by Karen Marie Moning
Pages: 384-US Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: October 1, 2006
My Rating: 5/5
Book Summary: 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… --goodreads.com
This book has been sitting on my shelf for quite some time now, but i always seemed to skim it over when looking to find something to read in my never ending pile of TBR. Why? Not quite sure really. The synopsis alone is intriguing and sounds like the type of book right up my alley, hence why i purchased it. Maybe it's the fact that it's an adult urban fantasy and i'm only just recently starting to really get into these types of stories...
Well my regrets start here. My regret of TAKING SO FREAKING LONG! I could give myself a good smack upside the head. This book was SO GREAT. SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GREAT. It's one of the first fae books that i have truly and thoroughly enjoyed. The way Karen Marie Moning made the world of the fae out to be was so downright original and creepy, i loved it!
The main character Mac was one i actually rather enjoyed, she was tough as nails and held her ground while still holding on to that barbie-girl side to her. It really appealed to my all things sparkly and pink loving part. As for Barrons, the sexy, elusive main male character... well, let's just say i look very, very forward to seeing more of him. Much, much more of him if you catch my drift. I also wouldn't mind seeing more of V'lane in the rest of the series either. Holy crap, talk about some steamy scenes.
If the fact that i've already planned to head to Barnes and Noble tomorrow, to pick up installment number 2, Bloodfever, doesn't say how much i loved this story... then i don't know what will.