Genre: urban fantasy
The Story: Sequel to Moning's "Darkfever" and can I just say, I love these books. Anyhow, this picks up a week after "Darkfever" and follows right along nicely. MacKayla Lane is a rare sidhe-seer, a woman who can see past through the magic of the Fae. Unexpected turns of events have brought her to Ireland, following the trail of her murdered sister. Her only ally has been the ever so mysterious and inarguably dangerous Jericho Barrons. Mac and Barrons share a common goal--find the legendary book that her sister most likely died for. But what started out as a quest for revenge is slowly turning into a fight to save the world. In this installment of the story, Mac falls deeper into the paranormal world, going well past the point of no return. Tensions rise between her and Barrons, and some new players enter the field.
My Thoughts: This book was just as riveting as the first one. To be honest, the suspense is killing me and I'm not sure how I'll make it 'til the next release. What makes these books so good--besides the likable characters, sexy undertones, and twists of magic--is what makes Moning's other series, however likable, a little dissappointing. The Highlander books always feel underdeveloped to me, the relationships rushed. In the Fever books there's a wealth of characterization and so much tension that it's hard to stop reading. If you thought the UST in Darkfever was tasty, you'll love this. Who knew Barrons could get so jealous? I also love the pace at which the plot is unfolding. With every mysterious solved there's three more secrets lurking in the shadows. What is stashed away underneath the garage? And just how long have Barrons and Fiona known each other?