Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jen's review of "Bloodfever" by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning
Publication date: October 16th, 2007
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Number of pages: 303
Format: Hardcover
Purchase: Amazon | The Book Depository (Free shipping)
Description: 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 is the 2nd installment in the FEVER series, and things get up and running pretty quickly. When we left Darkfever, Mac and Barrons had just discovered the Book, Sinsar Dubh is moving around, or at least someone is moving it. When we start back up, Mac gets a fright of her life when she finds herself battling shades after someone decides to scare her off from Dublin. Not only that, Inspector Duffy comes and brings her maps, whom has formed the same idea she had previously about how a lot of places in Dublin no longer exist today, but they did in the maps from seven years prior. He wanted to know what she knew, but she couldn't let him in that kind of danger.

Things soon pick up pace as Mac gets a surprise visit, and her fears were confirmed to what she knew all along.
Mac also meets a newcomer, Dani who is a fellow Sidhe-Seer, along with that old woman Mac had met in the bar on her first few days in Dublin. Who would have thought she would be someone who Mac might have needed in the future?
During the course of this novel, she goes on a self discovery journey as she does these she normally wouldn't do, but that's because she has evolved from the person she was to the person she is now.

She realizes that you can't count your chickens right away. If something seems dead... it may not be necessary true.

We also discover some more of the Fae history when Mac makes a deal with the devil and by that I mean V'Lane. Since he is the perfect source of information she knows its best to get it from him, even though he probably shouldn't be telling her this, than from someone else who may not know all the facts.

Mac is still grieving her sister, but along the way she stops hurting so much. She still has the need for revenge, but for a gift of kindness, Mac receives a special present that helps her grieving process.

Barrons is still a mystery, although there are plenty of theories about what he is, and I have a feeling they are not nearly close to the truth than some people may think.
The end is another cliffhanger, and a bigger one this time. Karen sure does love leaving readers panting and eager for more. But that's one of the things I love about her. She knows how to draw you in.

                                                       Rating: 5 out of 5

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