Review–Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever (Fever #2)
by Karen Marie Moning
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.…

Source: I purchased a Kindle copy

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WOW. Bloodfever was even better than Darkfever.

Mac transformed in this novel. She was a lot more prepared for the types of things she would be faced with. She wasn’t quite the bubbly and sweet girl she was in the beginning, which happens when you are surrounded by people who help you because they need you and you can’t trust anyone. Mac had a weapon on hand and dealt with having killed, whether directly or indirectly. While she gained a lot of knowledge, she still had no idea what she was up against. Mac was changed, but I was happy to see she still managed to hold on to what made her who she was. She was just a little more bad ass, fierce, and motivated.

Bloodfever was a little more action packed, sexy, mysterious, and addicting. There was V’lane, the super sensual and deadly Fae. And Barrons, the incredibly frustrating and mysterious guy who never seemed to give Mac any answers, but definitely protected her. Both of them had answers, both wanted something from her, and both were fairly close lipped. And Mac got tangled up with other groups looking for something from her, like the sidheseers.

The author writes an incredibly addicting series. Writing a review reminds me of how much I still don’t know. So much was uncovered, but yet not enough to get a full picture of who is good, bad, or trustworthy. There’s so much I don’t know, but it wasn’t frustrating to read. The push and pull and slow trickle of real answers is written in such a way that I am satisfied and eager at the same time.
I’m drawn to all of the characters of interest, while also being suspicious of them. I want to hit Mac over the head when she discovers information and doesn’t tell Barrons. He would help you if he knew, I want to scream, but then I realize I don’t completely trust him, either. As frustrating and naïve as Mac can be, I can’t help but feel like she does the best she can. She seems more realistic to me in a way because she isn’t suddenly awesome or okay with having to kill, even when she displays those traits. She struggles with her identity and her purpose, while also being motivated by revenge and anger.

This series is amazing. I can’t stop. Read it.

“I'm sorry your pretty little world got all screwed up, but everybody's does, and you go on. It's how you go on that defines you.”


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