Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #2
Publication: August 26th 2008 by Dell
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Cover Rating: 5/5
Overal Rating: 5/5
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.
I decided to reread Bloodfever for the Irish/green covers challenge of Book Boyfriends on Goodreads. I’ve been meaning to read it for a while and came to the conclusion that rereading the Fever books is really good for reading slumbs. I also wanted to read this agai for reviewing purposes since back in 2011 I read this book I wasn’t reviewing really yet and other than that it’s just really nice to be back in this fantastic world.
Karen Marie Moning created such amazing books, worlds, characters and dialogue, not to mention the insane tension between Mac and Barrons. Bloodfever, though not my absolute favorite in the series has definitely left an impact once more. Just like Mac, the reader will have a difficult time figuring out where all the players in the game really belong to. Good? Bad? Or is everything more in shades of gray and not all black and white?
One would think that reading this book for the second time, and knowing what I know from reading all the other books, it would make things predictable or boring maybe. But guess what? It sure as hell didn’t! I enjoyed Bloodfever almost as much as the first time I read it. I’ve come to realize that rereading certain books can alter one’s perspective about that book. You see things you didn’t see before and realize things you didn’t realize before; I love that!
I must admit that this time around I didn’t like Mac as much as I did in Darkfever or all the other books. I’m not sure why but I do think she was pretty brave at the end. Also she and Barrons were so funny, punching each other and then semi-getting it on. Whew!
Barrons as always was epic, sexy and such an enigma. Now I also realize that even now, about four books later, I still don’t know everything about him. I still have a lot of unanswered questions that I hope will be answered at some point. Although not knowing everything about him makes him all the more mysterious and dangerous.
I’ve always loved V’lane. In this book he was so funny, trying to meet Mac halfway. I loved the beack scene in Faery. It was my favorite between them.
We also get to know Christian MacKeltar, who becomes a pretty bit part in this series (check Iced). Oh, how simply everything still was back then.*sigh*
Oh and Dani! Gotta mention her, because when I first read this book I didn’t pay enough attention to this girl. Little did I know she’d get her own books. I loved seeing her reaction to Mac, who’s still a little clueless about everything sidhe-seer and fae but they do kick some serious ass together in the future so I loved reading about their early interactions together.
Bloodfever is a worty sequel to the amazing Darkfever. Mac is the kind of heroine you’d both want and not want to be. Moning created a dark and deliciously twisted world that will both frighten and entice her readers. And Bloodfever is only the beginning…
“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”
“Don’t be absurd.”
“Come on, punch me, Barrons.”
“I’m not punching you.”
“I said, punch–OW!”
He decked me.
Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your
head it its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and
Karen Marie Moning (rhymes with ‘awning’) is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels, including the Rita-award winning Highlander novels and the internationally bestselling urban fantasy Fever series. Her books have been published in 21 languages, and her events draw fans from all over the world.
She divides her time between the mountains of Georgia and the beaches of Florida.