Author- Karen Marie Moning
My Rating- 4 STARS
Synopsis- 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.
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.…
Book 2 In the Fever series is really heating up!
The first book, Darkfever, set up the world we are visiting and the main players in the story. It gave us some background into a unique take on the Fae. Bloodfever gave us a bit more action, some depth to the characters and our Heroine, Mac, is developing on every chapter. At first, she was a whiny girl who adored rainbow colours, getting her nails painted and crying when she had to cut and colour her long blonde hair. Mac now, though still fond of everything pink and pastel and sees a more lighter side to life than most, has become a very strong woman. A woman who can mainly stand up to her only friend Barrons, who is controlling and infuriating most of the time. Deep down I believe he cares deeply for her, wants her alive for more than just her gifts but he goes about protecting her in a very bullying way. He can be insulting and mean, aggressive and cold, but Mac is learning when to deflect and when to challenge him. Which makes me love her that little bit more.
Barrons is a dick, but I like him too! He is just nice enough to make me forgive him a little. Shows a little emotion here and there that makes me, begrudgingly say 'awww', then I am back promptly to thinking he is a dick again.
The storyline is pretty similar to the first book. Mac and Barrons are hunting a Dark book that all sides in this game need. There are many hunters out there trying to kill Mac, to destroy her power or use her for what they need. But a couple others have joined the game. She discovers there is an entire council of Sidhe-seers, but can she trust them? She barely trusts Barrons who has saved her a few times already. A few other characters have turned up including a sassy Sidhe-seer called Dani and potentially a man who knew her sister. I enjoy V'lane every time he enters a scene with his lusty power and interest in Mac. But what really keeps me reading the books is the hope of discovering what Barrons is, whether he feels love for Mac and Mac herself holds my attention. She is utterly sweet, full of bad but brave decisions and a little whiny at times. She is a young woman who comes from a small town. We can't expect her to change over blooming night. And she is beginning to believe in herself, her strength and gifts and hope.
Yet again my reason for giving a 4-star rating instead of 5 is because of the abrupt endings that nip off in the middle of nowhere. I'm always frowning at the next blank page wondering if I've missed something. But as before I look forward to the next book and hope some of these riddles start wrapping up.