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When MacKayla's sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death, a cryptic message on Mac's cel phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Mac is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master 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, mysteriou Jericho...while at the same time, the ruthless V'lane - an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women - closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear: to 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 both worlds in their hands.
I went into this book expecting to possibly die of swoons, sexy times and badass battle scenes, but right now I kind of just want to push every character in this book off a cliff. And if I’m lucky, there will be a mob of angry Aimee clones there with pitchforks right at the bottom.
You’re probably thinking, Hey, the characters can’t be that bad! Maybe they aren’t. Okay, I’m kidding. They totally are. At least, they are in my book.
Ladies and gents, I present to you, MacKayla Lane:
No, I’m serious. I am fucking baffled as to why she keeps claiming not to be a Barbie (meaning your typical blond
and very pink idiot) when she honestly is one. This woman is a complete asshole who lacks any sort of common sense. I mean, she basically walks towards danger. Who does that? She’s also incredibly vain, shallow and ignorant, never forgetting to mention how pretty she is and how she can “never pull off ugly.”
Then we have Jerricho Barons. He’s basically Christian Grey… minus the excessive love for BDSM. This douchebag is manipulative, abusive, and also has the same personality as a cardboard box. Okay, I lied. A cardboard box would have much more personality than him.
On the other side of the spectrum, we have V’lane, a Fae who basically kills people by making them want sex so bad it makes them go crazy. (Yes, even Mac. Surprise, surprise!) So, he’s also abusive and talks like he owns the Earth and everyone in it. Not attractive. At all.
Also, every single guy Mac meets in this book is apparently hot/sexy/attractive/buff/cute/dresses nicely. Where are the regular people? Where are the unattractive ones? WHAT UNIVERSE DOES MACKAYLA LANE LIVE IN?!
Another little qualm of mine: How the heck is this book listed as a romance novel? Where is the actual romance?! Someone please shove it in my face because I really, really can’t see it. We only see hints of a blossoming “attraction” and basically no other swoony feelings whatsoever. I can’t even say that Mac and Barrons are friends, let alone anything more
Rage-inducing things aside, this book definitely had a lot of potential. Moning definitely didn’t shy away from writing graphic descriptions (and we all know I’m a huge fan of that) and creating such odd creatures. My eyes widened every time Mac encountered a creepy new Fae.
Oh but wait! I have another complaint! The ending managed to be predictable and random both at the same time. The actual “bam” moment turned out to be a “meh” one. As a bonus, we got Mac suddenly turning into a killing machine without any past training! Hooray.
I’m a masochist I’ve been told that this series gets better, however, I’m still going to read the sequels. Eventually.