Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

The Maze Runner by James DashnerBloodfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever #2

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Delacorte Press | October 16th, 2007

Pages: 303

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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.…

“I used to have a recurring nightmare when I was a child. A dream of four distinct, subtly varied tastes…I tasted one of the vile ones now…regret.”

So, what’s it about? ~ More Fae. More Barrons. And of course more Mac. A decidedly better sequel to the first book  in the Fever series.

The characters ~ I feel like there was a character change within Mac. I just think it felt like she was trying a little too hard to change into a fiery, anti-barbie, fierce Mac. Don’t get me wrong, I love that she’s leaning that way, I just felt it was a tad bit forced because her inner dialogue brought it up a bunch.

Buuut, everything makes more sense in the last 30% of the book. I look at that whole struggle with character change as foreshadow.

And Barrons. Moning barely gives us anything with him. He’s so intriguing and we only get bits and pieces of him. The question is…what is he??

Buzz worthy mentions ~ The last 50 pages or so.

Wait, what?? ~ Spoiler: the gross cannibalism part.

The Buzz

Bloodfever did not endure a sophomore slump! It was better than it’s predecessor and set up for, hopefully, and even better third book. It lulled a bit in the middle but the last part of the book is




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