Friday, March 25, 2011

Bloodfever: Karen Marie Moning {Review}

(Fever Series #2)
Pub. Date: August 2008
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover , 303pp


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....

First Line(s): All of us have our little problems and insecurities.

Favorite quote(s): "One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence."

My Review: Karen Marie Moning always delivers and the way she writes with such vivid description you really do feel like you are in the story. This was a solid follow up book in this series and I found myself enjoying it more than the first. But I have to be honest, I am having a hard time with this series because in both books so far there is no clear start, middle and end to the book. I get it is a series, but I still like to like I got a bit of closure in at least some of the story lines that pan out in each book and we don't really get this in the Fever Series. In other words there is no way these books would ever be able to stand alone, and you have no choice ( not that I want one, ha ha ha) but to see this series through till the end.

My Rating: Solid 3 stars

Until next time...

Happy Reading!


Lisa said...

Hey, you crazy book slut, you -- stick with the series, you'll like the ending. I read them on my Kindle app on my iPhone, one right after the other, so all the books ran together for me like one big book; I guess I wasn't expecting an ending until the end of the series, as I would if I were reading them individually. The author wraps "just about" everything up nicely.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I'm going to check back when you finish the series, I'm very interested.

Thanks for the review!

E Kelly said...

I've read the first one in this series and I must admit that I found it creative and unusual. I'm also southern and found the author's portrayal of a typical southern girl dead on. It was like hanging out with an old friend.