I try not to write comparisons or specifically name the books in which I am comparing, but I must!
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is far more brilliant than the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell Hamilton. Hamilton totally flat-out does it for me. I really can’t stand the Gentry series ( at least not the first time around ). The Fever series has me on edge with anticipation and pleasantly surprises me with hilarious moments. Ha!
This Fae book is wonderful. I really can’t get enough of these books, and I look forward to rereading the series.
The relationship between Mac and Barrons and Mac and V’lane is pretty intense.
Mac is a really fun and uplifting character. Taken from a world of beebopping ponytails and matching pedicures, Mac finds herself in an unknown and insanely complicated world. I find her intriguing and spectacular. If you are in need of a book that has a remarkable heroine with a kick ass attitude with a side of pretty, this is your girl!
I hate being a fish out of water, and not only was I flopping around on the beach, I was a minnow among sharks.
Barrons is sexy. I’ve always loved big, strong, dominant men that are difficult and strange. Not being able to figure out a character, or not having the entire depth of a character sprawled out on a table for you to see during the beginning of the series is a refreshing taste of woohooness! Mac isn’t sure where he stands on the board of bad vs good guys, but he keeps saving her life. As obnoxious as he is, his actions speak louder than words.
Beneath the expensive clothes, unplaceable accent, and cultured veneer, there’s something that never crawled all the way out of the swamp. It didn’t want to. It likes it there.
V’lane is wonderful. He’s still not quite sure how to interract with Mac or humans at all, actually. It will be fun to watch the progression with his character. Being able to alter everything Mac holds true, he can give her anything she desires. Not much could compete with such an amazing dream.
Over the course of my many encounters with V’lane, I would attempt repeatedly to describe him in my journal. I would use words like: terrifying, beautiful, godlike, possessing inhuman sexuality, deadly eroticism. I would call him lethal, I would call him irresistible, I would curse him. I would lust for him. I would call his eyes windows to a shining heaven, I would call them the gates to Hell.
There are many bad guys in this book, which really makes things interesting. I like that the book has depth. A lot of books will have one focus. One bad guy. One force coming to get you. This book has multiple sides and uncertain alliances.
Malluce is one of the bad guys in this book. Insane much? I did not like his character at first. But he turned into a force to be reckoned with. That’s not too much of a spoiler!
So, what was I dealing with? Sociopath or hair-trigger? Neither boded well for me. I might be able to manipulate a hair-trigger. I wasn’t sure anyone could survive a sociopath.
There is torture and there is psychological torture. Malluce was a master of both.
Stealing artifacts. Gaining powers. Losing powers. Meeting Dani. This book really opens up this series.As always, Mac is searching for the Dark Book.
The unusual rivalry between Barrons and V’lane leaves Mac wondering what more there is to Barrons. Who is he? There is a jealousy towards V’lane that sets off Barrons temper. I would like to make some guesses as to their relationship, but I will keep those to myself and let you know if I was right after I am done reading the series!
One thing I enjoy about this series so far, is it is not surrounded with sex. Don’t get me wrong, I love sex triangles. I hope the next book has more tension in it. So far, the books are fantastic and more adventurous than others that I have read recently.
I recommend this book to anyone in need of a strange peak into an alternative reality. Looking for fun characters? Yes! I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults. Mild sexual content. Moderate violence and thankfully a few extremely descriptive gruesome gooiness.
Now, I’m off to the next book!
Happy reading woo hoo!