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“I just finished reading the three available books of this series. I'm going to summarize what the books are a bit and then explain my feelings on this series, which is quite different than what I normally think about series.
“Although this book drove me crazy with unanswered questions, this series just gets better and better! The world Ms. Moning has created is unique and incredibly detailed. I love Mac. She’s really changing into a true, admirable heroine. And Barrons? Well, he’s an enigma. Barrons is—sexy, mysterious, powerful—all hero, dark and dangerous. I want to know where he comes from and exactly what he is! I have so many questions and don’t know who to trust. I guess about the only thing I do know is that these characters and Ms. Moning’s world have wormed their way into my mind and I can’t stop thinking about them and wondering what will happen next.
What a fantastic series!
Focused. Strong. True.”
“Enjoyed this book.”readragon wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ok yeah so I'm finally getting it! The light bulb finally came on LOL The second book is MUCH better than the first for me! Can't wait to read the rest of them!”Teri E wrote this review Tuesday, November 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ What I love about Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series is that she concludes most chapters with a cliffhanger. After reading about an hour one night, I told myself, “as soon as I finish this chapter, I’m going to bed.” Well, at the end of the chapter, Moning had a one-sentence cliffhanger. How am I supposed to fall asleep? So I continued reading. Another hour passed. “Last chapter,” I kept telling myself as each chapter ended and another began. Moning has a way of drawing the reader into her world.
In Bloodfever, Mac is set on revenge. She knows who killed her sister, and she wants him dead. Barrons on the other hand disappears quite often throughout the novel, leaving Mac to fend for herself. The other sidhe-seers are trying to recruit her, she is being followed by a “grim reaper,” not to mention the hunters are out looking for her- it’s a lot to handle. However, I will give Barrons credit, he is starting to show genuine concern for Mac’s safety. There were some situations where Barrons really came through. I just wish he’d open up to her. Then, we, the readers, would know a little bit more about him. This sequel combined everything that I love in a book- paranormal, romance, comedy, adventure, danger, and suspense. My recommendation: read it. READ IT! ”
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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*”
“This one was just as good as the first, still not sure if I'm into, but its definitely entertaining. MacKayla is still a great protagonist and has grown a lot. A lot more swearing in this one, but the ending was very suspenseful.”Zombie Katie wrote this review Saturday, June 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Second book of the fever trilogy. A bit too much inward reflection, making less storyline. Sifting through, I did enjoy the story and will continue the series.”Nicki m wrote this review Sunday, April 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Full review here: http://blog.butterflytempest.net/book-review-bloodfever/
I thoroughly enjoyed Bloodfever, had it read in about half a day. I’m enjoying this whole Fae-war storyline quite a bit actually.
Mac didn’t do quite so many naive things in this books, which pleased me a lot. Also her paranoia is turning out to be a good thing, because it was the only thing that saved her from Fiona’s very nasty trick. It was fairly evident that Mac grew up from the girl we first met in Darkfever. She is also learning that the only person she can trust 100% is herself, and Barrons is probably the closest after that – especially as he keeps saving her butt.
V’lane is a perfect depiction of the Seelie. They see themselves as being ‘good’ or certainly better than the Unseelie, but I think they are probably worse. You don’t necessarily expect the Seelie fae to be manipulative and cruel, you do expect it from the Unseelie. V’lane is manipulative, selfish and entirely self-serving, which is really what should be expected from any of the Sidhe, Seelie or Unseelie. However, people seem to think that because he is beautiful and one of the ‘light’ side, he won’t be a bad guy. That’s a misconception, and I enjoyed Karen Marie Moning’s handling of this. Because, let's face it, V'lane is a bigger a-hole than Barrons - Barrons will readily admit to being one, whereas I doubt highly V'Lane would.
I really want to see the sexual tension between Mac and Barrons resolved once and for all and I hope that happens in the next book, because their little 'adventure' in the caves obviously didn't really resolve anything.
Malluce is just plain creepy. Not to mention being crazier than an outhouse rat. He was very well written, I must say. Did not see that whole part of the storyline coming, so I am not going to mention what happens, just that it was very well played. *appreciative slow clap here*
I don't like Rowena at all. She had plenty of opportunities to step in and help Mac and she just left her to her own devices, and when she did finally figure things out, just expected Mac to go with her without and explanation. I'm glad Mac went there and made Rowena deal with her as more of an equal than as a foolish child, like Rowena was treating her, but I am also glad she didn't just decide to join them and leave Barrons behind.”