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Madly & the Jackal

(Madly #3)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,177 ratings  ·  108 reviews
How deep does love run? Deeper than the ocean? Deeper than memory? Deeper than magic?

Following their plan to save Atlas, Madly and Jackson return the spirit of Wolfhardt to his prison beneath the sea. But even the best laid plans couldn’t account for the surprises they find. This time, Lore aren’t their only challenges.

Madly is special in ways no one could have guessed a
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published May 29th 2012 by M. Leighton Books
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May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
I swear ... M. Leighton must have been my soul sister in some other life. I have yet to find any of her books that I haven't LOVED. Her writing just seems to grab me at the cellular level and entertain me, make me laugh sometimes, touch me deeply at times, and so often get my blood pumping with tummy fluttery swooning. With that sort of record I enter each of my reading dates with a Leighton book with super high expectations. I expect to be dazzled each and every time. So it says a lot about the ...more
Autumn Review
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, review
Where do I even begin? I started this series at the end of last year and completely fell in love with the characters and the story. I admit, I was a bit hesitant about the whole Mermaid story, but let me just say that, the way this story and the characters seep into your heart, leave a permanent mark forever. This series is brilliant. I can honestly say that I've never read anything like it.

Madly , Madly, Madly. She infuriates me at times, but mostly she's one of the best characters I've met. I
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap! M. Leighton has concocted another incredible story jam-packed with her spin on all kinds of fairytales. Madly & the Jackal starts off right where Madly & Wolfhardt ended. Our lovely Merfolk, Jackson and Madly, are on their way to sneak into Atlas and return the Lore to prison. While they are inside, they also plan to find out what is going on in Atlas. What they discover is not encouraging, to say the least. The Lore Madly has to capture next is actually two spirits, Rumpel an ...more
Michelle Leighton
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Gloria Green
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Holy merciful HAWT!!! I was not prepared for the sexy. The story continues right where Madly and Wolfhardt left off. Again I LOVED how the author incorporated characters from old school fairy tales. My heart was swelling and my temperature was rising as the romance between Madly and Jackson developed. But I'm warning you there are some rough patches that made me ill. Just keep reading and remember that the author believes in Happy Endings. I'm not happy about having to wait for the next book. I ...more
May 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, 4-stars

Madly & the Jackal is a great addition the Madly series. At the beginning of this novel, readers are immediately thrown back into the captivating, magical world that M. Leighton first introduced us to in Madly & Wolfhardt. Picking up right where Madly & Wolfhardt left off, Madly & the Jackal begins with Madly and Jackson on a mission to save Atlas. After declaring their forbidden love for one anoth
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I would probably rate this 4.5 stars...I feel like this installment was a little too short...that's really my only criticism. I would have liked to have seen the mystery and subsequent unfolding of it drawn out a bit more.

This is one of the most original and unique series I have read! I am in love with the Mer world! And Madly and Jackson are terrific characters. The journey their relationship takes in this book is outstanding! Love, love, love the romance in this book! And it gets quite steamy.
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, ebook
4.5 stars

Oh dear, I love Madly and Jackson! They just keep getting hotter. Madly also faces a lot in this book, and it’s clear that she has a lot farther to go before she can fully rescue her people (I think this series will be 6 books!).

Although a lot happened in this story, it definitely felt like a middle book, as there was a lot that was set up for the next one. (view spoiler). And the ending definitely set the reader up for what is t
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-paranormal
Don't take anything for granted, ever!! BEST of the series yet, an absolute must-read (but not before reading the others first).

I'm not the biggest fan of Ms. Leighton's other series, though I've read most of them, but the Madly series is one of the best on the market today. Madly and the Jackal takes the series to a whole new level. You won't want to miss the interaction between Madly and Jackson, and all of the other beloved characters are back. I will say that I'm extremely upset with the dem
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HOT AND STEAMY JACKSON!!! This book was full of his steaminess and I was sooo not disappointed. The only thing that stinks now is that I have to wait until the next book to come out to find out what the heck is up with Madly, though I have a pretty good hunch as to what is going to happen. The book was great Jersey never fails to amaze me with her quick whit and her bluntness, I love that about her. I did enjoy the same part that Aidan and his mate played in the book but the real show stopp ...more
N.L. Dufour
Amazing! the best madly book so far! although i did know who the evil guys were this time it was still wonderful! the relationship between madly and jackson had me loving and hating and love them once again. wow! cant wait for book 4 to be released!
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: utopya-con-2013
yep...I have already finished the to come-just know that this book was of epic hotness
Heather Robbins
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Can I give it MORE than 5... like a 10.5?? I so would

Review up at SupaGurl books!!!
Alexandria Nicole
This book was spectacular and quit a surprise! I loved the firs two Madly books and was patently waiting, what felt like forever, for this one. I was not disappointed. This is one of my favorite worlds by far, simply because it's so original. I enjoy learning about it and we find out new things all the time, just as Madly does.

Madly's crazy adventures of searching for the Lore, her relationship with Jackson, and her family problems all come into play. Her world is chaos and what is better to rea
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Picking up immediately where book two left off, MADLY AND THE JACKAL opens with Madly and Jackson headed to Atlas, with a plan to return the captured Lore and free Madly's family. But their journey to Atlas results in events beyond expectation. Jackson and Madly's lives take a truly wonderful, yet unexpected turn. But when more of the evil Lores are unleashed, their love may not survive.

Once again, Leighton gives us her unique spin on fairy tales. I continually find her brand of story-telling i
Dani Morales
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Seriously I was so excited to see that I could buy this book early considering it wasn't suppose to be released till the 29th!! Then of course as soon as I bought it today there was no putting it down till it was finished..nope wasn't going to happen lol! Poor Madly! I am so excited to see where she takes us in book 4 and hope that Madly and Jackson do get their happily ever after, because after this book, if any one deserves it, its definitely them! It had me thrilled and ecstatic, to piss ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Madly and The Jackal picks up right where Wolfhardt ended. They have captured him and are returning him to Atlas back to his prison cell where he belongs. Once they get there a few things have changed and Madly and Jackson will have to fight for their lives. They knew there would be challenges but they never expected what they encountered.

Madly and Jackson find out that Madly possess power beyond her wildest imagination and she will have to use it because someone wants it and they will stop at n
I looovvvved this book!

Brief summary
This book picks up right were Madly and Wolfhardt ended. Madly and Jackson have to travel to Atlas to imprison Wolfhardt's spirit once more. While there, they talk to the Warden Major (Madly's dad) and they find out things are worse than they feared. Once they're back on the surface they start to look for the Jackal and Hyde. Then Jackson's love for Madly is erased and her heart is broken by his I-couldn't-care-less-about-you attitude.

What I liked
Holy s*** th
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
review is on

This is how I sum up this book......WHAT!? This book was crazy! (In a very good way)

M. Leighton gives us another twist by using the Jackal and Hyde tale while Madly tries to still save Atlas, her family, and her people. Let's not forget her feelings for Jackson are still grow stronger and now there are more dark forces that are trying to drag her down.

In this part of the series I felt so bad for Madly. As much as she leans on Jackson, she is really sta
Candace Thompson
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I just finished Madly and the Jackal! I can only say WOW! That has to be M.Leighton's best book yet! The love scenes were really breath taking and very well done. I had to read one of them in particular THREE times :) And the way she described Atlantis was beautifully done! I was right there with Madly.Hmm.. The emotions were so incredibly real! I felt it right along with them! My poor heart! Sometimes I felt that it might just bust.I have always loved C.S.Lewis' ability to transport you to a di ...more
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Whoa...insane. So much happened in what seemed like such a short amount of time! I just picked up this book last night, and now BAM! I'm finished. Madly was such a strong leader. Jackson was her rock. Watching their relationship escalate left me speechless. And right when I was so in love with them and had become used to them being together, that was violently ripped away! I was so, so angry... And when all is back as it should be, Madly is not the same. I am very confused about her behavior. Wh ...more
Jackie -Sated Faery
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a perfect blend of nonstop action and steamy romance! I love seeing this new passionate, loving side of Jackson instead of the constant struggle not to be a jackass trying to fight off his feelings for Madly. Just thinking about some of those hot scenes between the two of them makes me a little weak in the knees. Madly has grown so much since the beginning of the story, she is so much stronger with Jackson by her side. I am amazed at what they can accomplish together. Being a couple is ...more
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. My only complaint... too short, i could read about Madly & Jackson for hours and hours on end. I love the build up of the relations between Madly & Jackson - Jackson has everything you could dream of in a man. There were some unexpected twists in this book so it constantly kept you at the edge of your seat. I really love how the Lore are twists on the fairly tales we know and love. I have my suspicions on who the traitor is so please hurry and finish/release the next b ...more
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I had a hard time with this one....I so loved Madly & Jackson after book 1&2 that I think I had too high of expectations going into this book 3. I know, conflict must occur to keep a series going, but oh the ending just about killed me....
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG My FAV out of the 3!!!!!
May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome job Michelle...can't wait for the next book
Kayla Eklund
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had so many different feelings while reading this book. I loved it. I'm so happy that there's going to be a fourth book. Does anyone know when it's going to be released?
Elizabeth Ayala
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-leighton
I loved this book as I have with all her books. I couldnt put it down. I cant wait for the next book.
Mary Johnson
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this series, but am very disappointed in Michelle Leighton! The next book in the series never came, after I did a little digging I found out that I'm not the only one complaining about it! Even after being asked by many of her readers about the series, she NEVER answered any of us!!
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
For some reason I was going into reading this book as the last book of a trilogy but it’s actually not.
It’s my fault into thinking and that’s fine but I’m not really interested in reading the rest now that I know there is more. I’ll have to read with the unknown. But I’m that’s alright ;)
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels ...more

Other books in the series

Madly (3 books)
  • Madly (Madly, #1)
  • Madly & Wolfhardt (Madly, #2)
“You are the most amazing man I've ever met and I love you so much I sometimes feel like I can't contain it inside my chest. Don't ever say I deserve better. You are the best there is.” 8 likes
“There are two things I was born to do. One is to protect Atlas,” Jackson began. He paused, tracing a fingertip from my temple to my jaw. “The other is to love you. If you don’t believe in anything else, believe in that. Trust me. Trust in me.” 5 likes
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