Paperback - 368 pages
ISBN 10: 0440240999
ISBN 13: 978-0440240990
Released: August 26, 2008
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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Fever Series
1. Darkfever (book review)
3. Faefever (book review)
4. Dreamfever (book review)
5. Shadowfever (book review)
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....
So it took me about a week to finish BLOODFEVER--not because I did not enjoy this story, but because I was trying to be a good aspiring author and get some revisions done. Then, before I knew it, I had to read and review an ARC tour book, and then Mac and Barrons kind of just backed off. It wasn't until I spoke with a fellow blogger that I gave in to the urges to finish this damn book.
And holy crap, the cave scene made it SO worth it. I swear, I think with each book I read in this series, there will be one scene that will haunt my mind forever. So far, we've got: the roof scene and the cave scene. I can't wait to see what FAEFEVER has in store for me.
I originally started jotting down some commentary on Barrons and his oh so detestable/delicious behavior. For one, I was laughing my ass off in the first half of the book due to his jealousy. Here's one line I had to hunt down, just to include: "All right, from-the-fuck-whom, Ms. Lane?" (pg 103). I love that, despite how out of context this quote is, anyone familiar with the unique language belonging to Barrons instantly knows it's him. I also thought it was hilarious how grumpy he gets the second he realizes Mac's been talking to another man.
One of the things I look forward to while reading this series is the fact that Mac and Barrons fight and argue like an old married couple. They piss each other off, they glare, they have silent conversations--but when the situation is dire, we see a whole new side to that relationship. I'm talking the cave and the events that happen down there.
My laptop battery is about to die, so I'll sum my thoughts up: while DARKFEVER was good, BLOODFEVER totally blew me away. I enjoy the philosophical commentary, I love the banter between Mac and Barrons, and I love how Mac is growing as a character. Some people think Barrons is a douche, and believe me, he is, but for some reason, I can't help but adore him. I've said this in my last review, but as a book character, I love his personality. In real life? Not so much.
So far the first two books in this series are ones you NEED to add to your TBR right this second. I'll let you know about the third, but I believe it's going to be grouped in the same category ;)