Published September 2008 by Delacorte Press
Narrated by Joyce Bean | Brilliance Audio
327 pages | 9:46:50 duration
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Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Series: 1. Darkfever 2. Bloodfever 3. Faefever* 4. Dreamfever 5. Shadowfever
Challenge: All Series, All Summer
Rating: Liked It
He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too.When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.
Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.
As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…(Source: Goodreads)
Mac is really coming into her own in this book. Pushing herself and finding out more about who she is and what she can do, but she refuses to give up on Pink Mac. Barrons is really keeping his distance after the very intimate saving of Mac’s life in Bloodfever. This has Mac going out more on her own dealing with the Grand Mistress of the seers, Dani and V’lane. She is finding her own ways to protect herself. But it also has Mac stirring a bit about how she feels about Barrons. There is an interesting scene where Mac gives him a birthday cake. His reaction is quite severe, but I could see cracks in his veneer. Needless to say the man has some serious baggage. I prayed that Mac would see it too and not react in her usual defensive manner. It was obvious that he wanted the sweet, tender scene to end so he wouldn’t have to come clean or deal with it. And of course the walls went back up for them both. Everything in this tale is leading up to Halloween. Will the wards fall and the Unseelie come strolling through? This is what they are trying to figure out how to stop. The end of this book will leave you on the edge of your seat with high-impact action and a humongous cliffhanger. *dangling*
I’m so glad that I started this series by reading the books. I’m not sure if Joyce Bean is the narrator for the whole series or not. Joyce’s version of Mac is not what I picture at all. She sounds like a southern grandma, though her pacing and inflection is done well. But she did do a great job with the Irish accents of the men and the otherworldly voice of V’lane. I would only suggest the audiobook for those of you that want to continue a series that you already love.
Saving the world from the fae and cracking the hard nut that is Barrons can’t happen quick enough.