Author- Karen Marie Moning
My Rating- 5 STARS
Synopsis- MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest—and most erotically charged—adventure of her life.
He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust.
It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.
My Review- Blown away.
The first part of this book was tragic and beautiful all at the same time. We left Mac in the last book under awful circumstances, being taken (sexually) against her will by Fae Princes and one mystery man we have yet to find out about. She was being tortured in the way the Fae know how, turning her Priya... A human who becomes addicted to Fae, full of lust and need until they eventually wither away with unmet need and die. And Jericho Barrons, our hero with a difference, attempts to heal her in the only way he knows how and in a way he believes Mac will hate him for. But in those scenes, we finally see something beyond the stoic, unfathomable mercenary-like-non-human person he has shown us. He has feelings, he has more for Mac than either of them want to admit. It was tragic, it was sweet, it was wrong but it was done, I believe, out of some sort of love.
Beyond this, the world is in tatters. Fae are consuming the planet, taking over major cities, killing a massive portion of the human race and the responsibility of saving it lies heavily on Mac and a select few people who could possibly help her... Though, those options are dwindling with every brick wall Mac encounters. The girl can't catch a break! Every time she takes a step in the right direction a new problem is thrown at her. And this is why I adore Mac, she grows in strength through these terrible circumstances. She whines a little but honestly so would I! The author tortures her! But she gets up and carries on and that is what it means to be a great heroine.
I will admit to skim reading over some of Mac's inner monologue because sometimes it can become repetitive but honestly, there is always enough going on to keep you riveted. And those cliffhangers are just cruel. I need the next book right now!