Bloodfever

Bloodfever

Book - 2007
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Moning's feverish Fae finds that in Dublin the walls are coming down between Man and Faery. That means that the Buffy-like services of MacKayla Lane - the 22-year-old Georgia-born sidhe-seer (or one who can see the Fae) and slayer - are required.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780385339162
Characteristics: 303 p. : maps ; 24 cm.

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ldusername
Sep 17, 2020

This is the second installment in the story of Mackayla. She is a fun and bubbly character and her banter with Barrons is quite amusing including their silent conversations but the story took a darker turn in the second half. In Darkfever her innocence was slowly being chipped away, here the process is certainly accelerated. She has no illusions about those around her, all of which lie to her yet she is still caught by surprise at times. She does go through an altering experience leaving her at the end half heartedly clinging to her old self for how long?
The books will get even darker from here I am sure.
Barrons is my favorite character though. He is an intriguing enigma. His machinations are quite brilliant and so is his dialogue.
He is the main ingredient that makes this series addictive.
Everything he says us a nugget of wisdom.
The plot was generally tight except for one detail how on earth does Ryodan not know Barrons name?! Completely illogical on many levels.

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kiml00
Jun 21, 2020

I guess by book 2, I was starting to have enough of Mac’s rambling. Yes, she doesn’t trust Barrons or V’lane. She mentioned that about 10 times in the first book and again in this second book. Also, I can’t remember what new things she discovered in this book that moves the story forward. It felt like this book could cut out a lot of rambling and get on with the story so that it’s more like boom 1.5 instead book 2. I guess the author wants to build Mac’s character?!? MAC was a lot more reckless in this book too even though she said she’s supposed to be experienced with what’s going on. Does she ever learn anything? Her redeeming character is that she can be quite clever in certain situations and not a full time bimbo. The magical Fae storyline is interesting but wish it would go on with that. I thought V’lane was supposed to be a major character but he barely appeared in book one and only once in book two. Other minor characters has more “book time” than V’Lane. Hopefully he will get more scenes later on to make it more interesting.

DBRL_KrisA Feb 10, 2019

A pretty decent continuation of the Fever series. As with the first book, Mac alternates between a hardcore badass and a prissy pretty girl. Some of the sex talk is, um... earthy? Crass? Definitely out of character for little miss petunia-instead-of-ass. And I'm so over the attitude Mac and Barrons give each other. So many things could have been resolved so much more quickly if these two had stopped their pissing match and just, y'know, talked. Just filled each other in on things that were happening.

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nidofito
May 19, 2016

Sorry, ladies. I'm not really seeing the appeal of Barrons. He's an ass. An enigmatic ass, but still an ass.

And the story takes forever to start. I'm pretty sure I zoned out on many of Mac's ramblings. The writing's not the best, I'm afraid.

The world of Fae is very interesting, but as of right now, there are too many unknowns, and it's kinda bumming me out.

Monikan21 Feb 15, 2015

Book 2 of Fever series, preceded by Darkfever and followed by Bloodfever. The story continues where Darkfever ended, with Mac searching for answers on her sister's murder and finding more questions. Barrons is still an enigma. I see now that it will not be possible to put these books down until all are read.

forbesrachel Sep 11, 2013

The plot of Bloodfever does not advance much, and few of the main questions are addressed; like Alina's death, who the Lord Master is, what Barrons is, etc. This is done in favour of building up its characters, especially Mackayla; a necessary step in preparation for the coming volumes.
Essentially, book one was about Mackayla losing her place in the world, while book two is about her finding her new place in it. She may be more insecure, and still unsure of her identity, but as she learns about her powers, she becomes more grounded in her reality. As she herself changes, the frequency of her amusing remarks grows (ex. "blood and green goo are no friends of detergent" pg 24).
Whereas Darkfever focuses on setup, this one focuses more on building relationships between the characters. Mackayla's reactions to the idea of romance are priceless. So many girls want to get swept away by a hot, mysterious, or brave male, but she backs away from these. She notes that she is part of "sex is just sex generation" pg 38, but has come to realize that she wants something more worthwhile, a true love type romance. The men that surround her, especially the death-by-sex Fae V'lane, do not match this ideal. She acknowledges that the things these guys do are what someone reading the romance genre would love, but calls them out for what they are; a particularly interesting view coming from a character in a cross-genre urban fantasy/ romance title. It makes her all the more likable, because she is not playing hard to get, but is hard to get. At the same time she is also a bit of a hypocrite, completely denying any potential feelings she has for Barrons.
Barrons becomes more mysterious, getting a new roster of powers, while continuing to have those spells that make him act... different is the only way to describe it, as the author has yet to reveal what he is. There is the slightest hint that he too is changing, becoming more conscientious of Mac's state of mind. He is also starting to get possessive towards her, and is very irritated any time she has anything to do with V'lane.
V'lane, who becomes a more prominent character certainly cannot understand her. He is fascinated by her, and so tries to teach her about the Seelie culture to a degree, his alien qualities are what inhibits trust between them though.
Lastly, Mackayla meets Rowena, head of the sidhe-seers, and immediately they butt heads. Rowena will do whatever she can to stop the Fae, but that includes risking the lives of others. Mackayla is learning that she needs to hold onto this human quality, or risk turning into more of a monster than the Unseelie are. In her diary she nicely sums up these key players, and how she fits into the scene, certainly all want to use her for their own purposes. She quickly picks up on the evade and interrogate style of speech that they all use, and answers do trickle her way.
Other characters are given brief introductions, but for now their roles are unknown.
Once again near the end, Mackayla does something to place herself in danger, and more so than last time, a few lessons are knocked into her. At last, the Maullece thread gets tied up, and then, the author leaves things on a cliffhanger.

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dolphinwolf
Apr 13, 2013

Series continuously keeps you reading and wanting to get the next novel right away.

LaimaA Jan 03, 2013

This is even better than the first in the series. Mac is learning the ropes and I love how street smart and hardened she's becoming. And the girl can sass like nobody's business. Her interactions with Barrons always amuse me. So excellent.

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CaitlynnNoelle
Apr 01, 2012

She is Awsome!!

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vwruleschick
Mar 19, 2012

Mac was your typical everyday girl, but all that changed one night in Dublin when she saw my first Fae and got dragged into a world of ancient secrets and immortal beings called Fae (Seelie and Unseelie).

In her fight to stay alive and find out who murdered her sister, Mac must find a million-year-old book of the blackest magic called the Sinsar Dubh which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by a caste of good and evil surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust. Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men. V’lane is an immortal Fae Prince and Jericho Barrons who is a man as irresistible as he is dangerous. Though who will she trust? or will it be neither?

Now the walls between the two are coming down and Mac is the only thing that stands between them. As the Unseelie are to make their escape into the human and forever change the race of humans.

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