Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Synopsis (taken from GoodReads.com)
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.
Aside from Mac, the main other character is the apparently brash Jerricho Barrons. Often described with the attention to detail that Mac lavishes upon herself but still a much more intriguing cast member. There’s a lot that isn’t known about Jerricho and I’m still not clear on whether I’m supposed to like him or whether he has a bad streak hidden away. He made up a lot for the Mac’s in-your-face.
The duo’s adventures are showered with encounters with vampires (that may or may not actually be vampires), gangsters, a fae prince that inflicts some kind of death-by-orgasm torture (pretty weird!) and plenty of other sinister beings haunting Dublin’s alleys. The atmosphere is gloomy and appropriately malignant. So you see, there were points that I liked amongst the bits I didn’t so hopefully this whole review won’t come across as horribly negative.
Date finished: 21January 2012
Genre: Fantasy; Urban Fantasy
Published: by Delacorte Press in October 2006