I was raised to be a lady by my mother, too, my very proper Asian mother who is as stringent and astringent on proper behavior as much as a Southern mom. I would die before I use bad language before my mother. Behind her back, I curse like a fucking sailor. I use language that would make the most hardened soul blush.
Stupid little Mac with her "petunias" and her "fudge-buckets" and her multitude of platitudes for curses. Fuck you. You're an adult. Act like it. That's actually an accurate stereotype and a stupid statement to make because throughout the book, you act exactly like a brainless Barbie the majority of the time.
I admire her initiative, she's out to solve her sister's murder. I get that, I sympathize, I absolutely do. I have a sister of my own, a little sister; I would jump through hellfire for her. I understand Mac's anger, her need for closure, and to an extent, her grief. Put me out of my misery! At least when you were terminal you knew the pain was going to end eventually.
But there was no light at the end of my tunnel. Grief was going to devour me, day into night, night into day, and although I might feel like I was dying from it, might even wish I was, I never would. You can bet your petunia ass that I would damn well investigate my sister's mysterious death, if she were to die.
About thirty, six foot two or three, he had dark hair, golden skin, and dark eyes.
His features were strong, chiseled. He wasn't handsome. That was too calm a word. He was intensely masculine. He was sexual. He attracted. There was an omnipresent carnality about him, in his dark eyes, in his full mouth, in the way he stood.
You know who else is considered hot? Serial killers like Richard Ramirez and Jeffrey Dahmer. And as for stalkery behavior, he's got Edward Cullen beat. And Mr. Sparkles is less of an asshat. Nor am I accustomed to bartering with a woman," he said finally. I know there's a lot of people out there who find Jericho attractive; I can't comprehend it.
He is larger-than-life, true, he has a magnetic presence, true. But I am the type who likes a gentleman, a gentle man, Jericho is not.
There is rarely a moment of softness with him. He is the alpha male of alpha males. You know those monsters that jump out of a haunted house and goes BOO? That's Jericho. He constantly jumps close to Mac and scares the shit out of her. It gets old. Condescension, intimidation, and fear are tactics of interrogation, not seduction. I do not find him remotely romantic, it does not get my panties wet. Nope nope nope. Characters aside, this was a very well-written book.
The description of the dark, damp, dreary environment of Ireland I did love the incorporation of Celtic myth, of the portrayal of the fae. They are not fairies, as initially believed by Mac. They are horrendous, rotting, foul creatures. Outwardly beautiful, like the spectacular Legolas V'lane, they are inwardly manipulative, and disgustingly sexually abusive.
They literally suck the life out of a person, stealing their outward beauty and inner spirit.
I loved the portrayal of the dark side, the horrifying side, of the world of fae. It is a complete from the wonderfully bright and beautiful world of fairies about which I have read in the past.
Reluctantly recommended by me. View all 84 comments. Jan 24, Jeaniene Frost rated it it was amazing. Rating is for the entire Fever series.
Fast-paced and action packed, I plowed through all five books in a week. View all 45 comments. Totally addicting, could not put it down!
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View all 4 comments. Having now finished this book that came so highly recommended, I have to admit that what I feel mostly is indifference. I wanted to love it, but I didn't. That being said, I didn't dislike it either. The problem was that I just didn't care a whole lot one way or the other. The story is about a young woman, MacKayla, that goes to Ireland to play detective after the death of her sister. In no time, she's uncovered a whole new reality, full of supernatural beings that she had only thought existed in Having now finished this book that came so highly recommended, I have to admit that what I feel mostly is indifference.
In no time, she's uncovered a whole new reality, full of supernatural beings that she had only thought existed in fairytales. The more clues she unearths, the more she begins to wonder if she's following in her sister's footsteps. Along the way, she partners up with Jericho, who is looking for the same ancient book that MacKayla is. The sexual tension is off the charts between these two. However, MacKayla doesn't know if she can really trust him or not.
I would have liked more romance, but it just wasn't that type of book. It is the first book in a series, so that may change as the series progresses. Although the story was just kind of "okay" for me, I did think that the narration was done well.
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. That doesn't stop her from leaving when he's gone and going off on her own though, getting into trouble. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business! Feb 10, Shannon rated it it was ok Shelves: owned , hated-this-book , forgot-to-drink-the-kool-aid , , color-red , fairies , vampires , urban-fantasy , dumb-female-characters , hate-this-series. It is one continuous story. Sure, love can heal all wounds, but can it break a two-thousand-year-old curse? After learning about her sister's death Mac travels to Ireland in hopes of finding her sister's murderer when the local police close the case.
So often when I listen to audiobooks, the narrators butcher a southern accent. Often times, it ruins the entire story for me as I want to cringe and cover my ears. Finally, somebody got it right! Overall, I give it 3-stars.
I would have given the narration 4 or 5-stars though. It was a nice story to pass some time, but I didn't love it like most of my friends did. Shelves: pnr , fey , audio-books , adult , why-the-hype , reads. In fact, the only reason why I didn't just give the book one star was because the beginning intrigued me. I don't get his appeal. This is partly because I don't particularly care for the whole "alpha male" trope since many times all it seems to be is barely disguised sexual or physical abuse against the heroine.
Oh, so Barrons likes to threaten Mac or give her a good choke to get his point across? Totally cool, he's just being an Alpha Male! Catch Me! I think not. Had this have been a YA novel, we'd all be calling this an abusive relationship. He may show a different side to himself later in the series, but I don't think I'll be able to look past book 1 to ever find him remotely attractive. Mac is probably the most annoying heroine I've read in a long time. Maybe if I had read this circa , I would have liked it better.