Narrator: Joyce Bean
Series: Fever Series #1
Published by Brilliance Audio on August 28, 2007
Genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours 57 minutes
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….
My Review (2/21/13):
I heard all sorts of good things about this series long before I started it, and I’m at no loss as to why. While this book suffers from the first-book syndrome (slow starter to develop characters and world), it promises to develop into a really great series.
Mac is my favorite kind of heroine – seemingly hopelessly flawed and confused, yet deep down strong, brave, and good. I love that this book is told exclusively from her point of view, too. Her confusion keeps you guessing the entire time; you’re as in the dark as she is. Jericho Barrons is a wonderful character as well. He’s so mysterious and, at least through Mac’s eyes, you really don’t know what to think about him. The same is true for V’lane – the Death by Sex Fae (I love the names she gives to the Fae, BTW). It’s torture trying to figure out who to trust, and more importantly, who not to trust.
Overall really great and can’t wait for the next one. I’m not sure if my review would perhaps be 5 stars if I hadn’t made the mistake of reading the first several chapters on audio book. I can’t stress how much the horrible narration threatened to ruin an otherwise really good book. Barrons – who I had heard about long before I started the book – seemed like a weak old man because of the narrators voice for him. I cannot stress this point enough – if you’re going to read this book, do not buy the audio version. Joyce Bean’s accents are just atrocious.