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Review of Bloodfever – Book Two – by Jennifer J. (check out our review of the first book in the series, Darkfever)

After learning the identity of her sister’s killer at the end of Darkfever, MacKayla Lane is out to avenge her death in the second installment of the Fever series entitled Bloodfever. Mac has now traded in her pastels and pinks and wears sexier, edgier clothes in black. Her blond hair is now short, curly, and black to complete her new look. When Mac’s father arrives in Dublin to take her home, he barely recognizes his youngest daughter. Now an employee of Barrons’ Books and Baubles, Mac has created a new life for herself and refuses to leave Dublin with her father. Though it breaks his heart to leave her there, Mac cannot be persuaded otherwise.

Though Mac still doesn’t trust Jerricho Barrons, she must stay in Dublin to find out more about her birth mother. After her father reveals that the terms of their adoption included never letting their daughters set foot in Ireland, Mac’s curiosity is piqued. Sidhe-seers are rare, but after encountering a young girl who can also see Fae, Mac learns there is an organization lead by a mysterious older woman named Rowena that battles Fae. Mac must decide whom to trust, and none of her options are looking very good. Should she stay with Jerricho, especially now that she’s discovered he is hiding something mysterious underneath his garage? Should she turn to Rowena, even though the woman left her to die twice in the past? Or will the Fae prince V’lane seduce her with his glamours and appealing promises?

[amazonify]0440240999[/amazonify]Between Darkfever and Bloodfever, Mac has evolved quite a bit. She’s not the only one, though–the more that she discovers about the various Fae creatures, the more we as readers learn about them. Mac’s glossary is also included in Bloodfever, containing new terms and expanding on ones that we learned about in Darkfever. Like in the first book, Mac and Jerricho are still searching for the Dark Hallow called the Sinsar Dubh. The relationship between Mac and Jerricho is getting more and more complicated, and Jerricho is just as mysterious as he was in the first book.

I really love the direction that Karen Marie Moning’s series is taking. The characters are fantastic, the plot is fascinating, and the setting is breathtaking. I especially loved the glimpse we get of Faery in this book. I hope to see more of it in future books, as well as the return of some of Mac’s potential suitors and even some of her enemies.

Check back for our reviews of more MacKayla Lane novels coming soon!

Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She occasionally dabbles with her own fiction writing, particularly with the Young Adult and Paranormal genres. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and daughter.

Review and giveaway copies were provided free of any obligation by Dell Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.