Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Bloodfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #2
ISBN: 038533916X
Publisher:  Delacorte Press
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Mystery/Romance
Pages:  H-306

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): 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....

My Thought Bubble:
      What I love about Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series is that she concludes most chapters with a cliffhanger.  After reading about an hour one night, I told myself, “as soon as I finish this chapter, I’m going to bed.”  Well, at the end of the chapter, Moning had a one-sentence cliffhanger.  How am I supposed to fall asleep?  So I continued reading.  Another hour passed.  “Last chapter,” I kept telling myself as each chapter ended and another began.  Moning has a way of drawing the reader into her world.
       In Bloodfever, Mac is set on revenge.  She knows who killed her sister, and she wants him dead.  Barrons on the other hand disappears quite often throughout the novel, leaving Mac to fend for herself.  The other sidhe-seers are trying to recruit her, she is being followed by a “grim reaper,” not to mention the hunters are out looking for her- it’s a lot to handle.  However, I will give Barrons credit, he is starting to show genuine concern for Mac’s safety.  There were some situations where Barrons really came through.  I just wish he’d open up to her.  Then, we, the readers, would know a little bit more about him.  This sequel combined everything that I love in a book- paranormal, romance, comedy, adventure, danger, and suspense.  My recommendation:  read it.  READ IT! 
My Reveries and Ramblings: *SPOILER ALERT* (highlight the words below with your mouse to see them-don't want to ruin anything for those who have not yet read this amazing book):
For those of you who have read this book: Oh. My. Gosh.  That scene at the end with Barrons and Mac! I was freaking out!!! Ahhhh, I can't wait to read the next book!! That scene was perfect-like out of a movie <3  

Hot n’ Cold- Katy Perry
Bloodstream- Stateless
Dare You To Move- Switchfoot
Into the Light- In this Moment
Fallen Embers- Enya
Just Like Heaven- the Cure
The Duel- Harry Gregson-Williams

Book Trailer: (Unofficial) It's more of a music video than a trailer.


Jenny said...

Yay Bloodfever! I'm so excited you're enjoying this series, it's just addicting isn't it? I told myself the same thing the whole time I was reading–just one more chapter and then I'll stop, but I never did. I stayed up late and read:) Faefever is next and that one has a heck of a cliffhanger, be ready for book 4!

Kristin @ Beneath Shining Stars said...

Love, love, love Bloodfever and well, Karen's Fever series as a whole. The cliffhangers at the end of the books are the ones that always do me in! Wait until you read Faefever--if you haven't already--and Dreamfever! Everything just keeps building and the ending of Dreamfever? It's oh my goodness crazy beans, but my lips are sealed! ;D

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