Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
Everyone in Dublin would like a piece of MacKayla Lane. Having accepted her gift as a sidhe seer, or one who can see through fae glamour, she’s focused on getting answers about her sister’s murder and trying to fulfill her last request — to find and protect an ancient faery relic. She’s made an alliance with the strong, rough Jericho Barrons. He’s helped her this far, and that isn’t going to change.
In Bloodfever, Seelie Prince V’lane works to convince Mac to help him and his queen. (Barrons really hates this, though we don’t know the details why.) In addition, Mac seeks out other sidhe seers only to discover they will only accept her if she vows obediance to them and hands over the only tool Mac has to kill the dark fae.
And those are just the “good” ones. Add in a detective convinced Mac had a role in his brother-in-law’s death, the Lord Master is still on the loose and what sure looks like the Grim Reaper hanging out just past her window.
Mac has to sort out who she is now, her role in this war against the fae and who, if anyone, is safe to trust.
Karen Marie Moning picked up the pacing with Bloodfever, and it works. There’s this constant feeling that you need to hurry forward in the novel, because something dark is nipping at your heels. Barrons takes a stronger protector role, which Mac fights the entire time. Their chemistry is palpable and I am dying to see what happens when they really give in to it.
(We’re officially on board with the Fever series. As a matter of fact, we were happy to be reading the book on our Nook so we could download Faefever (Fever #3) the second after finishing Bloodfever.)