Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Source: Library
Publisher: Dell Fiction
Edition: Paperback, 337 pages
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository
Rating: 4/5

I used to be your average, everyday 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, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.

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.

Oh how good it feels to be back in the world of MacKayla Lane. I didn’t know how much I really missed until I started reading. I think this is one of those comforting series that I can just slip into without hesitation.

This one moves a tad slower than the first one but that doesn’t really detract from the story since there is so much stuff going on. I loved the fact that Mac is really trying to find herself in this one. After everything she’s been through with the first book she’s finally trying to place herself firmly on the chess board. I also think I may be in love with Barrons, sure he can be a jerk…but it’s those moments where he isn’t that really got me. He’s such an intriguing character and I think I may have an idea who he really is, but who knows I could be wrong. I can’t wait to see more of him though, he’s definitely worth reading a whole book for. I honestly hope there will never be a love triangle, I just want Mac to be with Barrons. The other people that come into play in this one really add to the mystery of everything, and there is a lot of “what side are they on” going on while you read it.The Lord Master doesn’t play a tremendous part of this but the few times he does crop up ended up making me want to know ever more.

I mentioned the writing in the first review and how familiar it is. It has an informal tone about it that really welcomes you and makes it super easy to fall into. Despite it’s size this is a book you could finish within a few days and I think that makes it even better. Most paranormal books like this are rather thin and small, and then they are over before you know…and it wasn’t because you read it really fast but because the page count it low. This book actually has length and it’s a complete plus for it, there is more detail and more to the story.

There was one part of this book that I really hated…and that was the end. The cliffhanger! I must know what Mac saw, I need to know and now I’m left hanging. It makes me want to scream, but I suppose that’s a good thing. I do love this series so far and I can’t wait to find the third book and see what happened.

4 stars


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