Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part [part not set] of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 2
Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 2007), Hardcover: 303 pages, Language: English, ISBN-13: 978-0-385-33916-2

Do frightful, thrilling and mysterious journeys intrigue you? If so, then stay tuned for this series.  Bloodfever is a fun and exciting story to read, I like the characters and the premise. The main protagonist Mac (MacKayla Lane) is quirky and cute. She was a simple, party girl who worked as a bartender in Ashford, Georgia, but now she is in Dublin—dealing with the realm of the Fae. The story picks up immediately following Darkfever (the first book) and jumps right in with Mac trying to find the Sinar Dubh (the most powerful and evil book ever made) with help from the sexy, mysterious Barrons. Not only has she discovered who killed her sister, but she has also uncovered an even larger problem.  The walls between humanity and Faery are coming down and it is up to Mac to fix the problem.

Bloodfever is the second book in the Fever Series. To date there are a total of four books in the series and book five, Shadowfever,  is to be released January 18, 2011. This book is in the contemporary fantasy genre, also known as Urban Fantasy. The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around.

The writing is full of vivid visual pictures of the evil Unseelie Fae and the harm they do to humans. There are numerous exciting fight scenes as Mac defeats some of the gruesome creatures. The concept of shades—shadow-like creatures that suck the humanity away from people until all that is left is an empty husk—is original. As the story unfolds we learn about Mac’s heritage and the existence of the Sidhe-seer coalition, a group that was formed for the sole purpose of fighting against the Fae.  However, Mac does not see eye-to-eye with the group, and is often at odds with a coalition that could be helpful but consequently becomes a hindrance. She runs into lots of trouble with the bad guys and has to face some hard choices. The struggle between life and death is always close at hand and builds great tension. There is a really hot and steamy sex scene  between Mac and Barrons.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with seelie and unseelie faeries rather that vampires and werewolves. There is also great sexual tension between Mac and Barrons. If you enjoy books that include some sex in them, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then stay away or wait until all the books have been written and read them all at once.  Every book in the series ends with a cliff-hanger and is more like the end of chapter than a book.  Bloodfever was very intriguing and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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