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.
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"It's a compelling world filled with mystery and vivid characters, and this, combined with the hint of sparks between Jericho and Mac, will stoke readers' fervor." (Publishers Weekly)
"Joyce Bean captures the beauty, fear, and otherworldliness of Moning's characters." (AudioFile)
Bona Fide Reflections
MacKayla (Mac) Lane’s protected, southern life is going well. She is holding down the fort at her house where she lives with her parents. The Lane family's lives are irrevocably changed when Mac receives a call that her sister, Alina, has been murdered in Ireland where she has been attending Trinity University in Dublin. There is one clue that is left behind by Alina. She leaves cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone alluding to the fact that Alina was caught up in a quagmire of trouble.
Mac decides to travel to Ireland on a crusade to find of answers. There Mac is caught up in the scary, elusive world of the Fae. Her Southern Belle reality makes a huge paradigm shift when she realizes she has a peculiar power that allows her to see the Fae's real face through the glamor they project to assimilate into the human world.
As Mac gets further entrenched into the mystery of her sister’s demise, she meets the mysterious Jericho Barrones. Barrones and Mac come to an uneasy alliance in the quest to search for Fae objects of power, one of which was specifically mentioned (the Sinsar Dubh) by Alina in the last voice mail message she left on Mac's phone before she died. The Sinsar Dubh is a very dark, evil book which was created by the Unseelie King.
This book was an absolute joy to listen to. Joyce Bean gives a wonderful performance while Moning builds a bridge between the reader and Mac through her writing by eliciting the feeling that the listener is the one and only confidant Mac feels safe enough to confide all of her secrets, insecurities, epiphanies, and emotions to as she is lead into a very dark, scary, unfamiliar world. Hold on tight as you are sucked into Mac's world! This story will amaze and titalate while emotions you never thought a book could could call forth swamp your imagination.
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I use audiobooks to keep myself awake on my 40 min drive to work. If I start dozing, the book gets ditched. I am not a re-reader of books. In order to get a rating of 5 on "story" a novel needs to be engaging and be novel-study worthy (unless it is so entertaining, I listen to it again). I don't review books that I don't finish.
May as well been a chapter long for all the ground that was covered. Author didn't seem to have a filter for editing the excessive babble drooling from the mind of her main character. I'm going back to Bones and Cat and Mercy Thompson!
Just what I need. Another series that I have to buy. At first I was really put off by the narrator with her uneven Southern accent and too old voice for a 22 year old woman. But I kept listening and I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed the story, the writing and I even got used to the narrator, although I agree with some of the other reviewers who commented on her vocal qualities or lack thereof.
I really like the main character---I love all the attention to her clothes and personal grooming! Those things are de rigeur in these types of books! They ground a character so we can relate to her as she moves through an alternate world.
I'm going now to buy the next books in this series. Thanks alot. Just what I need. Another series to get hooked on!
The lead character is a near plagiaristic, knock-off of Sookie Stackhouse's traits. Incredibly disappointing story line and narrator, topped only by exceptionally poor writing skills! Will not be listening to the remainder of this series.
When I first started listening to this book I was fairly sure I would stop listening at the first book. The writing was overly flowery and irritated me. But by the time I reached the end of the first book I was additcted. On finishing each book I raced to the computer to get the next one! The writing improves over the course of the series. Audible has a different narrator for the fourth book. I liked both narrators - they did a great job.
I almost skipped this audiobook because of a reviewer that suggested it should have been in the romance section. Overall, though, the book got good reviews. I decided to give it a try. Fortunately, there are only a few ridiculous sex/passion scenes to wade through. I really dislike the cover of the book because it fits right in with a romance novel. That said, I liked this story and it feels like it's the setup for even better things to come. I agree that the main character, Mac, is shallow but I thought it was a caricature of a dingy blonde and that it was really funny (I'm a blonde that can be dingy at times too!). I thought she was making fun of herself. I was actually impressed at the variety of accents that the narrator played. I agree that the main male character was kind of craggy. I also agree that Mac's voice was a bit too mature for the character as written. But I still liked the skill that the narrator showed in moving between those voices. I was always able to tell who was who. I hope the next book skips the goofy passion/sex scenes but I have the feeling I'll have to deal with a few (and I'm no prude). As long as it doesn't take over the book, I'll continue with the series.
Half of this book was a woman's porno story - not worth the money or the time. every time i was getting interested in the plot, the author would switch to talking about some outfit the heroine was wearing or start talkiing about the heroine taking her clothes off and feeling herself.
Rediculous book. If I wanted porno, I would buy a movie. Stupid book
This was enjoyable fantasy with engaging characters. But, be warned--the sequels get very, very graphic and sexually explicit. Far too explicit for my taste. Far too gruesome. I still get a little queasy just remembering it.
I bought this series of books because I was going on a long flight. I didn't think I'd like them all that much. But I was wrong. They are a bit reminiscent of the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon but they have quite their own charm. The tension between the two main characters is delicious and I stayed up a few nights longer than I should have to get to a "stopping" point. (there weren't many) I read all five right in a row and honestly wanted more. The addition of the male narrator in later books didn't add to the story but weren't a big distraction either. Well done Ms. Moning. I enjoyed all five thoroughly.
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