Book Review: Bloodfever

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by in book review / 0 comments

 

Title: Bloodfever (Fever #2)
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Version Read: Hardcover (library)
Publication Date: October 16th, 2007
Categories:  faeries, fantasy, irish-mythology, mythology, paranormal, urban fantasy
Rating: 4stars

Summary (Goodreads): 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 thoroughly enjoyed Bloodfever, had it read in about half a day. I’m enjoying this whole Fae-war storyline quite a bit actually.

Mac didn’t do quite so many naive things in this books, which pleased me a lot. Also her paranoia is turning out to be a good thing, because it was the only thing that saved her from Fiona’s very nasty trick. It was fairly evident that Mac grew up from the girl we first met in Darkfever. She is also learning that the only person she can trust 100% is herself, and Barrons is probably the closest after that – especially as he keeps saving her butt.

V’lane is a perfect depiction of the Seelie. They see themselves as being ‘good’ or certainly better than the Unseelie, but I think they are probably worse. You don’t necessarily expect the Seelie fae to be manipulative and cruel, you do expect it from the Unseelie. V’lane is manipulative, selfish and entirely self-serving, which is really what should be expected from any of the Sidhe, Seelie or Unseelie. However, people seem to think that because he is beautiful and one of the ‘light’ side, he won’t be a bad guy. That’s a misconception, and I enjoyed Karen Marie Moning’s handling of this.

I really want to see the sexual tension between Mac and Barrons resolved once and for all and I hope that happens in the next book, because their little ‘adventure’ in the caves obviously didn’t really resolve anything.

Malluce is just plain creepy. Not to mention being crazier than an outhouse rat. He was very well written, I must say. Did not see that whole part of the storyline coming, so I am not going to mention what happens, just that it was very well played. *appreciative slow clap here*

I don’t like Rowena at all. She had plenty of opportunities to step in and help Mac and she just left her to her own devices, and when she did finally figure things out, just expected MAc to go with her without and explanation. I’m glad Mac went there and made Rowena deal with her as more of an equal than as a foolish child, like ROwena was treating her, but I am also glad she didn’t just decide to join them and leave Barrons behind.

Can I just say, I hate cliff-hangers when I can’t read the next book straight away! Argh! I wanna know exactly what Mac figured out at end of this book and I won’t be able to get my hands on Faefever for about 3/4 weeks, depending on how long the person in front of me (who had their request in first) takes to read it. Of all the book in this series, the third one is the only one that the library only has a single copy of. *headdesk*

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