Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #3
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub. Date: 2008
Genre: Paranormal/Romance/Mystery/Dark Fantasy
From Goodreads: 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.
My Ramblings and Reveries: After Mac’s encounter with the Lord Master, she decides to learn how to defend herself against Voice (what the Lord Master uses to control people). Barrons, in all his mysteriousness, agrees to help her. Although his help is more like bullying but I guess “pot-A-to, pot-Ah-to.” On top of that, Mac also has to deal with the other sidhe-seers attacking her, the rivalry between Vlane and Barrons, and the murders caused by the Sinsar Dubh.
Grrrr! I want to know what Barrons is- the mystery deepens in this installment. Mac learns more about Barrons and his past, but it only raises more questions that he is unwilling to answer. Mac also starts spending more time with Vlane, much to Barrons dismay. During one of their meetings, Vlane tells Mac about the Lord Master (his history). Almost every time Mac is with Vlane, Barrons appears with no warning whatsoever. Then he storms off upset about something (hmm, I wonder).
This book was soooooo good. And the end- what a cliffhanger! But I guess I should have seen it coming since the previous Fever books have had cliffhangers. This one, though, was especially brutal. What I disliked: I found some of the scenes with the other sidhe-seers annoying. Personally, they seem to be completely unhelpful to Mac and her quest. I don’t trust them. This isn’t my favorite of the Fever books but I still love it. I give it 4 Kisses 🙂
AND now for those of you who read the book, highlight the area below (Warning: spoilers):
AHHH! I don’t know what to think anymore. I thought I was completely team Barrons but then he practically abuses Mac during the Voice lessons. What’s with that? Every time he did that I became sooooo angry with him and was shocked! I thought he liked her (not showing it but deep down in side). And then Vlane comes in and is helpful, sexy, and patient with Mac and doesn’t force her to do anything. It’s just so frustrating. (at least I own Dreamfever now so as soon as break starts-2 weeks, I can read it!) That ending!!!!!!!! This is what was running through my head at the very very end: “WHAT?!?!?!? NOOOOO! NO NO NO NO NO !! Where’s Barrons? Where’s Vlane?”
It was almost too much- in terms cliffhanger endings.
A really good music video (Barrons in this video is how I pictured him):