Bloodfever by KM Moning

I just finished Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning and it basically picks up pretty much right after Darkfever.  MacKayla is still searching to find out who she is and she’s given a few more hints with the surprise appearance from her father and another sidhe-seer.  She gets to learn a little more about Barrons and she has a visit with V’lane that leaves her feeling a little more peaceful than she originally was.  Some old rivals show up again to try and settle a score and we finally get to learn more about Rowena, the old woman who first left Mac to die when she saw her first Fae.  Plus, we’re introduced to a new character that is going to be a big part of Mac’s life, but we’re just not sure how yet.

It becomes obvious that Barrons has some kind of feelings for Mac, but I don’t think he really knows what they are yet or if he does, he’s fighting them.  There is an interesting scene between the two of them that indicates some strong feelings, but neither seem really happy about it.  However, it did whet my appetite to see how the relationship between Barrons and Mac develops and if they will ever get in bed together.  The plot moved along at a great pace and kept me attached to the novel the entire time.  Some of the key points that were brought up in Darkfever are solved and some of them bring in new problems that should make the following novels interesting.

Overall, Bloodfever was really good and I’m kicking myself for not requesting Faefever sooner.  I have a feeling that things are going to get interesting and I’m curious to see what kind of role V’lane is going to have.  It just seems like he is being set up for something and I’m not really sure what that is yet.  Plus, there are so many hints that screams Barrons is someone important and not what he portrays, that I really want to know what he is.  Of course, we if ever do learn the secret, it’ll probably ruin it for us.  After all, the mystery is part of the fun.  I’m just hoping the library will get Faefever soon so I can continue the story.  There was a revelation made at the end that I want to know what it means and I won’t until I get my hands on Faefever.

On a side note, I did get my hands on an Amazon Kindle last night and looked at the sample of Faefever. I could easily say I’m sold on the Kindle, but it will never take the place of a good old fashion paperback book.

Read Order:
Darkfever – excerpt
Bloodfever – excerpt
Faefever – excerpt
Dreamfever (2009)
Shadowfever (2010)

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  1. I bloghopped over from The Thrillionth Page, although I actually have stopped by a few times. Usually I lurk. I just had to comment, I am on hold for Faefever at my library. I can’t wait to read it. I liked Darkfever a little better than Bloodfever but like you I can’t wait to see what happens. I have been a fan of KM Moning for a long time and she is the author that really got me started on the “urban fantasy” genre. I guess there is a difference between urban fantasy and paranormal romance. :D My first paranormal romance was A Knight In Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. It’s an older book now but I was floored with the whole thing when it first came out.

  2. I like this series too! I am glad I stopped by and saw your post since I have been patiently waiting for Darkfever’s followup and now I know and even got a taste. Very nice! You are also the first person I have come across not on Amazon that have commented on the Kindle. I think it could be a cool gadget, (thinking about getting one for bike rides with my husband…read while riding) but like you I think I prefer turning actual pages. I am bookmarking your site and will be back soon!

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