Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title: Bloodfever

Author: Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever, #2

 •Source: Purchased
 •Publisher: Delacorte Press
 •Publication Date: November 2007

Opening Line: All of us have our little problems and insecurities.

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I used to be your everyday, average 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, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million year old book of deadly black magic, which holds the key to power over both the worlds of Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by people she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two dangerous and powerful men, V’lane, a lethal Fae prince and the mysterious Jericho Barrons.

For millennia the shadowy realm of the Fae court 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.

5 Moons
Alpha Bad Ass Heroine Fae

Another amazing installment of the Fever series, I'm blown away. Bloodfever starts about a week after Darkfever ends. Mac is still in Ireland looking for the Sinar Dubh and seeking revenge for her sister's murder. Mac is now officially living in Barrons Books & Baubles, lucky lucky girl. She still does not trust Barrons, but it saves Mac money and is the safest place to stay.

Mac remains Jericho's beloved OOP detector. While out looking for Fae artifacts, Mac and Barrons come across one of the four Unseelie Hallows. I realize that Bloodfever sounds very much like first book in the series, it's not. There's so much I want to tell you...unfortunately I cannot, I'm so not into spoilers. If I mention anything more I'm afraid that's exactly what you will receive, a spoiler and as we know spoilers suck! Ahh, there is one thing we can talk about. Characters! V'lane is as disturbing as ever and frankly only deserves this sentence.

Mac has grown so much as a character! She has gone from a bubbly Barbie to a bad ass heroine. In Bloodfever Mac finds out a little more about her sidhe-seer heritage. Unfortunately it was not all good news. Mac is left feeling abandoned, more than just Barrons and V'lane want to use Mac's special talents for their own gain.

Jericho Barrons...what can I possibly say about Barrons. He's a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, inside a mouth watering man candy shell. Exactly what Barrons is, unfortunately, is not mentioned in Bloodfever. I did find out one very important piece of information that must be shared, Jericho Barrons is a leftie. And FYI, I'm not referring to which hand he writes with. *wink*

Favorite Quotes

Although it may not seem like it, this isn't a story about darkness. It's about light.
It's our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we're willing to die for.
Fire isn't good or bad. It just burns.
Your joy can fill you only as deeply your sorrow has carved you. One day I'm going to hold a lot of joy.
Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you must be the most special person in the world. It's like walking up to the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your head in its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and purrs.
"I see God in a sunrise, not in repetitious ritual."
One day I was going to write a book: How to Dictate to a Dictator and Evade an Evader, subtitled How to Handle Jericho Barrons.
"I want us to be...what is your word? Friends."
"Psychotic rapists don't have friends."
"I was unaware you were a psychotic rapists or I would not have offered."

Can't Wait, Must Buy Now

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