Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Bloodfever
Series: Fever #2
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Delacorte Press
Karen Moning's Website
Karen's Twitter
Darkfever on Goodreads


I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets...

In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

Bloodfever begins with Inspector O'Duffy blindsiding Mac at Barrons Books and Baubles, her sacred hide-a-way from all that haunts her. Well...except for Barrons, and his intentions for Mac remain to be seen in this book. Sometimes it is so difficult to review a sequal...especially in a series with five books. Moning's world building continues to be fantastical and imaginative in ways that she can't even explain at times.  

Barrons continues to be the King of Evasiveness as he and Mac maintain their search for the Sinsar Dub, as well as other OOPs. Mac continues to doubt anybody's intentions...call her whiny, but can you really blame her? Every time the already overwhelmed girl turns around...someone else wants something that only she can give. You might think she would be well protected...but what happens when they all get what they need? An attempt on her life doesn't leave her feeling anymore loved, even when V'lane, with impeccable timing, shows up to save her life. Just another favor she owes the death-by-sex fae.

While Mac and Barrons journey to the homes of some of Dublin's most infamous characters, searching for Objects of Power (OOPs), a second closer-to-death-than-anyone-should-be experience causes Mac to indulge in the special properties of Unseelie Fae. She finds herself in a precarious situation with Jericho Barrons that leaves her mind and body reeling.  

I enjoyed Bloodfever immensely; however, there were not a lot of questions answered. This second installment served to reinforce the world of Fae, their Objects of Powers, and establishes some more of the major players involved in the hunt for the Sinsar Dubh.

Favorite Quotes:
"Leave me alone. I can't be your friend," I said bluntly.
"That's way too intriguing to pass up. What's your story, beautiful girl?" (Dreamy-Eyed Guy)
"I don't have a story. I have a life. And you don't fit in it." (Mac)
"Boyfriend?" (DEG)
"Dozens." (Mac)
"Truth?" (DEG)
"Is." (Mac) - Page 58
I felt that way about myself lately; turning dark and afraid of what I was becoming. At that moment, I had no idea how light I still was. But then we so rarely understand the value of what we possess until it's gone. - Page 156-157
He grabbed a fistful of my T-shirt, and dragged me up against him until our noses touched. "I'll bring it on, Ms. Lane. But remember you asked for it. So don't even think about trying to tap out on the mat and quit the fight."...He swapped the fistful of my shirt for one in my hair, and ground his mouth against mine. - Page 304
 Be sure to check out my reviews of the entire Fever Series.

   • Book 1: Darkfever
   • Book 2: Bloodfever
   • Book 3: Faefever
   • Book 4: Dreamfever
   • Book 5: Shadowfever


  1. I love this series! But yeah, up until Shadowfever the books mostly raise a ton of questions and answer very few. It's a fun, if frustrating journey.

  2. You are definitely right about that. I have finished the series, just haven't gotten them all reviewed yet. I loved them but thought I might strangle Barrons before all was said and done.

  3. I'm so glad you like this one ! This series is really great, I think it was better than the first one. You'll see the others are awsome too ! Thanks for the review !

  4. Oh, this is where my interest started piquing! After the 3rd I was hooked! And trust me, you'll only encounter more question until the final end. Lol. I loved the last three! Glad you enjoyed this one. :) Great review!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...