Name: Mackayla “Mac” Lane, from Karen Moning’s Fever Series
Occupation: Sidhe-seer (a mortal who can see the immortal creatures that walk among us)
Residence: Dublin, Ireland–in a quaint (but massive) bookshop on the edge of the dark zone.
Likes: Pastel/bright colored clothing, manicures/pedicures, hunting down her sister’s killer, and Jericho Barrons (sometimes)
Dislikes: Being in the dark (literally and figuratively), wearing black, being near the Sinsar Dubh (a super old, super evil book that goes around causing trouble), Shades (creepy shadow monsters that eat peeps), being tattooed without her consent (for tracking purposes), being without her flashlights, spear, or Mac-Halo (patent pending).
I’ll be honest with you. I am addicted to Karen Moning’s Fever series! I picked the first one up on a whim when it was released back in 2006. Little did I know the book was only book one of five. I read that puppy in one night, and it definitely left me wanting more. Each subsequent year that Moning released a follow-up you better believe the date was circled on my calendar…for months.
The story follows our heroine, Mackayla Lane, a small town southern belle without a care in the world. Until her big sister is suddenly murdered in Dublin, leaving only a cryptic message on Mac’s voicemail. She travels to Ireland to track down her sister’s killer, only to find that she didn’t know her sister as well as she thought. The story is filled with Celtic lore, ancient secrets, mystical powers, vampires, fae (aka faery) monsters and other tough-to-kill baddies.Think Lara Croft as a newbie meets Hellboy dual realities with a dash of Tolkien-ish fantasy.
Like I said before, this is an ongoing story so make sure to read it in the correct order: Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever (out today!!) and Shadowfever (release date tbd 2010). Be warned, they are extremely addictive!