November 2006, Delacorte
304 pgs., Hardback
First in Fever Series
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….
I wanted to be in love with this book, but I just wasn’t. I liked it and I’ll probably read the rest of the series, but I wasn’t in love with this book. The characters were great, but the plot was boring it wasn’t until the end action really began.
I liked Mac, even through all of her naiveté. She was bright, courageous, and loved her sister. She was relatable and I really liked her.
Barrons is a jerk and only tells Mac what he thinks she needs to know, but at the end of the day he’s there for her no matter what. He simply thinks his word should be obeyed with cause and Mac is too strong to allow this. I could easily fall head over heels for him if he’d start letting her be a partner and I think he shall now that he knows what she can do.
Now to the boring plot, it was repetitive in the stealing of the artifacts. She didn’t engage with any of the fae except for the sex one. It was like a backstory to her becoming a sidhe-seer until the ending of the book.
I truly believe now that we have the backstory done the rest of the series will be enjoyable and not boring, but sadly this one wasn’t.