Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: #3, (DarkFever, BloodFever)
Published: September 16th 2008 by Delacorte Press
Description: 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.…
I Give This ...
This series can sometimes get a little intense at parts. This one was no exception. The entire ending left me reeling from what happened. I can not imagine were this story goes next.
I think Mac really comes into her own in this book. She refused to be pushed around. She lays down rules when it comes to both Jericho and V'lane. I think they both begin to respect those boundaries because they are starting to see what she is capable of. Every book her character has progressed past the spoiled young adult she once was. She seems to be making more decisions with actual thought behind them without rushing forward. She wants to get to the bottom of this problem faster than she is, but she's being more careful.
I still want to know what Barrons is. I think I have an idea, but I'm not entirely sure. What ever it is, he has an incredible draw to him that I can feel through the pages. I like V'lane too, but he's lost some of his edge he had in the beginning. His interactions with Mac make me think he's infatuated with her and I didn't think that was possible.
I also learned a lot about the Fae world in this installment. Funny how you can read different books concerning the same world and how they can be similar and yet not. I liked learning about the Dark Book and the song of creation. The courts and how they are structures was fascinating. And the ending...I can't even begin to describe what was going through my head then. Sometimes it felt like it was too much, but at the same time it was important to show how these Fae differed from the ones Mac had been interacting with.
I can't wait to read the next one!