Book Summary from Amazon
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….
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….
Not a review but why I abandoned
Why do I go with the hype at times, I almost always regret it, ugggh. I never even read reviews of this series because I knew it wasn't my type but than a favourite author wrote how she is obsessed with the books and I did a post here - Do you think I'll catch the fever?
Well I didn't catch the fever. I only got to 34% before I decided to abandon. This is totally not my cup of tea, not my genre and I have accepted that. Another try with Urban Fantasy. The 2nd genre on my no no list, Dystopian and now Urban Fantasy.
I have no interest in Vampire's, Werewolves and now Faeries.
I do enjoy ghost stories but more specific to real people seeing or feeling a loved one etc. I love reality or what can be reality. I am embracing what I love or do not love to read and need to stick with that. I think blogging has helped me to read out of my comfort zone with many amazing books I have tried and new genres I enjoy, eg, memoirs. At times trying has failed.
So was reading this a waste no, but I was able to tell myself this is not for you so stop, don't torture yourself.
Here are some quotes that sealed the deal for me, again, not the writing, just not my cup of tea.
19% on Kindle
Alina didn't get into woo-woo stuff any more than I did. We both loved to read and watch the occasional movie, but we always went for your run-of-the-mill mysteries, thrillers, or romantic comedies, none of the bizarre paranormal stuff.
Vampires? Eew. Dead. Enough said. Time-travel? Ha, give me a creature comforts over a hulking highlander with the manners of a caveman any day. Werewolves? Oh please, just plain stupid.
31% on Kindle
Parts of it were underdone, and parts of it were horrifyingly overdone. Its head was huge, hairless, and covered with dozens of eyes. It had more mouths than I could count - at least that's what I think the wet, pink leechlike suckers all over the misshapen head and stomach were - I could see the flash of sharp teeth as the moist puckers expanded and contracted in the gray, wrinkled flesh with what sure looked to me like hunger. Four ropy arms hung from its barrel-like body, two puny ones drooped limply at its sides. It stood on legs like tree trunks and its male sex organ was distended and grotesquely oversized. I mean, as big around as a baseball bat and hanging past its knees.
There you go, I won't be adding my thoughts to any review sites, I will just delete book from my Goodreads and LibraryThing account.
I do have a blog to share my thoughts with you and for my own record though.