Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication: October, 2006
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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….
It's great!First Sentence:
"My philosophy is pretty simple -- any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book."
Going to Ireland to investigate the death of her sister, Mac stumbles into the world of the Sidhe. Trying to dig up information about her sister, she realizes that she is seeing things that apparently no one else can see. Creatures that appear human at first, but with a second glance appear gruesome and cunning to the humans they are luring to their death.
When Mac accidentally finds herself in the protection of Jericho Barrons, she learned that the creatures, the Unseelie, are from a different world altogether. Somehow they're getting in, and it's between Mac's resistance to believe Barrons and his insistance that she is more powerful than she believes that will truly be power against the Sidhe. Then, Mac discovers sister somehow ties into everything, and the lines become crystal clear...
This book was, although slow at the beginning, definitely a fast-paced read. There are twists around every chapter and Mac learns exactly what she is is up against. Then there's Barrons, handsome and mysterious know-it-all. He's a one-man army against a mass of Sidhe, and Mac is just trying to find out what happened to her sister when circumstances bring them together to defeat a common threat.
- A different look-see into the world of the Sidhe (Fae).
- Mac went from pansy-pink-princess to kick- !@#$%^&* faerie fighter!
- What. Is. Barrons.
- And why is he so hot?
"'You dropped 30 feet in that warehouse. You should have broken something. What are you?' 'A man with a rope.'"
"'Woman, you are a thousand kinds of fool.'"
"'There are really only two options one can take toward anything in life: hope or fear. Hope strengthens, fear kills.'"The Fever Series
1- Darkfever [October 2006]
2- Bloodfever [October 2007]
3- Faefever [September 2008]
4- Dreamfever [August 2009]
5- Shadowfever [January 2011]
Graphic Novel: Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha [July 2012]