Released: October 31, 2006
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Age Group: Adult
Pages: 320 pages
MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle 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….
While not as fascinating as her Highlander Books I still enjoyed reading Darkfever and think the next book will be even better because the ground work has been lain and Mac should begin to evolve and get over her girlie girlie ways since she now understands there are things that go bump in the night and monsters do exist and they will kill you if given the opportunity.
Barrons didn't appeal to me at all for the biggest part of the book. I actually fingered him to be an ass and full of himself but towards the end I began to realize this was just what Mac needed him to be because she was so soft and feminine and surely going to get herself killed before she ever realized what was going on. In short she was naive and child-like. He had to harden her up.
Still bit confused on the bookstore clerk, Fiona. Is she one of Barrons lovers or just a dear friend? At some points she acted sort of jealous towards Mac and then in the next instance she was worried over her safety?