Karen Marie Moning produced another winner with BloodFever. It's not your typical romance, but many romance fans will still rate this as one of their favorites. This is book two in the Fever Series and has links to Moning's Highlanders. This is not directly connected by still deals with the idea of the compact between fae and humans. This is a very dark fantasy romance and the story continues in each book. Do not expect that each book will end with a nicely packaged love connection. Each book progresses the relationships and brings in new characters. Each character is never what they seem on the outside, it's up to you do delve deeper and try to figure out are they friend or foe. You will want to read DarkFever before you read BloodFever as it's a direct timeline.
In BloodFever MacKayla Layne is still in Dublin. She now lives in the bookstore owned by Jericho Barrons. Jericho is still an enigma and it's hard to figure out what his intentions are. Is he protecting Mac or is he using her for evil purposes. In this story you will get some more glimpses of Mac and Barron's relationship. Will it just be the relationship of protector and protecte or will more develop between the two?
Mac continues to be Barron's OOP and they find some more fae objects. One object in particular is the Sinsar Dubh. The Sinsar Dubh is a book that has the potential to control fae and human, but Mac and Barron's are not the only ones seeking it. The "man" who murdered Mac's sister is also close on their tails and it's anyone's game.
More interesting characters and some old ones will appear again. Mac keeps seeing a ghostly specter and it seems to have some form of consciousness. On the other hand Mac thinks she might be loosing her mind and seeing shadows. As Mac and Barron's battle the dark side will we ever figure out who Barron's really is? I keep thinking he might be the Unseelie King, but who knows.
BloodFever was another compelling read and had me up to the middle of the night. Ms. Moning drew me in and didn't let me go. The characters have depth and are not easily read, which makes them read and at times pretty nasty. I just love how Karen made so many twist and turns in BloodFever and I can't wait to see where the story goes next. When you have a cast of characters that are never telling the full truth it's always a surprise to see what's around the next corner.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning returns with the second novel in her scorching-hot, undeniably sexy "Fever" series, continuing the chronicles of sidhe-seer MacKayla Lane and the world of the immortal Fae. After a brush with death and a taste of the mind-bending evil of the Sinsar Dubh, a book of dark magic, Mac faces an even greater threat: not only are Lord Master's Unseelie minions trying to capture her, but a murderous, inhuman enemy wants revenge - and is determined to kill the last living O'Connor Null, at any cost. Thrilling, seductive, and throbbing with the heat of a sensual and mysterious Otherworldly realm, Bloodfever is just the second book in the series that fans of paranormal suspense are already feverish for.