Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Publication Date: August 26th 2008
Mass Market Paperback, 337 pages
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.
What can i say about Bloofever!God,to be honest i expected that the second time i read those books would make me lose some of the excitement i had the first time but no...Once i started reading them,i just couldn't stop!And guess what,i enjoy them as much as the first time and then some more,because now,i understand some things better and i see that the plot and the story were sketched from the very beggining,at least their crucial points that is.
Bloodfever begins exactly where Darkfever ends.And i must say that i love the way Moning opens her books,with Mac narrating while she remembers how things happened.I just love the way Moning uses that fact to re introduse the reader to her world and at the same time do a brief recap of the previous book.A really nicely done bridge between book one and two that helps the reader remember everything,even if there are months between the publication of the books.Do i need to say once more that i find Moning's writing style brilliant?
Anyway,Bloodfever continues the story and everything slowly evolves and develops.The world as we know it get's darker and Mac's character is developing and adjusting to this world.I really love how Mac is presented.All her actions are really justified and consistent with her character and the things that happen to her.Moning isn't rushing her characters into actions just to serve her plot.It seems that her characters have their own personality and act like a real person would act.Mac struggles to preserve what she can from the pretty,enamored with pink girl she used to be,not that long ago,despite what happens to her.Granted,when the ocassion rises,she acts like she should,but not without cost.
Barrons,is well Barrons!Among the most mysterious characters i've ever read about with so many well hidden secrets,that the reader keeps guessing about everything that concerns him.He's sexy as hell and even when he is a bit savage,well,i can't help but feel drawn to him!
Vlane on the other hand,well isn't among my favorite characters...All the death by sex fae thing just bothers me to say the least.And because of that fact alone i can't feel close to him or like him,no matter how he tries to treat Mac better.
The plot is brilliantly woven.As i said,Moning knows the crucial parts of her story from the beggining,and not just plans along the way,and that is evident when things she mentions at this book,are immediatelly connected with things that happen later in the story.I couldn't see that the first time i read those books,but now i can and that fact alone makes me love this series even more!
To sum up,Bloodfever is as good as the first book in the series and the ending just leaves you eager for the next intsallment!