So, I picked this book up because of the Alpha Showdown that The VBC holds each year. Barrons was a big contender, but what made me really notice was Ryodan was up against my man Reyes from the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. The final round between Reyes and Ryodan was a knock down, drag out, fight to the death. Sadly, Reyes lost the battle. But, I had to find out what all the hype was surrounding the Fever series. It was a good book, but not what I thought it would be. I had a hard time getting into it and it has taken me a while to finally finish it. Just when it was ending, I was starting to like it. But, aren't all first books kinda like that? There's so much background the author has to put in to make you understand books to come. I don't connect with girly characters. She was always talking about her clothes and what color fingernail polish she was wearing. *Boring* Though, I appreciate the way she was willing to find her sister's killer. She did make me sit up and take notice towards the end when she went all bad ass on the Unseelies and Malluce!Jericho was an ass from the start! He does have me intrigued though. I would like to know what he is. He was beginning to show a softer side when Mac got hurt, but he was still very closed off. All in all, I give it 3 stars. Do I need to read the next book? No, not really.