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'My philosophy is pretty simple: any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately.' MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that only breaks down 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 ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575108495
  • 9780575108493
  • 27,734

About Karen Marie Moning

Karen Marie Moning is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels, including the Rita-award winning Highlander novels and the internationally bestselling urban fantasy Fever series. Her books have been published in 21 languages, and her events draw fans from all over the world.show more

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MacKayla, spoilt southern girl who wears pink and lives at home, has her whole world turned upside down when her only sister Alina is mysteriously killed while off studying in Ireland. The case seems to be shelved and MacKayla flies over to Ireland (after replacing her phone she dropped in the pool and discovering frantic messages left for her by her sister in her final hours) to put pressure on the police to continue looking for the murderer. What she find in Ireland changes her and her outlook on life for good. All those fantasy creatures that she and her sister laughed about are real and she can see them. Enter Jericho Barrons... tall, dark, handsome and otherworldly. MacKayla now knows that she is a sidhe-seer just like her sister and her parents aren't really her real parents. Barrons teaches her to fight and helps her piece together the pieces to solve her sister's case, so what if his methods are harsh and he makes her act as his personal OOPS (Objectives of Power) detector in return. Having read all five of the books, I just had to come back and edit my review. I started the series a bit slowly but my love for the series grew with each book that I read. I now love this series and can't wait for the 6th book to come out!!! I highly recommend the Fever Series!!show more
by Tracy Lawton
Reviewed for BookGeeks MacKayla (Mac) Lane is 22 years old and has a good life in Ashford, Georgia. Living with her parents, she has a job in a bar and studies part-time. She rarely faces more difficult decisions than what to wear today, and what colour her nails should be, with her biggest worry being that her favourite colour will be discontinued. That all changes when she receives word that her sister Alina has been murdered in Dublin, where she had been studying in Trinity College. Devastated and heartbroken Mac travels to Ireland to find out what exactly happened to her sister, and who killed her since it seems that the local police is not getting anywhere with the investigation. As soon as Mac arrives in Dublin her live changes. She finds that she is seeing monsters around her; monsters that other people don't seem to be able to see. And it isn't long before she discovers that she isn't what or who she thought she was either. Mac finds herself in a world where the Fae are mixing with humans, using them before killing them. And Mac is a Sidhe-seer, one of only a few who can see and recognize the Fae for what they are. A voicemail message Alina left her, sends Mac searching for something called the Sinsar Dubh, although she has no idea what it is or why she is looking for it. When she meets Jericho Barrons they are at odds with each other from the start. But it soon becomes apparent that if Mac wants to find her answers and to stay alive she will need Barrons. And, it turns out that Mac has certain powers that are very useful for Barrons too. But with the Fae slowly invading Dublin and taking whole parts of the city literally off the map, Barrons and Mac are in constant danger. In many ways this is yet another addition to the paranormal fiction that seems to be flooding the market at the moment. We have a heroine who is, on the surface, completely unsuited to the task she has been set, forced to work together with a dangerous and potentially untrustworthy ally who also happens to be attractive. Throw in opponents who are not from this world and can appear both monstrous and gorgeous but are deadly in both guises and you can't help feeling that you've been there before. However, this is also a very enjoyable read. Mac is a mostly interesting main character and it's nice to see her growing into something more than the super visual girl she starts of as. For me personally the fact that the story is set in Dublin added a lot to the attraction because I know the places the story was taking place in. At times the contrast between Mac's innocence and Barrons' selfish cynicism seemed a bit too much like a stereotype to me, but overall I got hooked into the story and found myself compulsively turning the pages, wanting to find out what would happen next. And books that come with sentences like: "I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. (...) My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with" can't be all bad. I've got a feeling that I will probably read the sequels to this book, if only to find out where else in Ireland this story will take Mac and the reader.show more
by Marleen Kennedy
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