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)
I had high hopes for the book based on the description but it was a disappointment. The main character is an annoying caricature of a modern day southern belle which is less believable than the existence of the supernatural faeries in the story. I think I was tired of her by about the 3rd time she described her wardrobe, her underwear, or her make-up... unfortunately those sorts of passages continue throughout the book. I honestly could careless if she was wearing a matching pair of peach panties when she went to bed. To call her personality annoying would be putting it mildly.
The ending is completely unsatisfying - it neither solves the mystery nor ends on a cliffhanger that leaves me wanting to know more.
One positive thing I can say is that the narrator did a good job.
This book is the first of in a series, MacKayla Lane gets a call that her sister is was murdered and goes to Ireland to find out who did it where she meets Jerricho Barons and... well read for a mystery, paranormal,chemisty, fairies, twisits and much more! As it is a series of 5 books (if I remember right and only two published as now) if you want that "traditional romance" you may want to look else where, this book sets up much of the story. But if you just want a really really great read, one that you will can't wait till the next installment, this is the book! Oh the next installment is the Bloodfever which is just as good, but the one after that isnt due out until September. I am counting the days. All in all, I totally recommend ALL Karen Monings books. They are all my favorite!
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
I actually got very bored with the book, I only got it because of the 3 books for 2 credits, and I'm totally surprised because her highlander series and the new Dani O'Malley series are fantastic and this was very lack luster. I'm kinda shocked on how bad it was, not sure of it was totally the narrator, but she didn't help any ( I actually lived in the south for 6 years and YOUNG Sothern Belles did not sound like that) I'll eventually get through the other 2 books because it took up my credits....but if it doesn't pick up...I'll be disappointed.
Very imaginative and interesting however I would have liked to see more passion. I also do not like the writer addressing the reader in her book. I feel it takes something away from the story.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
I thought I could make it through the first 3 books and then be rewarded with a new narrator for the rest of the series. I was wrong. Joyce Bean does an over-the-top southern accent, it sounds so forced that it is hard to listen to. Her voice is also way too old sounding for the young 20 something girl. And the Irish accents!!! Blech, blech, blech...
I read the reviews of how good the book is and I am looking hard for a new series to start but I cannot get past her old sounding voice with the fake southern accent.
Here are my favorite authors/series. If anyone has any good audiobook suggestions please contact me and let me know.
J. Frost - night huntress
C. Harris - sookie stackhouse
M.harper - Jane Jameson & naked werewolf series
R. Caine - morganville vampires
R. Vincent - soul screamers
J. Lindsay - dexter
S. Collins - hunger games
Jk Rowling - Harry potter
S. Meyer - twilight
V. Roth - divergent
Books I have tried but cannot make it past the narrators are
F. Hunter - Jane yellowrock
This book obviously, I'll have to research more to write down.
If anyone can suggest a good book/series with a good narrator as well please let me know.
Lisalove00 @ hotmail . Cōm.
I like YA and paranormal romance
I love series books but the narrator sounded like she was 50 instead of a 20-something year old. And the main character was so dopey, and the story kept repeating the character's angst, it just became annoying. I did not buy the next book.
Someone that sounded younger
Yes left me hanging, finally got intersting at the end.
Very addictive story!
The Immortal Highlander. It has action with unusual romance pairing with sizzle.
Scenes where Barrons and Mac interact, especially the last chapter which left you wanting so much more from these two characters.
Both. Mac's thoughts about her sister were very emotional.
I loved the change in the voice of the narrator as the character changed. It made me feel like I was actually standing there watching the scene play out..
Say something about yourself!
Bought on Audible
What I Loved: This is going to sound odd but this book was nothing like I expected. The story is interestingly twisty and while I could understand what was going on, I never could get ahead of the story. I really enjoyed that aspect of not knowing was coming. Mac is a strong female lead but not overbearingly so. She makes mistakes, she is scared, and she seems very much like a 22 yr old thrown into a situation that she had very little control over. At first when she was described as a 22 yr old barbie looking type of gal, I was set to hate her. By midway through the book, I was rooting for her.
What I Liked: Mac and Jericho's very complicated sarcastic relationship. Jericho is still a character that I am warming up too as I can't quite figure out exactly how he fits in with everything. I don't know if I trust him or not. That being said he was great to read. Vlane wasn't in the story enough but his effect on Mac was astonishing *blush*.
Complaints: None that I won't address in the Audio Review
Audio specific review: The narrator took some getting used too. She made Mac sound older and Jericho sound very grouchy. As I got used to her reading though, I noticed that the pacing was fantastic and the nuances were dead on. So stick with it past the first couple of chapters, you will get used to the voice and tone she uses.
Why I gave it a 4: I would listen/read this book again. This is a great launch to the series and can't wait to read the next one.
Who I would recommend it too: This is an Urban Fantasy novel through and through. There isn't an HEA but you kind of get the idea that someone that has been introduced might be her HEA. I think PNR readers will like it too because of the paranormal aspect.
3 + 1/2---It's a great one
The closest I can get is Discovery of Witches. Some mystery, some syfi and some romance all in one package.
The reader was excellent
Not at first, but that is exactly what I ended up doing all night long....Work the next day was ummm interesting, then I started on the next book in the series.couldn't make all nighters two days in a row but I wanted to.
So when is the next one out? And we could all use some more Dani...
I read the book version and enjoyed the audio versions of books 4 and 5, but this narrator sounds way too old to portray a 22 year old. It's distracting. She's not a bad reader, but not suited to this book--miscast.
This book actually isn't a romance, but a paranormal thriller/mystery. I guess because Moning's previous work were romances, the Fever series got lumped in with that category.
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