Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning
Guest Review by: aprilp999
by Karen Marie Moning
Pros: It is a perfect blend of suspense, romance, action and humour.
Cons: You have to read the first book ‘Darkfever ‘ before this one to get the full picture.
Mackayla is a normal young woman (in a sort of Clueless sense) who is thrown into the ever changing world of the Sidhe when her sister is killed (in Darkfever) and she meets the sexy Jericho Barrons. She discovers quickly that she has an unusual gift… she is a sidhe-seer.
Which means she can see the fairies for what they are, regardless what glamour they try to use. Which in this day and time, is a dangerous gift. She needs the mysterious Jericho Barrons to keep her alive long enough to unravel the death of her sister. In a foreign country, with little money, and knowing no one, he is her only hope. But can he be trusted. The sexual tension is so thick in this book you could cut it with a knife. Everyone has a secret agenda and no one is sharing anything with Mackayla. This book is full of suspense and humour. It has the perfect blend of action and romance. I am waiting breathlessly for the next book from Karen Marie Moning.
To say the least, I love this entire series. I started reading Karen Marie Moning with her books entitiled ‘Dark Highlander’ then ‘Immortal Highlander’ and finally ‘Spell of the Highlander’ (she has a ton of books in the Highlander series but these are the best) You can read them in any order and they stand alone well. However I found that in this order you get a fantastic view of the world Moning is creating with her books. One of the reasons I love this author so much is that even though her books can be read by themselves they also all fit together nicely with Darkfever and Bloodfever. The only negative thing I have to say is that the Highlander series does get a little repetitive, in that ‘romance novel’ sort of way.
If you read Darkfever and Bloodfever and love them as much as I do… you should definitely read the three Highlander books listed above. The Highlander books also explain more about the Sidhe queen, her disappearance, and gives us a hint at what Jericho Barrons could be.