Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted January 28, 2011 by Carmel in Carmel, Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 9 Comments

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #2
Published by Delacorte Press
Published on: October 16, 2007
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 337
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

This book does a marvelous job of cranking up the wow factor of the Fever series. The first novel was a great introduction to the world of the Fae but the ball really starts rolling this time around. Mac embraces her darker side while Barrons becomes even more confounding but still somehow manages to continue increasing his hotness level. It’s official, I love this series!

Mac is starting to come into her own in this installment. She knows that she’s being used by everyone and is sick of it so she starts pushing back. She has accepted that she can’t walk away from this battle so she embraces her darker, harder side. I’m really digging the new Mac! She’s learning to use what she has to her advantage and her abilities are growing. Barrons still saves her butt a bunch of times but her self-defense skills are improving. I bet she’ll be winning a few fights in the next book! That’s not to say that she’s not miss rainbow anymore, her light is still there but it is lessened.

Two parts of this novel really stood out for me. The first one was the on-going tattoo argument that happens between Mac and Barrons. The back and forth between these two characters was priceless and so much fun to read! The second happens in a cave(if I were to place my favorite parts in their ranking order this one would be number 1!). It’s as violent as it is passionate. In fact, I want to re-read it. You should definitely read it! If you have, please share the moment with me in your comments. LOL!

I don’t think I’ve ever finished a book after which I’m left with so many unanswered questions. They’re not trivial either. I’m dying to know the answer to each and every single one of them! When I turned the last page I was shell-shocked. Where’s the rest!? I guess I’ll be buying Faefever pronto! The question that’s plaguing me the most is what IS Barrons? How can he be a main character when we know so little about him?

Barrons continues to escalate his hunk status in this novel. He lets Mac in a bit more and tries to be a better friend to her. There are some genuinely tender moments between the two that’ll make your insides turn to mush. Perhaps they don’t dislike each other as much as they think! Barrons being a mystery is kinda like a double-edged blade. On one side it makes him hotter but on the other it’s incredibly frustrating!

Bloodfever was a fantastic read. The perfect follow-up to a strong introductory world-building novel. It launches readers into the thick of the Fae universe and will have you experiencing withdrawal symptoms the moment you read the last word. Ooh and don’t forget the caves!

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9 responses to “Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

  1. Glad you’re liking the series! It just keeps getting better, seriously! Quite a few shockers at the end of Shadowfever as well!

  2. @Jessica I believe you! Unless I never find out what’s up with Barrons. Then I might be PISSED! LOL

    @Darby Karchut Cool! You won’t regret it. I just started the third.

  3. DarkBloodyVamp

    Hi Carmel!

    Heard so much about this series but everytime I read the reviews this series sounds more like an UF series then PNR. I like my books HOT! Ok I’m going to say it I like them with lots of Hot Sex scenes and hot talk (Bones for example can melt me with just his hot talk). I don’t know if I can get into the whole Fae thing. I don’t know if I would be able to read pages and pages of Fae battles. Vamppire I can get into but even then the counjhtless battles and stuff would be too much for me. For example I read the first BDB books and thought it was ok but just too much UF in it and not enough PNR.

  4. @DarkBloodyVamp Yeah, this series probably isn’t for you. No squelching scenes yet and I’m on book 3 so… I started reading it to take a break from vamp overload. So it’s working out well for me so far. 🙂

  5. Gah! The unanswered questions! And they are just getting started! Best. Series. Ever. (tee hee) Very nice review Carmel!

  6. DarkBloodyVamp

    Thanks Carmel for letting me know. I thought maybe I was missing hot sex scenes and romance in them because everyone is talking about the series but I never read about the hot sex scenes in any of the reviews LOL. Now I know why. 🙂 I heard This Side of the Grave will have a scene with Bones that will match with the infamous Chapter 32! Now that I can’t wait to read! LOL yes I know I am a perv but a very happy one when I read these books LOL.

  7. Great review! I <3 this series so much. The cave scene! Gah!!! I love the bantering and sexual tension. It is off the charts. Glad you're enjoying the series.

  8. @Julie Thanks! You do realize you’re as bad as the books. Constantly reminding me about all the unanswered questions! LOL

    @DarkBloodyVamp I appreciate the heads up about chapter 32. Not that I was planning on delaying reading the book but this bit of info will guarantee that I’ll be buying it the day it’s released!

    @Marq The cave scene was awesome. I’m reading book 3 now and Mac keeps referring to it. I’m anxious to find out if there’s a round 2!