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Blood Fever (The Watchers #3)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  1,127 ratings  ·  88 reviews

It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees have descended on the Isle of Night. Watcher training has intensified, and Drew has a new roommate named Mei-Ling. But Mei-Ling harbors a dangerous secret that drove the vampires to abduct her against her will. Drew knows she shouldn’t
Paperback, 290 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by NAL Trade
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***** - SPOILERS - *****

I feel like I'm watching The Vampire Diaries every time I read the books of these series. PEOPLE DIE ALL THE TIME. IN EVERY SINGLE ONE. It makes me a little sad but it's also, like, awesome. I'm conflicted. :/

Drew. I loved Drew again. Same as always. She's smart, funny, brave, strong, and I just want to be her friend. But not while she's on that isle and supplied with weapons...she's scary!

Ronan. Why do I feel like there is never enough of him? Probably because there


MY RATING: 4.5 Hearts

Not since reading Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead have I enjoyed vampires so much or found them so addicting! But hot tamales, this series just keeps getting better and better. The idea of vampires living in secret on an island and “capturing” young girls to turn them into watchers, in order to guarantee their survival, was different and very thrilling to me. I was fascinated by the concept of this series - that was why I decided to read the books - and I think t
YESS!! Veronica Wolff has done it - it's like she heard all my grumbles about Vampire Kiss and fixed it all. Everything. Blood Fever is where the Watchers series finally takes off. Like a rocket, it is just impossible to predict what Wolff will do to us next - make us laugh, cry or go into nervous shock.

So what happens to Acari Drew and her fellow birds in Blood Fever? THEY ALL DIE. Muahaha. Not really. Though a lot of characters die in this book, and if you think you can guess who will die and
I seriously have so much love for this series I can barely put it into words. It’s snarky and quirky without being over the top and it’s so so incredibly violent but not unnecessarily so and there are fangs and lust and impure thoughts abound. I can’t get enough. It’s new adult before there was new adult but without the somewhat squicky romance that can come with it. Drew’s still only 17 but Wolff doesn’t shy away from more romantic situations and feelings for the sake of age. As if 17-year-olds ...more
This series keeps getting better and better! I enjoyed the first two books in the series but to me, they simply felt like an introduction to heroine Drew’s vampire world. And that’s to be expected, right? Everything is new and needs to be explained. However, in BLOOD FEVER, the third of the series, the story line really starts to warm up as the characters face battle after battle.

For all the young characters, school will never be the same. The fact that they’re attending a special vampire school
I really enjoy The Watchers series. I like Drew. She is an awesome character. I love that she thinks for herself and I also love how independent she is. I love that she wanted to break off the bond and that she tried to fight it.

Carden was also a pretty interesting character. I think that he might be my second favorite actually. Mostly because he isn't like the other vampires on the Isle and that even though he wanted Drew and was bonded to her, he was willing to give her what she wanted. Alcan
Jessica (a GREAT read)
A one-day read!! I truly treasure these kinds of days! They're just so fun, to have accomplished a whole book in one's just the best feeling ever! Only a fellow reader would understand this euphoria! Veronica Wolff's Blood Fever, the latest in her The Watchers series was a pretty good read! I really love Drew, she's such a great heroine!

I think what I love most about her is her journey. She starts out as a brain who has no physical abilities whatsoever, yet she has come so far in three
In this third installment of The Watchers (don't know how many books she is going to write, there is at least one more), Drew has returned from her mission, bonded to a vampire. A sexy and Scottish one, at that. While she craves him, their bond must be kept secret or the consequences could be devastating. At the same time, someone is murdering girls, leaving their drained bodies behind to be found. And when Drew's vampire is framed, she decides to do something. Beside investigating the murders a ...more
after an intense German training, vampire Alcantara sent Annelise on her first mission, to rescue vampire Carden. but instead of following the instruction of informing vampire Alcantara at a particular timing, she rescued vampire Carden on her own when things got dangerous for the both of them. since then, the duo created a bond, forbidden especially by vampire Alcantara, who fancied Annelise and hoping to bond with her.

third book into the series focus on Annelise relationship with vampire Card
Wow! This was awesome! I can't wait for the next book. I am just baffled at some of the things that happened in this one. Did Al really care for her or want to control her. There really isn't a reason for her stay now. He wants her dead. Her only allies are dropping like flies and now she has a new enemy. Keeps getting better. Still team Carden.. There wasn't much of Ronan this go round, but we will see him soon I'm sure! I definitely recommend this series.
Amanda Gill
Fresh from her mission Drew must fall back into the grove and figure out how to keep her bond with Carden a secret. This proves to be more difficult than anticipated as they can't seem to stay away from one another. Drew must work extra hard to keep others from finding out or she'll be the one to pay the price. This highly addictive dark series just keeps pulling you in with new characters and new developments with Drew and the rest of the trainees and vampires. I am intrigued with the potential ...more
Larissa :)
It doesn't mention Ronan.......


Won't stop me from reading it though......


Well, I liked it. Caden won me over a tad, not going to lie. But I can't still help liking Ronan, even though he was pretty much non-existent in this book.

Still a really enjoyable book this one, LOVED IT!
Lea (YA Book Queen)
Despite the fact that I hadn't read the previous two books (couldn't locate any copies, unfortunately), I still found this one easy to understand and enjoy. Very good story, and Drew is an awesome protagonist.

Full review coming soon...
Delanie Slattery
I wasn't a huge an of the last one, but wanted to continue with the series to see where it was going, and basically figured out that no one has any idea. It almost felt like there was no goal or really any climax. Drew has no focus and is kinda wishy washy, with all the guys in her life, in the first it was Ronan (who has my vote) then in the second Josh and Alcántara and then in this one it's like none of then exist because now she is bonded to a vampire. Then the last three chapters are a comp ...more
GOSH, I cannot wait any longer !!!


Hmm, it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be :(
This continues to be a fun and entertaining series. Drew and Carden- I heart this! Can I get an entire book of just swoony Carden and Drew scenes? More people die, seriously will anyone be alive at the end? Ronan plays his smallest role yet in this book, kind of missed him. What to do about Alcantara? He lost all of his sexy factor and just became a total creep. The kiss he planted on Drew, gross! Drew's new roommate, Mei-Ling, love but still some mystery surrounding her. I hope she turns into a ...more
Kelsey Mitchell
I give this book 4/5 stars because I really liked the plot in this book, but I hate/love the ending. I'm completely enamored with Carden. Despite that, I don't really get the whole "Ronan angle" of the book; For instance, he shows up at the most random times. As well as in the first two books there seemed to be something going on between them, but Annelise doesn't think twice about him. The book also had a few boring parts, and I wish that the book had more twists . Overall, though, this book wa ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: A more engaging sequel, the heroine’s eyes are open to the truth of the vampires’ intentions.

Opening Sentence: His mouth.

The Review:

In Veronica Wolff’s third installment of The Watchers, Blood Fever comes back with a darker theme. While I was beginning to think that I may be too old for the series (I am in my 30s), Wolff brings a more adult vibe throughout the story. There is definitely more danger around the corner on the Isle of Night. An
I was intrigued when I received this book for review because the description seemed so kick-ass. In this third installment of The Watchers series, Drew has bonded with the Scottish vampire, Carden and their bond is getting pretty serious. Meanwhile, Drew is roommate-less until new girl Mei-Ling shows up, having been kidnapped and forced into the Isle of Night. Drew becomes her protector when things start getting out of hand on the island - people are being murdered and drained and plenty of peop ...more
Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.

In Veronica Wolff’s third installment of The Watchers, Blood Fever comes back with a darker theme. While I was beginning to think that I may be too old for the series (I am in my 30s), Wolff brings a more adult vibe throughout the story. There is definitely more danger around the corner on the Isle of Night. And luckily for me, I was able to read about it right away.

Blood Fever begins at the start of a new semester. Fall brings new Acari recruits and trainees. For the
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It’s official, The Watchers is my new favorite YA vampire series. Not since Richelle Mead‘s Vampire Academy series have vampires and human interaction been so dangerous and so addictive. The training at Isle of Night has never been more deadly as it’s not just the teachers and fellow students that Drew has to worry about. Someone or something is slaughtering people all over the island, and Drew’s secret and accidental bond with Carden is becoming harder
Bailey (IB Book Blogging)
BLOOD FEVER is an epic follow-up to the first two exciting books in the Watchers series. Wolff has proven herself with frightening vampires with ulterior motives, but in BLOOD FEVER, she shows that not all vampires are evil. Sexy Scottish vampire Carden will have girls swooning and vying for him and Drew. The stakes are raised even higher in BLOOD FEVER, so if you were a fan of the first two books in the series, this one is right up your alley.

Drew is back in BLOOD FEVER and as fierce as ever. H
What does Acari Drew do when she is secretly bonded to a vampire, has feelings for Ronan that she doesn’t understand, has another master vampire after her and gets a new roommate? Drew isn’t finished with her training on Eyja næturinnar or the Isle of Night. She is training to become a watcher, who will help protect the vampires. The training is intense and a lot of girls have died, including Drew’s old roommate, which made her the only occupant in her room.

Then she gets a new roommate, Mei-Ling
The Watchers series is one of my absolute favorites. Veronica Wolff has crafted a world that is so enticing - it's brutal, intense, and there is one heck of a story in it. With each book, my love for the series becomes more and more! Blood Fever was the best book in the series so far and now the long wait for book 4, The Keep, begins!

I just love the characters - Drew is such a badass, strong heroine, which I really admire. Drew's new roommate, Mei-Ling, was such a great character! You expect he
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

It's a new semester on the island, and Drew has a new roommate, Mei-Ling. She's different from the other girls as she didn't chose this life. The vamps stole her as she has something they covet. Knowing the girls on the island will chew her up and spit her out, Alex is determined to look out for Mei-Ling. But babysitting her roommate is the least of her problems. Since rescuing Master Vampire Carden in the previous installment, Alex has been
Veronica Wolff’s The Watchers Series is not your typical vampire story and actually steers away into a different direction that will surprise readers. The series’ approach in the vampire legacy is refreshing and unique. It has its own original plot line which gives the series its edge. In the third installment, Blood Fever, the author manages to take the story to new levels. The action gets more raw and in your face and the romance is steamier. Drew and Carden’s relationship gets serious and the ...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Stepping in from mythology to vampires, it is very easy to get into the book. Picking up right where the last book left off, I'm back on the island, trying to survive.

Right, so the plot. It pretty much began as I thought it would and I quickly settled in for an easy read. I wanted to plot to be much more than what I thought, still it was okay. The plot for me didn't really waiver from what I already read before.

The biggest changes were mostly made in the characters. Drew is growing and becoming
Wolff is one talented and imaginatively sadistic author; BLOOD FEVER had so much more bloodshed, action and, not surprisingly, romance! (Carden!! GAH!) Everything was back more intense, and the storyline was a little more complex with a confuddling riddle at the end!

Drew is back at the Isle of Night after her hard-won mission with Alcantara, at which one mysteriously attractive Carden McCloud was rescued. Drew's having a tough time dealing with the bond that she unknowingly forged with McCloud,

I rate this book 3.5. The theme of this 3rd installment is still the same as the two previous installments. Nothing is changed. Teenagers are brought to the isle to train as hard as they can in order to survive the entertainment they perform for the vampires who rule the island. Annalise Drew is a 17-year old teenager who is very intelligent academically. She may be smart, but she is also stubborn, foolish, and reckless. She loses her wits when her hormones are jumping up and
I love this series i was kind of getting bored with the vampire books it always kind of the same 17 year old girl meats vamprie guy they fall in love there is another vampire guy = LOVE triangle or something along the line.
This book is not different from the other books from the series, but i feel like it got less action all though not really if you think about it, It maybe because i read the other 2 on after another and this a couple month after.

I really like that Veronica doesn't turn this int
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Other Books in the Series

The Watchers (4 books)
  • Isle of Night (The Watchers, #1)
  • Vampire's Kiss (The Watchers, #2)
  • The Keep (The Watchers, #4)
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“The world doesn't revolve around you, Drew."
"Well, my world does.”
“I wouldn't let him distract me. "Your accent gets thicker when you're being...improper."
"Improper, is it?"
"Indelicate?" He waggled his brows just before her rounded a corner, disappearing into shadows.”
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