by Karen Marie Moning
I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . .
In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.
For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
I was finally able to finish this book! It's not for lack of the book being good - because it is VERY good! It's just super easy for me to get distracted by the television or other books or the internet.
In this second installment of the Fever series by Moning, we have more answers, but far more questions. Mac is living at the bookstore with Barrons (forced proximity is my catnip - add a bookstore to the mix and I'm over the moon!!!!) trying to hone her skills to become a better OOP detector. Barrons is as enigmatic as ever. Lots of stuff happens: Mac's father comes to get her, only to be magically persuaded by Barrons to leave without her; V'lane saves Mac only to place her in Faeryland giving her an illusion of spending time with her sister (this was a really sad and touching scene -for sure); and Mac and Barrons...well, let's just say a side of their "relationship" that we haven't really seen starts getting more uncovered, which is awesome!
I really crave sexy times for Barrons and Mac, but there is so much more to the story that it helps with the cravings...a little. If anything those little moments where Barrons shows he cares about Mac in more than the OOP sense is what does me in. Barrons is a jerk - except that I kinda want to hug him most of the time.
Mac learns more about her sidhe-seer bloodline and finds a couple of might-be friends: a young sidhe-seer who seems as tough and lonely as Mac and a guy named Christian - we don't know much about him except that he seems to know A LOT about Mac. I can't wait to read the next book!