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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Bloodfever (edition 2008)

by Karen Marie Moning

Series: Fever (2)

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Info:Dell (2008), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

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Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

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I read book 1 in this series a year ago, almost exactly. Clearly I was not enthralled. In fact, I had to literally force myself to read book 2. I checked it out from the library at least 6 times between June 2011 and May 2012, before I finally read the thing. Why? Because I HATED Barrons in the first book. And I thought Mac was a vapid, dingbat, idiot. So, naturally, I decided I wasn't going to read the rest of the series. Why torture myself, right? Well, after a year of running across all of these glowing, gushy, omg-I-love-it-and-there-will-never-be-another-series-like-it reviews for this series I decided I needed to see if all these gushers were idiots or if I had just stopped too soon.

I have a feeling I am going to be one of those gushers by the end of the series. It's good. I might even come back and raise my rating to 5 stars. I still get a little annoyed at times with the heavy as lead foreshadowing, but other than that, I love it :) If you find yourself in my position where you read the first one and you are not inclined to continue on with the series, just know that this is one of those rare series where the character actually changes immensely throughout the course of the series. Most characters change somewhat or have some kind of life changing revelation, but Mac turns like six 180's (yes, that's three circles in case you're wondering). She IS a vapid idiot at the beginning, but that changes. I'm still not sure about Barrons... but I certainly hate him less, I think. At the very least I am fully invested in finding out about him and Mac and all of the other characters and exactly how this whole mess ends. ( )
  Kanic | Apr 9, 2014 |
Bloodfever, the second novel in Karen Marie Moning’s FEVER series featuring Southerner MacKayla Lane, maintains the fast pace, exciting action, romantic tension, and emotional impact of the first novel. So far, FEVER has not devolved into a brainless paranormal romance which is more focused on sex than plot, and at this point I feel hopeful that such an atrocity will not occur.

I read Brilliance Audio’s version of Bloodfever which was narrated by Joyce Bean. It was difficult to put down. In fact, I listened to the entire book (nine hours) in less than two days, probably annoying my family by having my earbuds in for hours at a time.

Mac is a heroine who feels real — she’s got plenty of courage and spunk, but as she learns more about her place in the ... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/bloodfever-audio/> ( )
  Kat_Hooper | Apr 6, 2014 |
I'm liking this series a lot more. Mac is definitely becoming more of a kick-ass heroine as opposed to that awful, annoying, rainbow obsessed child.

Although this was a lot darker than Darkfever (hardy ha - clearly I am referring to the writing style) - it was more enjoyable. The characters were interesting and I loved the ongoing cliffhanger moments.

Maybe I enjoyed it more because I've just bought a new car and was in a very happy place. Either way, I'll soon be off to read the next one... ( )
  LaurenKathryn | Mar 31, 2014 |
Oh man, I devoured this book. Definitely going to get my hands on the next book in the series on pay day! ( )
  Steph1203 | Mar 14, 2014 |
Sometimes the second book in a series can really drag. It may even be filler to stretch a thin story into three books where two would have sufficed.

Definitely not the case here!

Bloodfever was a thrill ride from start to finish and I tore through it in two days, coming up for air only when necessary.

Moning has an extraordinary ability to hook you at the end of each chapter so that you literally cannot put the book down. She'll be wrapping up the scene and you'll tell yourself "Okay, I'll stop after I finish this chapter" and then WHAM! She throws in a sentence that turned everything on its ear. Again. And you'll be damned if you don't turn the page and keep going.

Needless to say, book three is on the shelf and waiting for me. Thank God all of these books are already out or I'd be up a creek without an Unseelie spear. :P ( )
  CyndiTefft | Feb 6, 2014 |
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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.

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A Q&A with Karen Marie Moning What inspired you to launch a new series? And what is the single greatest new twist in the Fever series that fans can expect to enjoy? Inspiration is a kind word. I didn’t have a choice. It’s the story idea that came and wouldn’t go away. I think the single great­est new twist in the Fever series is that Mac is a continuing heroine, on a critical mission, who gets caught in a danger­ous love-lust triangle with two of the most seductive men I’ve written to date. If you were casting the Fever series for television, who would be the ideal actress to play Mac. Why? That’s a tough one. I don’t watch much television and what I do see is after the DVD’s have been released, so I’m woefully out of date. If backed to a wall I'd say Mac is one part George from Dead Like Me, one part Sara Pezzini from Witchblade and one part sweet southern belle who's being forced to discover there's steel under all that magnolia, after all. You write vividly sexy scenes. You write thrilling suspense plots. Do you find any one part of crafting these novels more challenging than another? I find them equally challenging. The suspense plots have to be tightly constructed and seamlessly interwoven through the five books of the Fever series, which makes for a lot to keep up with, what to reveal, what not to reveal, how and when. The sexy scenes are very intimate and I don’t shy away from detail, which demands both total immersion and separation of self to write. There are some "sexy" scenes in this series that are far more disturbing than seductive and those are among the most difficult to write. I hope if I'm squirming, wanting to rescue Mac, so is my reader. Were you surprised at any point in the writing of Blood­fever—meaning did anything come up in the creative pro­cess that was not what you anticipated when you began Darkfever, the first novel in the series? In Faefever, the third book of the series, Mac says: "Sometimes my dreams feel so real it's hard to believe they're just the subconscious's stroll across a whimsical map that has no true north. Sometimes it seems like Dreaming must be a land that really exists out there somewhere, at a concrete latitude and longitude, with its own rules, laws, treacherous terrains and dangerous inhabitants." (She later finds out The Dreaming does, indeed, exist.) I feel the same about the Fever world. It’s so complete to me, so vividly and exactingly detailed that I think it must really exist out there somewhere. Since the story came to me in toto, there have been very few, minor surprises. If you could stand in a room with your heroes—the men from any of your novels—not just the Fever novels—who would you most like to interview yourself? Why? What of the women? Men: The Unseelie King. He’s rumored to be a million years old. I want to know if he’s sorry. Women: Queen Aoibheal. I want to know if she’s really for­gotten, or if she’s just pretending. Describe your writing routine when composing the Fever novels. The location varies but the schedule is the same. I write best in the morning when my subconscious is still simmering with images and metaphors from dreaming. I wrote Darkfeverin Georgia, and Bloodfever in Key West; all that sunshine was a nice counterpoint to the darkness of the story. I start early in the morning, usually around 4:30 or 5:00 and write until 11, break for a two-hour lunch and go back to it around 1. I use the afternoons to edit and work on other aspects of my busi­ness. Before I go to bed I block out the scene(s) I plan to write the next day so my subconscious can mull them over while I sleep. When you aren’t writing your novels, what are you doing for fun? And what kinds of books or which authors are your favorites? Lately a lot of lying in the sun—I’m still in Key West and I’m afraid Mac has rubbed off on me, or maybe it’s all the Jimmy Buffet they keep playing down here. Usually, however, I’m not so sedentary. I love to work out, hike, bike, rollerblade, shop with my sisters, and travel with my husband and our cat, Moonshadow. I don’t get nearly enough time to read. The most recent books I finished were the latest by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, and an early Dan Simmons. And can you share a little sneak peek at what’s coming after Bloodfever? The darkest hour is before dawn. It isn’t dawn yet.

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In Dublin the walls are coming down between Man and Faery. That means that the Buffy-like services of MacKayla Lane-the 22-year-old Georgia-born sidhe-seer (or one who can see the Fae) and slayer are required. Mac is determined to kick the nasties back to faeryland and to avenge her sister Alina's murder by the Fae's dark Lord Master. She's also seeking the sinister Sinsar Dubh, a book of black magic. Jericho Barrons, Mac's enigmatic protector, is a purveyor of books and antiquities (and of course, is a major hunk). As Mac takes direction from Jericho, she must resist the sexy dangers of V'lane, a death-by-sex Fae, and learn about her true family of Irish sidhe-seers.… (more)

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