In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh - a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over both the world of the Fae and of Man.
Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae who can turn sensual arousal into an obsession for any woman, and the ever-inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious.
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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"Moning's delectable Mac is breathlessly appealing, and the wild perils she must endure are peppered with endless conundrums. The results are addictively dark, erotic and even shocking." (Publishers Weekly)
"Spiced with a subtle yet delightfully sharp sense of humor...delectably dark and sexy." (Chicago Tribune)
I started the Fever Series immediately after the Highland series. It has some similarities (a few characters) but ultimately - not the same style of writing or storyline development. It rambles on at times and each book in this series does not end. It basically stops in a mid-thought. I've always hated books that basically "force you" to purchase the next installment to reach the end of the story. I have completed all in this series and everyone is the same - no ending - a lot of unanswered questions, and a lot of repetition since the writer is trying to fill the reader with the information from the last book. I wish publishers would stop this practice and create a 1000 page book that starts and finishes without the repetition (or here's a thought - end each book with a decent ending). Overall, I really like this author but I really dislike this series.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Bloodfever is what I would call an easy-listen contemporary fantasy with a mystery component. There is no romance or sex, but there is action and moderate violence. It doesn't have a cliffhanger ending but it doesn't have a satisfying conclusion either, leaving multiple questions to be answered in future books. I really liked Book 1 (Darkfever) but, for some reason, didn't care for this book so I won't be continuing further in the series.
You should really hear Book 1 before you listen to this book, as there is a lot of interesting and important background information. If you skip Book 1, there is about a 10-minute synopsis at the beginning of this book, but it's very condensed and you will need to listen carefully.
NARRATION - Reader does a pretty good job, but it's just an average performance.
BOTTOM LINE - This is probably a good fantasy story, however I'm learning this is not a genre I particularly enjoy.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi lover who mostly refuses to read books without their audiobook counterparts. How else can a girl get any housework done?
Absolutely! Actually, I already have recommended this to several of my friends and they loved it! The storyline is intriguing and I love Mac and Barrons! I found that these books get better and better. The story is slightly slow-building, so stick with it. You won't regret it.
All the other books of the FEVER series and the spin-off called ICED. Honestly, I can't think of anything that I can truly compare this to. Yes, there are other books out there about the Fae, but this story is absolutely unique in its own right.
This is the only negative thing I can say about this audiobook. Joyce Bean is not right for Mac or this series. Her voice for Barrons is terrible. She makes him sound like a creepy old leprechaun. I found that I eventually got used to her voice though, so it didn't bother me after a while. The good thing is, you only have to deal with her as a narrator for one more book. After that, they bring Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante on board as narrators for the rest of the series and holy cow, they are simply outstanding!
I had many laugh out loud moments, mostly because of Barrons. :)
No, I really really disliked how the narrator portrayed the male characters voices. Jericho Barrons is supposed to be this hot, strong, masculine man every woman fantasizes about...the fantasy died with Joyce Beans version of his voice. I'm still pushing forward because Phil Gigante is in the last two books.
So far Jericho Barrons, he's mysterious, strong, smart...what's not to love about him?
OMG It could have been a million times better with Phil Gigante doing the mail voices. I would purchase this audio book and listen all over again if Phil Gigante narrated the mens voices.
I started out listening to ICED and fell in love with Natale Ross and Phil Gigante. This narrator was a disappointment but knowing Natalie and Phil are narrating in the last couple and hopefully all future, books, I'm willing to listen to the story.
i loved everything about the story, just not the narrator.
i guess i would compare it to the other books in the fever series. i dont think i could compare these books to any others, it is a very unique storyline.
the narrator's voice, accents, and intonation were not right for the characters. she sounded too old, and her voice for barrons sounded like an old lady which kind of ruined the story. the performance would have been better with a male and female narration like the audio cds were done.
The story kept my interest up. I was wondering what would happen next.
When Barrons finally came for Mac in the caves was my most memorable moment. He helped Mac eat the unsellie and she magically was healed and then finally got rid of that make believe vampire.
Fake southern accent
Great story regardless of the reader's over to top accent. Book 2 is also read by Joyce Bean but the rest are read by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante. Loved them!
When Mac decided that eating an unseelie was a must do.
I followed all the highlander series books and this was just the next step up. Tied in the previous series subtly yet nicely! Great Job! Quick Read
Overall I enjoyed Bloodfever and thought there was good potential for a series. I can't say that I love the main character, Mac, she's a bit annoying and very much out of place in the stories environment. I'd like to see where this story goes but I wasn't crazy about the narrator either.
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