Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title:  Bloodfever
Author:  Karen Marie Moning
Series:  Fever, #2
Publisher:  Dell
Release Date:  August 26, 2008
Pages:  368

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....

How is it even possible that this one is better than Darkfever? BLOODFEVER exceeded my expectations as the second in the Fever Series. Moning is a genius. She keeps me coming back for more. If you love Urban Fantasy you will love the Fever Series! Take it from this Urban Fantasy Maniac, Read it! BLOODFEVER continues where Darkfever left off where Mackayla and Barrons continue their quest to locate the Sinsar-Dubh. I liked this one so much, because we get more and more thrown into the Fever World and all kinds of complications happen for our heroine, Mackayla, but she faces them head on and strong.

Mackayla is out to find and kill the one who murdered her sister and search for the Sinsar-Dubh, but some things are too dangerous for her and she just can't face them alone. She needs the help of Jerricho Barrons and V'lane. She is learning to get stronger for herself and she won't take crap from anyone, even Mr. hot and seductive who runs the bookstore. And Barrons. It is exactly the same as Darkfever! I NEED to know more about this guy. I have already fallen for him, but I need something, but he just isn't giving in. I think Barrons likes to stay secretive and mysterious because it makes us girls go crazy.

I think Barrons and Mackayla are too wonderful together. I love their love/hate relationship because I find it so funny at times that you can't help but laugh at the two of them. It is also funny that they are so different from each other Mr. Dark and Handsome and Ms. Barbie doll Clone. I think that I am seeing some change in both of them that the other causes. I can see that Barrons is becoming more likable and alive with Makayla and really caring for her and Barrons is making Makayla a stronger person.

"One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence."

So finally we get some more V'lane. I love him! I have to say that I love him, but Barrons has my heart. V'lane the sex-by-death fae is someone that maybe is not as bad as we think first off, but I think sometimes, can we trust him? But V'lane really looks out for Mackayla and her well-being. And I can tell he doesn't want to be hated by Mackayla.

I thought that Moning does a great job with the world building, character development and storyline and I really can't wait to see what happens from here. I know that I am going to love the next book, Faefever just as much as I loved BLOODFEVER. I have borrowed these books from the library, but I most definitely will be purchasing them. I just have to have a copy of these exciting and thrilling books.


  1. Great review!!! I have to disagree with something though, I dont like V'lane AT ALL! LOL

    but I totally agree with the rest of you review =D

  2. haha. I hear a lot of people feel that way too. =D

  3. I keep saying it but this is my next buy after Xmas. Can't wait to dig into these books after so many great things that been said.