Friday, July 24, 2015

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Title:  Bloodfever
Series:  Fever #2
Author:  Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date:  October 16/07 by Delacorte Press
Length:  303pgs
Genre:  paranormal/fantasy
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

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 Review:

Right from the 1st page, this novel is faster & more suspenseful than the 1st in the series. I felt as if something nefarious was always afoot (and yes, this novel made me want to use the word nefarious to describe it). A sense of darkness and foreboding emanates from Moning’s writing.

The fae become more and more developed throughout this novel. They are no longer a singular concept, but rather a multiplicity of different beings. There are so many different types of fae, each with their own biology, morphology, and end goals. The tidbits about fae hierarchy were also quite intriguing.

I really like how Mac is beginning to grow up throughout the novel, but that it isn’t a miraculous, all at once, change. As a person, I like her a lot more in this novel than when I’d first met her and she’s also much more captivating. Jericho Barros is also becoming even more mysterious and enigmatic. As a major player in the story he has me hooked. I know I probably should, but gads, I love V’lane. He’s quickly becoming a series favourite for me. He’s just so much fun.

This novel was fast paced & suspenseful, keeping me coming back for more. It does end with a definite cliffhanger that left me needing to know what comes next.

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