Thursday 27 October 2011

A Review for Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever (Fever 2)Posted by Donna
Published Date: October 13th, 2011 (First Published October 4th, 2007)
Finished Date: October 25th, 2011
Publishers: Gollancz
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
The Blurb from Goodreads: I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who'd get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic. When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I've learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it.... MacKayla Lane's ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh-a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious. 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....

The Review: 3.5 out of 5: After reading Darkfever I went ahead and started Bloodfever straightaway and boy, am I glad I did. This series is slowly getting better and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Bloodfever starts with Mac and Barron’s still trying to locate the Sinsar Dubh – a million year old book that every Fae member is trying to get a hold of. With dangerous Fae assassins lurking around every corner Mac is sure in for a bumpy ride. But worse of all, she still doesn’t know who to trust. Torn between V’lane; a sex by death Fae or Barron’s; a man full of mystery that keeps all his secrets to himself, Mac realises that the walls between Fae and Earth are coming down and she’s the only thing that can stop it all…..

Bloodfever was a good sequel to Darkfever and I found myself truly enjoying the world Karen Moning has created. This time I felt the story is slowly coming together and getting better with every page I turned.  Although I am still as frustrated as ever that there isn’t any romance in the book. As you can see I’m an impatient person so waiting for something to happen between Mac and Barron’s is slowly killing me. Nonetheless, I’m very excited to get to that point and hoping it will be worth the wait.

I felt Mac as a character was a lot stronger this time around. The troubles she goes through really bring out her strong points and even in moments of weakness, you can see that she’s braver, tougher and even more determined. I loved this Mac and again, I’m glad she fighting hard to keep her girlie there too. Barron’s….I don’t really feel like he developed at all as a character during this book but you still can’t help love him.

The storyline itself was even more dangerous than the first with exciting twists and turns through out. You honestly can’t predict anything because you are so in the dark about what is actually going on until it happens. It’s safe to say this book is just as mysterious as the first and I can’t wait to start Faefever.

Thank you to Gollancz for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 


Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Great review..i am glad you said the series gets better. I am now a follower. Please check out my book review blog:

Giselle said...

Yes Mac gets stronger, more badass and really great as the series moves on. Book 3 and 4 are REALLY good. I think 4 was my favorite. Can't wait to see your reviews for those! :)

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Haley @ YA-Aholic said...

Im not gonna read this review since it's for book two, but I noticed the third one is called Faefever that your reading right now ?!?!? omg FAE I love fae!!! I hope this series picks up some though, or Ill probably pass (: Thanks for the review hun! (:

Lesley said...

I think the series does get better and better, as you know I am a major Barrons fan (I have all his scenes with folded down pages for ease of reference lol)

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