Blurb (from Goodreads):I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . .
In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is book 2 in the ‘Fever’ series, and kicks off where the first book left off.
Mac is recovering from the beating she took at the end of Darkfever, and now she has even more problems. The detective covering her sister’s case has been murdered, and now another police detective is watching her every move, her father is desperate to get her home safely, possibly desperate enough to even chase her to Dublin, and it seems that the unseelies (in particular the shades) are still very much out to get her. Then there’s the grim reaper who appears to be following her (although no one else seems to be able to see him), as well as the matter of the person who murdered her sister still at large.
As it stands she’s still being used as Barron’s very own OOP (object of power) detector, and whilst she is currently taking the spear everywhere with her, still has no idea where the Sinsar Dubh is. She’s also still got the strange old woman seer to deal with, the worry of what really happened to the vampire Malluce, and Barrons to figure out on top of it all!
Just how many people are looking for the Sinsar Dubh though? How far will they go to get it? And will she ever get revenge on her sister’s murderer?
I enjoyed this book, although it did seem very slow in places, but then fast-paced in others, which was a little irritaring. Thankfully the last 20% of this book saved it for me!
Mac was her same sweet southern self, even after all she’d been through, and Barrons continued to be a bit of an enigma. There were plenty of nasties about, and some seriously disgusting choices that Mac had to make in order to stay alive. There were also some intruiging events right at the end which make me curious to see what lies in store for Mac in the next book.
7.5 out of 10.