Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

Posted March 20, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 4 Comments


From Goodreads: I used to think my sister and I were just two nice southern girls who’d get married in a few years and settle down to a quiet life. Then I discovered that Alina and I descend, not from good wholesome southern stock, but from an ancient Celtic bloodline of powerful sidhe-seers, people who can see the Fae. Not only can I see the terrifying otherworldly race, but I can sense the sacred Fae relics that hold the deadliest of their magic. 

When my sister was found dead in a trash-filled alley in Dublin, I came over to get answers. Now all I want is revenge. And after everything I’ve learned about myself, I know I have the power to get it….

MacKayla Lane’s ordinary life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland’s shores and was plunged into a world of deadly sorcery and ancient secrets.

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 worlds 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….

Bought from Audible
Story Rating: 4
Audio Rating: 3.5

What I Loved: The whole 2nd part of the book!  Once the action stepped up a notch, it was non-stop from that point out.  The fact that Mac isn’t in a love triangle is also very refreshing.  Oh I get that there are lots of men interested in her and she has very strong reactions to each of them but it doesn’t feel like a love triangle.  This feels more like she is trying to stay alive, decide who to trust, and figure out what her life is going to be like in the future.  Something everyone has to go through when life changes in unexpected ways.

What I Liked: The first part of the book was needed to give us perspective on all the players in the game.  The pacing was a little slow but I think it reflected what was going on at the time.  The build up to the 2nd half was done methodically and well.  It was enjoyable getting into Mac’s head a little more.  Also I like how mysterious Barrons is and how annoying that is to Mac.  Her reactions are very real to me and she has every right to flip between trust him or don’t!

Complaints: None

Audio specific review: The narrator still takes some getting used too. She made Mac sound older and Jericho sound very grouchy.  Plus I noticed that many of the men sounded very similar so you have to listen very closely.  However, her pacing is very well done and once you get the voices they are very easy to listen too.

Why I gave it a 4: I would listen/read this book again. 

Who I would recommend it too: This is an Urban Fantasy novel through and through. There isn’t an HEA but you kind of get the idea that someone that has been introduced might be her HEA. I think PNR readers will like it too because of the paranormal aspect.

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Other Books in this Series:
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
Faefever (Fever, #3)
Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
Shadowfever (Fever, #5)


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4 responses to “Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning (Audiobook) (Rating 4 Wine Glasses)

  1. Melissa (Books and T

    I haven't heard the audio version. Hm… don't know if I would like a female narrating Barrons anyway.

  2. Danny

    Ok I won't even start telling how much I LOVE this series but rather tell you that the audiobook will get incredibly better with Dreamfever. What I hated about the first 3 narrations was Barrons voice and accent .. but with Dreamfever they add Phil Gigante to narrate together with Natalie and .. .OH MY GOSH this is an awesome audio experience!! If you love audios then you have to listen to Dreamfever and Shadowfever – incredible!!

  3. Missie

    But Barrons is grouchy… well actually he is more cantankerous than anything. LOLAnd yes, it was a change of pace with the romance in Mac's life. She wasn't concerned with it. She had revenge on her mind.

  4. ladystorm

    I liked this book also, the one I don't really care for so much in the series as I am reading it is Faefever..really didn't like the even though I have dreamfever to read something just told me I needed to step back and take a fever break. πŸ™‚ Hope you enjoy the next one.