On my third run through Blood Fever, the second book in the Fever Series, I am once again addicted as if it is the first time I am following KMM (Karen Marie Moning) as she describes Mac's journey through the Dublin streets. KMM has built an intriguing world filled with plot twists that startle and leave you searching through previous books in the series, to try to piece together why you didn't figure that twist out before it happened!
Mac's journey and relationship with Barrons continues to grow and you will see the bond strengthen as they continue their search for the Sinsar Dubh. What happens?, Who do they meet?, Who's brother is that!? and Theona did WHAT?!!! are only some of the questions you will be on the edge of your seat waiting for an answer on.
This second installment is definitely credit worthy, get ready for a ride
Now that I have gotten past the first installment I have enjoyed the change in Mac and her relationship with Barrons.
Lover of all books, especially Romance!
This book picks up nicely from the first no wondering where the story began from the first, all time was accounted for which for my wondering mind was a relief. I enjoyed this book more than the first which is saying a ton. I love this series and so I am partial. Here is the deal if the first book wasn't your thing, this won't be either so don't buy it. Save the monies and try something else. If you liked the book and are curious about what happens next, buy it you will enjoy it.
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Bought from Audible
Story Rating: 4
Audio Rating: 3.5
What I Loved: The whole 2nd part of the book! Once the action stepped up a notch, it was non-stop from that point out. The fact that Mac isn't in a love triangle is also very refreshing. Oh I get that there are lots of men interested in her and she has very strong reactions to each of them but it doesn't feel like a love triangle. This feels more like she is trying to stay alive, decide who to trust, and figure out what her life is going to be like in the future. Something everyone has to go through when life changes in unexpected ways.
What I Liked: The first part of the book was needed to give us perspective on all the players in the game. The pacing was a little slow but I think it reflected what was going on at the time. The build up to the 2nd half was done methodically and well. It was enjoyable getting into Mac's head a little more. Also I like how mysterious Barrons is and how annoying that is to Mac. Her reactions are very real to me and she has every right to flip between trust him or don't!
Audio specific review: The narrator still takes some getting used too. She made Mac sound older and Jericho sound very grouchy. Plus I noticed that many of the men sounded very similar so you have to listen very closely. However, her pacing is very well done and once you get the voices they are very easy to listen too.
Why I gave it a 4: I would listen/read this book again.
Who I would recommend it too: This is an Urban Fantasy novel through and through. There isn't an HEA but you kind of get the idea that someone that has been introduced might be her HEA. I think PNR readers will like it too because of the paranormal aspect.
Lot of fun
Story line was light and easy to follow. You didn't have to work hard to follow along (that probably sounds odd but some books if you don't completely pay attention you get LOST)The best part was it was PURE fantasy and some of it was a bit hokey but that had me laughing. Least interesting was the parts that were supposed to convey 'sexual tension.' That is what had me laughing out loud. Pretty silly but in a fun way
It's been a while (can't remember her name) but it was the lead character.
Not in this book... no
Just enjoy it and don't try to think to hard about it....
Creatures, Choices, Alliegence
What happened in the cave with Mak and Barrons. Her epiphanies at the end.
Comparable to the first Fever series narration.
I have read it at least 3 times and listened to it once. I am sure I'll listen to again.
Nothing. I really don't like her as Mac. She just sounds too old to portray her and her southern accent is way too phony. I live in South Georgia and I do not know anyone who sounds like that. It sounds like she should be reading Gone With the Wind.
Most definitely ranked in my top 10 list.
Verbal scuffles between Mac and Jericho.
Towards the end when Mac starts hopping around like a boxer. Kicking petunias.
The scene with her sister at the beach.
I fell in love with this series right from the start. Mac started out as a sheltered, ditsy blond girl and ended as a take-no-crude-from-anyone woman. I listened to the audio books and then read the hard copies. They are that good. My daughter and I are both hooked.