Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Author's Website: karenmoning.com
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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...
Bloodfever is the second book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. This book was full of action, pent up sexual tension and mystery.
This book is quite distressing for Mac as she is still searching for her sisters’ murderer but hasn’t gotten any closer, an old enemy rears it’s very ugly head and tries to kill her. Her father appears demanding that she comes home with him and Mac gets quite close to Barrons, much closer than ever before. On top of all this, Mac and Barrons are yet to find the Sinsar Dubh. It’s very close by but it’s just ouwith their reach. How frustrating – especially when all Mac can do when she is near the evil book is collapse into an unconscious, defenceless heap.
I have absolutely fallen in love with this series and I can’t wait to find out what Mac is going to be getting up to next, in ‘Faefever’. It’s a very addictive series and it’s one that I have a hard time putting down. At every turn of the page there’s something new and interesting introduced, whether it’s an insight into Barron’s personal life or Mac having another near-death experience. She seems to be having a lot of those lately.
My favourite part of this book was a moment between Barrons and Mac about half way through the book. Mac is being totally and utterly her stubborn self but she shows she has some fight left in her yet and that she won’t let anyone control her, especially not Barrons. Barrons acts as if he is shocked by her forthwith stance but he is proud of her for it.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Bloodfever and will continue to read the series. Karen Marie Moning is a goddess when it comes to writing gripping, mysterious and hot fiction. I would highly recommend this series to any reader of the supernatural genre. I wasn’t keen on this series to start with, honestly, but I am so glad that I gave it a chance as I now love it.
Disclaimer: I do not own this book, I borrowed it from my local library. I have not been paid to review this book, everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.