is getting there by the end of Darkfever, and I saw shades of Kristy Swanson-esque Buffy in her: reluctant, smart-mouthed heroine, who's just as likely to kill the bad guy as she is to cry over a broken nail (hey, she even has the sickness and cramps when she gets too close to the bad guys!).

A Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery...

One of the aspects of Darkfever I enjoyed immensely was the banter between Mac and her mysterious and cryptic rescuer/mentor/bane of her existence, Barrons. I know what you’re thinking, but this is not a love story. It's not a romance. Far from it, though it's fairly clear where this will progress with time. Barrons isn't sweet. He isn't kind. He's compelling, and seriously frightening. He's not sexy or attractive so much as carnal and raw masculine power. To me, Barrons was like watching an accident: a strange cocktail of disturbing and frightening, but compelling in a way that wouldn't allow me to look away.

Sleep With Your Lights On:

Mac's growth, outlook and voice colour and guide us through Darkfever, but the real sparkling star is the world Moning has built within its pages. Vivid, dark and terrifying, the Dublin she's imagined exists alongside our own, its frightening secrets hidden beneath fey glamours, and the simple ability of the human mind to ignore what it can't quite grasp. The imagination that has gone into raising its buildings, paving its streets and populating its darkest corners with walking horrors is immense, and the creativity with which Moning has woven Gaelic folklore and legend in with her own twisted imaginings of the Fae creates something perverse and addictive. Uh, death-by-sex fey, anyone? The monsters in this world—both the fey kind and other—are scary, rattling, and wanting to sleep with the lights on.

The Verdict:

Nothing is as it seems in Darkfever. Not Dublin, not Alina's murder, not the enigmatic, compelling, frankly frightening Jericho Barrons, not even Mac herself. There's something deeply compelling, if not outright addictive, about Darkfever. While it ends without resolution, and I'm glad I have the rest of the series on-hand, it's certainly not in a dissatisfying way. Dark, twisty, perverse and sexy, Karen Moning has created a world dripping with menace, mystery and danger--one I can't wait to dive back into.

Books in This Series:

  1. Darkfever
  2. Bloodfever
  3. Faefever
  4. Dreamfever
  5. Shadowfever

What's that, you say? Oh yes! The GIVEAWAY!

OK, I'll be publishing reviews for the rest of this series over the next few weeks, and to celebrate the fact that I'm feverishly addicted to the Fever series, I'm going to give away 2 copies of the first book in the series, Darkfever. You know, share the addiction. If you've read Darkfever, but you're still waiting on a copy of another book in the series? Well, I could be convinced to send you a copy of Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever, or Shadowfever instead ;)

So, want to enter? Entry below the jump!



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72 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been interested in these books for a while now. Sound awesome!

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    1. You are SUPER SUPER WELCOME! I can't say I have entirely unselfish reasons. I just want more people to fangirl with :D

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  2. Hahaha have I mentioned today that I love you? You even make terms and conditions ENJOYABLE to read! <3 Also, I think they are the rambliest T&C's I've ever come across hehe.

    But wow. How you describe Barron has me SO fascinated. And the banter back and forth between him and Mac sounds mighty delicious. Darkfever definitely sounds like it features a mix of fey I don't usually come across. The YA kind sound watered down compared to these *shudder* I rarely ever read adult fiction, but I'm definitely adding this to my list when for when I need a YA respite! INCREDIBLE review, as always!

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    1. Not today, BUT I'LL TAKE IT! XD
      Hehe, Terms and Conditions are one of my most favorite things to write. Usually it's zombies... but, you know, faerie books call for faerie T&CS!

      Barrons has ME so fascinated! SERIOUSLY! I WANT ANSWERS! He's the most frustratingly enigmatic, cryptic character I've EVER READ! He's like... Dumblefore and Snape wrapped up in scary, sexy, murderous masculinity...

      Oh, these faeries are SCARY. It's like... you've read Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely books, right? They're like that. Creepy, menacing Fae, but these are a little more... err... 'grown up' in the murderous intent. Melissa's are a lot close to traditional folklore (which I LOVE), but these are murderous, pure evil, TERRIFYING. If I had to compare the series to ANYTHING, it'd be Wicked Lovely. Same kind of gritty, urban sensibility, but a little more... menacing. Which is saying something, because MM's faeries were SCARY... it's just we wound up finding out some of them have hearts of gold, you know? These don't. And it has everything! Mystery! Murder! Corrupt societies and ominous, maouevering bad guys. Err... I'ma stop gushing now :S

      Oooh, you get that too? The need for a YA break? It's actually why I started reading them :D

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  3. I was planning to read this serie since last month!! I didn't get around YET, but I've heard SO SO many awesome things about it! Can't wait to read it!! And thank you for the giveaway Sarah :*

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    1. Oh, Nea! I can't wait for you to! I want more people to fangirl with :D

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  4. I've heard so many good things about this book! I was a bit surprised to hear about Mac, though--I definitely wasn't expecting that kind of main character! But I'm glad she grows throughout the novel. And yay for sleeping with the lights on! I love those kinds of books. :)
    - Lauren

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    1. hehe! Seriously! Mac surprised me, too. I suppose I would have expected the typical UF heroine? Kickass, brave, action-chick? Mac is TOTALLY turning into one over the course of the series, but she is SO far out of her depth as it starts. I am SERIOUSLY loving the series! I hope you do, if you read it, too!

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  5. Oooh, awesome review, Sarah! This book sounds amazing! And in Ireland! Ok, a dark Ireland, but still, Ireland! I need to read this! Thank you! :D

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    1. Hehe! YES! I love it! And I love that it's an urban faerie story set in Ireland! LOVE! I had SO much fun reading it, once I really got stuck. SO. ADDICTED.

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  6. I'm so glad you enjoyed this book. This series is just awesome! I think the first one was my less favorite but I really loved the other. I hope it'll be like that for you too. Great review

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    1. MELLIANE! YES! OMG, I am SO. ADDICTED.
      And I'm feeling you: I'm liking the others book even more than the first. All my issues are gone, and now I'm completely addicted. Seriously. NEED. MY. FIX. NOW.

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  7. Great review! I didn't like Mac at first either! But overall I really liked this book. I'm planning to grab book 2 soon. :)

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    1. Thanks Angie! SO GLAD to hear I'm not alone with that (Mac). I really didn't like her at first, but I LOVE her now. Oh, you NEED to grab book 2. It's better than the first. And 3 is better than that. FABULOUS FABULOUS FABULOUS. Can't wait for your review ;)

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  8. I actually have read DarkFever and the second book which I can't remember what the title is. I really want to finish the series!! Awesome review as always, Sarah! <3

    PS: I guess I get feverish addicted to Sarah? ;)

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    1. Hehe! Feverish addicted to ST. CLAIR! ♥♥♥

      Oooh, Celine! I had NO. IDEA. you'd read these! seriously, from what I've read, they keep getting better and better! I couldn't have stopped at book 2 if I needed to ;D
      love love love!

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  9. "I saw shades of Kristy Swanson-esque Buffy in her: reluctant, smart-mouthed heroine, who's just as likely to kill the bad guy as she is to cry over a broken nail"

    SOLD!

    Damn, Sarah! You're good. Buuuutttt, you can't be THAT GOOD WHEN I AM ON A BOOK BUYING BAN!!! Ugh, You're so lucky I love you! :b

    lol...Seriously, though. This book sounds AWESOME! Such a great review!! And HELL YEAH FOR THE GIVEAWAY BIT!!

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    1. Hehe! I'm gonna make this a general rule: Buffy references in ALL my future reviews XD

      Eek, Kristin! *hugs* ♥ you. I'm SO addicted to this series, and I'll just nag you to hurry up with you ban so you can read them too :P

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  10. I've been hearing about this series FOREVER, and all of the comments and reviews I've read fall along the same lines as yours. The story DOES scream addictive from a mile away, just by the comments in your review:

    "The imagination that has gone into raising its buildings, paving its streets and populating its darkest corners with walking horrors is immense, and the creativity with which Moning has woven Gaelic folklore and legend in with her own twisted imaginings of the Fae creates something perverse and addictive. "

    GAWD, I got ALL KINDS OF INTENSE CHILLS reading that, imagining just what you meant.

    I've been meaning to check this out, so this review serves as an incentive get to it sooner rather than later. You're awesome Sarah, LOVED this review!

    Asher

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    1. Eeee! Thanks Asher! So glad you liked the review, and... I mean... chills. Seriously, that's kind of how I feel about it... this whole world of monsters that will swallow you whole... but you can't even see. You can't see them, fight them, do a damn thing. SCARY. I REALLY enjoyed it! Hope you do when you get to them, too! :D

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  11. Great review, Saz! I haven't heard of this series but I want to read it now.

    Sugar is something that makes me a bit crazy, I've tried to quit but somehow it finds it's way back into my life!!

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    1. It's addictive. I swear. I meant the series, but sugar, tooo! Omnomnomnom XD

      I heard about this one through a friend, and then I started seeing it EVERYWHERE. You know there's actually a name for the phenomonen? It's not that it WASN'T everywhere before, just that your brain is now aware of it, and switched onto it. ANYWAY.

      It's funny, I didn't think I was going to love it for a good chunk of the book, but now, I'm addicted. SO. GOOD.

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  12. I love when you do these series reviews, like when you reviewed all of the Night Huntress books. I need a new adult series to read (to balance out all of the YA books I read), but I've been hesitant about this series because I have heard that there's not much romance in it... or at least in the first book, anyway. However, your review has convinced me to give it a shot anyway because I'm always willing to try books that other readers find addicting!

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    1. Oooh, Sarah! Thank you!
      Hmmm, so. These books aren't romance. They're firmly Urban Fantasy. I'm up to book three? No romance. It's very clearly building up to something, though... I guess if you thought of all 5 books as one ENORMOUS romance novel. Beginning, middle, end.

      The beginning is the introduction, and you meet the male lead. The next 2-3 are the middle, where the tension builds. The final book, is resolution, and we're going to get the romance we're waiting for. There is SO. MUCH. sexual tension in these books, but no resolution... it's so... frustrating. In a good way, if you know what I mean?

      I'm really enjoying them. They're NOT perfect. I had some issues with the firs tbook (this one, Darkfever), but I loved it despite them, and once I got onto the second, it forgot all about them. I'm addicted.

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    2. Wow, Sarah, thank you so much for your detailed reply (and your email)! I love books with loads of sexual tension, but I think it will drive me crazy to have to wait for so long before getting resolution. I'm still on the fence about this series...

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    3. Hehe, I can SO understand that. It was driving me a little bit crazy, too... but then... I don't know. Normally I'd be jumping up and down frustrated, but I kind of LOVE it.

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  13. I read this series last year and SPED through all of the installments right before Shadowfever was released. It was crazy, and it was intense, but I found myself wholly immersed in the world. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the other books!

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    1. EEEE! STEPH! YES! They're ADDICTIVE! I read DF on Saturday, BF on Sunday, and I'd have finished FF yesterday (Monday) if I didn't have other comittments *grumbles*

      MUST. HAVE. MORE. NOWNOWNOW!

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  14. Great review. It's funny we both read this at the same time!
    I love the comparison to Elle Woods too!

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    1. Thanks Nicki! Hehe! A bit of serendipity :D
      Seriously, I was trying to think of JUST how to describe Mac's fondness for pink-on-pink and it came to mind ;D

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway - what makes me feverish is easy - books!!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. Mwaha! BOOKS! That's a damn fine answer, and I'm inclined to agree. This series is KILLING me! SO. OBSESSED!

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  16. OH damn. Seriously?! I can't feed you to a Shade? FRAMMIT. I'll try and prevent myself from getting urges to do that. ;)

    ARGH. I LOVE YOU. Seeing the words FEVER and GIVEAWAY in the same title literally made me clap my hands and do a happy dance. A really sleepy one...which kind of involved barely any movement at all. So like..yeah. Try and picture that. If you can. o_O

    I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard AMAZING things about it (aka like your review! <3) and really need to get on the boats and start reading it! WHOOT. Thank you for the giveaway bb!

    Ah christ. April 10? *groan* I'll be tweeting this for over a month. Ohhh boy. ;)

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    1. I mean, you COULD... but then you wouldn't get your book. You NEED me! MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

      Alice, you crack me up like you don't even KNOOOOW! *clapyawn* LOVE IT!

      I didn't expect to love this one so much but it's SO. DAMN. GOOD. AND IT GETS EVEN GOODERER! *flails* *freaks out* Seriously... I haven't been this addicted to a series in AGES :S

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    2. Oh that's a shame. ;) ;) GOOD POINT THOUGH. But hey - don't start giving me ideas that it's okay to do it AFTER the giveaway. Muah ha ha.

      CLAPYAWN FTW! :D :D

      Ahhhhh. You're making me so jealous woman! I need to read this series!

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  17. I have not started the series yet, but after your review I think I must & soon.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, it is SO. GOOD. I hope you LOVE it! ♥

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  18. Amazing review!!! I heart this series so hard. I read all five books in a fever LOL When Shadowfever came out. I am so excited for the new books that are coming:) I look forward to your next Fever review!

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    1. Hehe! Oh, seriously, I'm obsessed with them. The word 'fever' is SO. APPROPRIATE. Thank you! Eeee! YES! And I read about the other books, and I'm super excited, too! ♥

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  19. This is one of my favorite adult urban fantasy series, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it! I've always thought that Moning did a wonderful job of weaving the darkness of the story in with the innocence of some of the other characters. Can't wait to hear what you think of the rest of the books!

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    1. Oh, Natalie, I couldn't have said it half as eloquently, but YES. It's alarming how dark the series gets as it progresses though, huh? The light dims and slips, and I'm left feeling like I have a stomach full of cement :(

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  20. This is one of my most favorite series EVER! I LOVE it! So happy you've got the fever ;)

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    1. EEE! So excited to meet more people/lovers/addicts! I'm OBSESSED.

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  21. I haven't read any of these, but you make it sound excellent!

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    1. Oh, Megan, I'm OBSESSED. It's one of those series that gets more and more addictive as it goes!

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  22. This is my first time hearing about this book. It sounds like a very good read. I'm happy to see you enjoy it. Thanks for putting this on my radar. Also, thanks for the giveaway. :)

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    1. I'm really, REALLY enjoying them, Mesa! They're definitely adult but they remind me a lot of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely books, in terms of the dark and twisty?

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  23. Oh, wow! I read Darlfever... I think a couple of years ago. But now I remember very little of it, but I remember thinking it was the perfect definition of DARK.

    It was one of my first adult books, and I don't think I enjoyed it that much. But your review tells me I should read it again! I think there is so much that I missed.

    And I like your blog, too! Minimal but very cute :)

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    1. Eee! Sophie! THank you! You'll make my ego get allbig and puffy ;D Can't tell I have a thing for pink? The thing is, I NEVER EVER wear it. I just like splashes :D

      I read a bit of adult UF/PNR, and I'm really enjoying it as a respite from YA (every now and then I need one). I think if I wasn't already an adult UF fan, I wouldn't be quite so convinced. It's one of those series that gets better as it progresses. All my annoyances with people/actions/EVERYTHING have faded, and I just read something from the author that seemed to indicate that Mac wasn't MEANT to be likeable right from the start. It's about her growth and development... Characters I'd never have expected have gotten under my skin like I'd never have believed, and yes. DARK.

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment and stopping by! xx

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  24. I LOVED these books when I read them last year. Then I reread them quite a lot and started to.. well, not dislike them, but I had some issues* and then I already had to sent the copies away again (not mine. *sniff*) and now, all I want is to be able to read them again.. *insert crying.gif, please.*

    * My Issues. By Patricia Wow Is That Girl Bitter FamilyNameUnknown

    - It felt as if Moning wanted to preach something sometimes, i.e. by not saying what Barrons was. This was even more of a problem for me after I read an interview or post of hers.
    - Even though I liked the characterdevelopment, the book also often was very uncomfortable in the way that I for example didn't understand why Mac was so self-confident about certain things that would spoil the hell out of everyone.
    - There are only 5 books, and that is not enough, and the others haven't been published yet, Damn It! And yes, Capital D and I!

    And I LOVE your review. This is pretty much exactly how I feel or felt about almost everything. <3

    (And I'm addicted to books, coffee, unfortunately cigarettes (I still blame my biology teacher. I was so busy, I didn't have the time to eat and started smoking. True story.) and well, music etc. The usual stuff. *g*)

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I obviously hope that I win, but even if not, this book series has to be read! So, good luck to everyone! <3

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    1. AAAAAAH! PATRICIA! YOUR COMMENT! IN POINT FORM! LOVE IT!

      Oooh, can I just say, all of your issues? I'm having the first time roung, but I'm loving it despite that... oooh, except, I'm not quite sure what you mean about the preachiness, re: Barrons. Maybe I'll get it when I've finished the series? I mean, aside from him being an arrogant dick, I get a feeling he's not deliberately being an asshole just to piss Mac off. Some things he can't say? (I've read a couple of spoilers).

      BUT HELL YES! Mac's confidence? In her super powers, too? Comes from nowhere! :O

      Oh goodness, I don't have the cigarette problem (though you cracked me up with your biology teacher comment--at first I thought you were going to say he somehow gave you your first smoke! XD), but caffeine, I LIVE on. I don't need food if I have coffee... and books? Oh goodness. Yes. My other vice.

      I so want everyone to win *counts entries* *cries* I SO wish I could give a copy to everyone :(

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  25. Oh my gosh, Sarah-bara!!! Call me crazy or insane or any other variation of "out of her bookish mind" because I haven't read a single Karen Marie Moning book before! x) But you have me convinced! I love how dark and gritty and mysterious it sounds, and I love how you described Mac as having a budding Buffy in her, because that's like the epic comparison for all comparisons! x)

    You and your always beautifully written & convincing reviews! <3 You make me want to be more feverishly addicted to the Fever series than I ever did -- thanks so much!! :)

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  26. Yay great review!!!! I really want to read this book now..really bad!! haha

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway Sarah!!

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  27. I've heard only great about this series. Thanks for the review.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  28. Want to hear something sad...I own this complete series..and I haven't read them. I confessed this to April@ my shelf confessions and pledged to read them all in 2012. If only I could give up sleep..great review. Love your blog and I am now following you.

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  29. Okay, GREAT review. I totally agree. Mac is not likable at first. But you will start to love her as the series goes on. I love what you said about Barrons because it's so true. He is just so...RAW. One of the biggest things I hated about the series was the mystery behind him. It ate at me. It bothered me. It was GENIUS.

    But it's the world that Moning created that really makes this series. It is so dark, beautiful, and creepy. And it will only get worse/better.

    I can't wait till you read the whole series. I need to get my butt in gear and do the reviews for the whole series soon.

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    1. I've said this on Twitter, but it bears repeating: YOU JUST SUMMED UP EVERYTHING I WANTED TO SAY IN ONE COMMENT :O

      Your 3 lovely, astute, eloquent paragraphs put my essay to shame :(

      YES YES YES! BARRONS! What you said about him being so RAW, and the mystery eating at you? I DIE. And the world. Ugh. I WANT YOUR BRAIN!

      I'm halfway through Dreamfever at the moment, and I'm DYING. The suspense and tension and all of it is too much to bear!

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  30. LOL. No, believe me, you said it better than I. I don't know how you do it but you just know how to say things perfectly so that we can actually visualize what your talking about.

    I really need to read this series again. It's been a while and I can't even remember what the hell happen in Dreamfever. I hate that. The story has just become one cohesive thread and I don't remember what was mentioned in each book.

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  31. Books , coffee , rainy days ..you name it ..
    I didn`t read the series thoughbut I would love to .. And I am so happy that you made this internationally

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  32. Awww, Sarah, you're such a sweetheart--thank-you for this giveaway! <3
    I've been meaning to read this series for a while. Unfortunatly it's a casualty of my never ending TBR pile. I'm eager to meet Barrons though, he sounds yummy ;)

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    1. Oh My Rachel, this series is a MUST!! Each book gets better and Barrons is..PHWOAR!!!! times a thousand:D

      Sorry just had to put my 2c in:D

      Michelle

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  34. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read the Fever series since forever! Anyway, what gets me feverish and addicted? COFFEE. <3 :D

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  35. Wow! Thanks for the giveaway!!What gets me feverish and addicted? Well, in books, I am instantly addicted if I fall in love with/feel a connection to the characters! If there’s no connection then there’s no addiction!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

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  36. Saz, this is hands down THE BEST review of Darkfever I've ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER EEEEEVVVVVVVEEEEER read. Period. You captured everything I absolutely loved about the first book and why it is so freaking amazing. I entered, but only because I have them in ebook and will eventually get them for my shelf someday!
    *jumps up and down on bed* You have the fever You have the fever You have the fever! Eeeee!

    PS: Barrons gets me feverish and addictive. HELLO NURSE.

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  37. I read this series years ago. I only got through the first three, and I remember completly freaking out at the end of the third! But the other two books were not out and, shame be it to me, but I forgot. I did read the last two but I don't really remember anything bout the first three in specific, cept the ending, of course.

    I really enjoyed your review. And your discription of Barron's in quite, deliciously correct. Raw he is.

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  38. Hehe!! 'Mac like the burger', oh I love this series. Wonderful review, these books get better and better until ......off the charts:D

    Have fun with Barrons:D:D:D:D

    Michelle

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  39. My sister has been freaking out over this book for weeks and has been begging me to get it for her. Now I know why...

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  40. You do realise that JUST because you love this series so much is why I want to read it, right? :D

    Oh, and because your review made it sound AWESOME! I hadn't heard of the series before but you honestly seem to make it truly captivating and lovely.

    Perfect review, as always!

    Muchos <33
    Faye (:

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  41. I had some issues with this one, but I'm super glad I continued, cause it's a series of pure awesomeness! And I'm so glad you liked it more than me too. I can't wait to hear what you think when you come Shadowfever and my all time favorite. Seriously full of twists and turns, that one!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway this book sounds so amazing :)

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  43. I wish I'll win this giveaway! I really like the story. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway. ;)

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