November 23, 2009

Darkfever

I read Karen Marie Moning's Darkfever on my Sony Reader (I'm sure you'll be hearing a lot about books I've read on my new-pretty-shiny). At first I was perplexed because the book's metadata said it was a historical romance (it's neither historical nor romance), but the heroine's voice felt strongly YA (it's not).

I stuck it out, though, because once the pastel-wearing, blonde-ponytailed, tan-legged heroine (did I mention she thinks of her appearance? a lot?) gets to Ireland, various creatures start trying to kill her and don't stop till the end. Um, I don't mean that I kept reading in hopes that the heroine would be killed, but rather because the creepy bad guys added an enjoyable amount of danger to the story.

The setting was richly detailed and vibrant. Loved the setting.

As for the ending, it didn't end. It just stopped. I might read the next one in the series, if only to find out what's in the dark, brooding alpha-male's past.

Despite this book's drawbacks, I admit I did finish it in two days. So there you go.
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