I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 23/08/14
My 27th book this year.)
Mac just found out her sister is dead but before her last breath, she left a mysterious answer message to find the Sinsar Dubh. Now Mac is determined to find out who the killer was and do her sister justice.
Jumping in head first, Mac finds herself clueless. Wandering the streets of Dublin trying to find out if anyone knew of her sister and if there were any more leads to go by. Stumbling into a remotely located bookstore, set in the midst of abandoned buildings and dark alleys, Mac runs into Jericho Barrons.
Mr Barrons is a big man who throws off an unpleasant aura. An intimidating person whom Mac needs help from. Barrons is the first person, that Mac comes across, who knows anything about the Sinsar Dubh. Mac soon finds herself drawn into a dangerous world where Fae, vampires, super strength, shades and many other monsters exist. With a lot of persuasion Mac realises she also has powers. She is a sidhe seer and she is an important component in the search for the all important Sinsar Dubh.
I hate Mac. I hate pink. I hate how Mac is a real life doll. With her life continually at risk, she doesn’t even know who her friends or enemies are but she cares very much about her head to toe pink exterior.
Barrons on the other hand is much to my liking. A mysterious man, emanating power, intimidation and control. Someone who knows what he is in search for, but finds himself twisted into helping Mac the damsel, who believes she doesn’t need help. Yet at every turn of the book she is in trouble and continuously needs rescuing.
I love the idea of how the Far could exist in our world today. But my version of Fae creatures differ widely from the authors interpretation. I find it immensely unnecessary for her over exaggerated details about one monster in particular. NOT necessary to write about really gross and over developed male private parts, on an even more disgustingly described monster.
I’m confused as to whether this series will develop into 18+ material. This 1st book teases the reader and gives you much thought as to what sort of relationship Mac and Barrons REALLY want. Yet I am disappointed to know that not much really happens except that book 2 will no doubt be filled with many more disturbing creatures and a lot more rescuing this ungrateful girl.
I can’t say that I’d recommend this book to others but I have liked it enough to give book 2 a go at a later date.
Written by Ling Lee (23/08/14).