Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bloodfever (Fever, #2)” as Want to Read:
Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bloodfever (Fever #2)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  62,580 ratings  ·  3,396 reviews
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 world of the Fae and of Man. Pursued by Fae assassins
Audio CD, 0 pages
Published October 16th 2007 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2007)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bloodfever, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
The Holy Terror
I don't like Mac. I don't like Barrons. I'm not even really enjoying the story. So why keep reading, you might ask. Masochism? Some vague sense of loyalty toward friends on here who constantly berate me with, "Keep reading, it gets better!!!" Or, is it really just my obsessive compulsive NEED to see how something ends? Probably a little of all three.

Once we get into the meat of the story, it's very plain to see that Mac hasn't changed, although she sure would like us to think so. She goes on and
Shelby *wants some flying monkeys*
Mac Version 2.0

Mac has started to change, she originally was that southern Barbie girl who loved pink, cute accessories and fab nail polish.

That girl is still inside her battling with the new Mac she is becoming. Why is she changing? Because every time she turns around someone is either lying to her or some Fae petunia-hole is trying to kill her.

Then we have Jerrico Barrons. He tries my nerves a bit in this book...and then in the last 50 or so pages-I get hooked.

The tension between him and Ma
Kat Stark

First Book: Darkfever

Third Book: Faefever
Fourth Book: Dreamfever
Fifth Book: Shadowfever
Sixth Book (Dani's POV): Iced

And because once again everyone has reviewed this book in some way, shape, or form. I'm going to be doing mine to the theme of The Pokemon Theme Song :

I want to be the very best,
Like Alina never was.
To kill off faes is my real test
To defeat them is my cause.

I will travel to Ireland,
Searching far and wide.
Each stupid fae to understand
that Barrens you fucking lied.

Je-ri-cho, (
Dec 10, 2014 Tatiana rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all fans of urban fantasy
Recommended to Tatiana by: Kat Kennedy
Updated 12/10/14
Oh, poor me, drowning in mysteries. It's still fun to read, even knowing who is what and does what why. It actually shows how well planned this whole series had been.

First I want to thank Kat for recommending this series to me. So far it's been exceeding my expectations and I hope it will continue doing so.

In this installment MacKayla Lane continues her search for Sinsar Dubh, a powerful Unseelie artifact containing the deadliest Fae magic. She is recovering from the ordeal she
Possible minor spoilers if you haven't read the first book and if any of my random ramblings turn out to be true...

At the beginning of the book, we join Mac just after she finds out that she was adopted. Immediately, she begins to act like her parents just dropped off the face of the earth, and she starts referring to her sister as her only real family. Her attitude instantly turned ungrateful. Yes, she was just being a drama queen, but I know for a fact that you can love someone who isn't relat
WARNING: Every quote in this review is a spoiler or a mindfuck.

UN-WARNING: If you haven’t read the entire series, you won’t understand a single one and nothing will be spoiled for you.

“Barrons has something the rest of us don’t have…there’s something that never crawled all the way out of the swamp. It didn’t want to. It likes it there.”

“Far beneath me, in the marrow of the ground, something bayed.”

I nodded. “You?” He didn’t sound Irish.
“Little of this, little of that. Nothing special.
Kat Kennedy
The second installment of Bloodfever is intense, powerful, dramatic and clever.

We see a great deal of character growth from out favorite characters as well as a progression in the plot, albeit a small one.

The writing is, as always, stylish and immersive. The world is complicated, mysterious and intriguing.

Overall, this book is a fantastic second installment in what is an amazing, refreshing and enjoyable series.

PS. I'm either going to kill Barrons sooner or later, or do very, very, very naughty
4.5 stars.

This one starts off where Darkfever finished. Mac is still in Dublin, trying to find out who killed her sister and why she was killed.

She is still living in Barron's house. Her parents are not happy and they want her home pronto.

“One day you may kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find breadth is of little consequence.”

They are still on the lookout for the Sinsar Dubh.

Who can she trust? The strange creatures are still everywhere.

“The first promise we had to make ….. was that u
Things are heating up for the Fever series!
No sophomore slump here!
It's a strange new world out there and the rules have changed: It's every princess for herself.
Ive discovered why I've been sucked into this series. I can't predict or classify the characters. In a world where literary characters are painfully formulaic, Karen Marie Moning is blazing her own wild road with this series and I'm just happy to be taken along for the ride.

I read this entire book cover-to-cover in a single day...
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
4 What-the-BLOODY-Hell Stars


"It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for.[...]There are only shades of gray. Black and white are nothing more than lofty ideals in our minds, the standards by which we try to judge things, and map out our place in the world in relevance to them."


An obsessed man(?) with dangerous secrets.
A seductive prince with his own agenda.
A ruthless Grand Mistress.

And in the middle of this deadly game of chess where the lives o
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
First reread with my girl Tanya, January 2015.

Original rating: 4
New rating: 3.5

You know how this is going to go right? My first review for this book was written just two months ago so don't you expect me to write another one so soon. Hey, I have a life outside of GR you know (well, more or less). All you'll be getting from me is another episode in the Fever Freak's Facts of Life (abridged version).

Fact #1: Rainbow Mac still has some serious growing up to do.

She's doing better but needs to realiz


More action, more suspense, more fear, more doubt, more evil, more darkness; all of these elements sure don't make Mac's life any easier. But while the world is turning more evil, she is gaining more knowledge and strength and one thing she makes sure to never lose is: hope.

"Hope is a critical thing. Without it, we are nothing. Hope shapes the will. The will shapes the world. I might have been suffering a dearth of hope
Lindsey Rey
[4.5 Stars]
guilt·y [gil-tee]
1.characterized by, connected with, or involving guilt: guilty intent.

pleasure [plezh-er]
1.enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.

Bloodfever [bluhd fee-ver]
1. see above.


Dear Mac,

Quick question: (view spoiler)
Ok ok… I'm starting to get it. This second installment was Much better than the first. It has lots of action and with all the mayhem it gets pretty hard to put down. The mystery, though, is still there picking away at my brain cells. We got no real answers in this one, especially from Barrons. Only more questions. Which ended up being ok because the book is fully loaded and it couldn't possibly all fit in here. Plus the anticipation is kind of fun.

Mac is becoming more independent and grown up wh
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

5 Stars!

Question: When you're one of the few people who can do something to fix a problem, just how responsible does that make you for it?
Answer: It's how you choose to answer that question that defines you.

I really can't understand why I only gave this book 4 stars the last time that I read it. Basically, I think that any book that I feel compelled to read not once, not twice but 3 times (so far) has to deserve 5 just has to b
Jennifer Kyle

”Question: When you’re one of the few people who can do something to fix a problem, just how responsible does that make you for it?

Answer: It’s how you choose to answer that question that defines you.”

This second book of the series had a ton of surprises and reveals as well as… you guessed it a million more questions. Mac is still living at the Barron’s book store and working with Jericho tracking down all those relics.

Mac find herself in some crazy situations, as well as some steamy ones (bea

A lonely boy. A lone man. Alone in a desert beneath a blood-red moon.

Gah, Ms. Moning can write! But it’s not in-your-face. It’s subtle. And I like it. You know what I love the most? I have no idea what ‘s gonna happen next!

This book continues the story from Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning. Mac is living in Barrons Books & Baubles, and after someone tries to kill her, she starts to work at the bookstore. As always, people, or things, are after her. Someone always wants to u
This book pleases me.


Inside me was a Mac I'd never met before. I couldn't dress her up. I couldn't make her take a bath. She wouldn't mix in pleasant society. I couldn't corral a single one of her thoughts. My only hope was she wouldn't suddenly sprout a mouth.
She was a bloodthirsty, primitive little savage.
And she hated pink.

Yes. I think I like this Mac - a fierce, mouthy sidhe-seer armed with a Fae-killing spear, a black getup and a blacker, curlier do. Positively noms.

I find it difficult to
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
Granted, Bloodfever seems to have less forward momentum than Darkfever, but I still loved it. I like this voyage of self-discovery that Mac is on. She is growing up the hard way. I think the first person POV works beautifully, because this is fundamentally Mac's story. Of course, Barrons is a huge draw. He's delightfully enigmatic, querulous, and his feelings for Mac come through clearly, even though Mac doesn't really get it. I think Barrons is crazy about Mac. He is very possessive of her, and ...more
Debra Anastasia
Are you freaking kidding me? I can not believe this author. I swear she types using only her steel plated balls. That's right. I bet she is banging away on her keyboard with a pair of hairy larrys. This book is fearless. I really would love to be in the room when she just said, " the hell with it, My main character is going to just face everything, all the time and be solid awesome throughout." her awesome sauce is so thick you could pave a road with it. This is my kind of book. I'm not ashamed ...more

It’s a little hard for me to write a review for Bloodfever, because I finished it and immediately started the audio of Faefever. I think I might confuse some of both books together if I try to summarize it for anyone. Suffice it to say that I’m hooked!

In Darkfever, Mac was a spoiled, naïve, and innocent young woman out to find her sister, Alina’s murderer. In Bloodfever, Mac has grown up a bit, whether she wanted to or not. She’s still the old-fashioned southern, pink, and sparkle clad woman wh
Re-read: 2014


Things happen in Bloodfever. Interesting things.
But none of them matter.
The only thing that matters is that Mac And Barrons finally have a hot Angry Make-out session.
That's what I took away from a 300 page book.

Original review: 2009
This book is even better than the first book in the series, Darkfever. I can't wait to read the next one! A big "Thank You" goes out to Jill for telling me to get all of the books at once, 'cause these cliffhanger endings would have killed me
Yeah, okay, I'm offically hooked. I stayed up until late last night to finish reading this book, and even then I was tempted to start reading the next book. I'm glad I didn't, or I wouldn't have made it to work this morning.

Well, what can I say about this book... I could fangirl (my default mode ever since I started reading these books), or I could swoon over Barrons (that pretty much takes up 98% of my day already). I just don't know. I feel like singing. For those who don't know me, that's lik
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Although it may not seem like it, this isn’t a story about darkness. It’s about light.

For now, we don’t get this eagerly awaited light, so we have to settle for the darkness. Which I absolutely love. I’m praying for it to last for another five books or so.

Now I’ll try not to get overexcited because I’ll probably end up scaring y’all. I seriously consider this series a masterpiece. I respect Karen Marie Moning so much. She managed to nail it with these amazing characters and intriguing plot. It
I have noticed that it has been years since I had read Karen Marie Moning’s first novel in her popular “Fever” series “Darkfever.” Now, I am back with a vengeance and I have just recently picked up the second book in the “Fever” series “Bloodfever” and it is as good as the first novel!

MacKayla Lane is back and this time, she and her new brash yet mysterious partner Jericho Barrons are searching for a mysterious book called the Sinsar Dubh which contains the darkest magic imaginable! But, MacKayl
Amy (Foxy)
What the feck is Jericho Barrons??

QUESTIONS and ANSWERS were flying all over the place. The more answers we were given the more questions it created! I'm thankful that at the end of the book Mac's journal was provided with her glossary terms. Hard to believe that only three months have passed since Mac received a phone message from her sister that turned her life upside down.
A bloodfever - as in I wanted blood, spilled for my sister. Spilled by my hand.
**Pre-review**(view spoiler)
Liz* Fashionably Late
First Re-read: November 2014 I'm still giving it 4 stars.

"One day you may kiss a man you cant breathe without, and find breath is of little consequence."

Buddy Read with a bunch of weirdos. Couldn't find better people to do it.

Mac is growing and learning. Never forget she has not only lost her sister but every certainty about pretty much everything since she came to Dublin and somehow she hasn't break yet. If anything, she's getting smarter, stronger. As the smart Tanya said "she's mournin
Jo ★The Book Sloth★

Beginning I would like to say how much I like how the charachters develop in the two books of the series I've already read. You can literally see Mac growing up, setting her childhood fantasies and dreams aside, getting over her "glam girl" persona, becoming more suspicious and aware of the world but not losing hope that one day she'll have them back. We see her former self trying for domination but the new Mac has other ideas.

About Barrons... The author gives us just enoug
Rachel E. Carter
Another great read by Karen Moning. Her way of dialogue and humor makes it easy to follow, plus BARRONS. I already wrote a rave review of the first book, so I'll just keep this one short & sweet: it's a keeper. Will be reading the others most definitely.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Are there any series similar or just a good as this one? 15 128 19 hours, 6 min ago  
¡ POETRY !: The Alibis Of Breathing 1 6 May 07, 2015 04:08PM  
Kenyons Minions: Bloodfever BOTM 3 18 Aug 01, 2014 10:00AM  
BR for the Fever Series Virgins continues 7 51 Nov 09, 2013 06:09AM  
Buddy Read Zone: Bloodfever (Fever #2) 753 67 Apr 30, 2013 07:48PM  
Book Recommendations 24 248 Feb 17, 2013 09:38PM  
Saucy Wenches Boo...: Fever Group Read--Bloodfever 3 20 Oct 11, 2012 07:58PM  
  • Unholy Magic (Downside Ghosts, #2)
  • Lying Season (Experiment in Terror, #4)
  • Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4)
  • Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #2)
  • Archangel's Kiss (Guild Hunter, #2)
  • Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, #2)
  • The Shattered Dark (Shadow Reader, #2)
  • Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3)
  • At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)
Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue Universit
More about Karen Marie Moning...

Other Books in the Series

Fever (10 books)
  • Darkfever (Fever, #1)
  • Faefever (Fever, #3)
  • Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
  • Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
  • Iced (Fever, #6)
  • Burned (Fever, #7)
  • Feverborn (Fever, #8)
  • Feversong (Fever, #9)
  • Untitled (Fever, #10)
Darkfever (Fever, #1) Shadowfever (Fever, #5) Dreamfever (Fever, #4) Faefever (Fever, #3) Beyond the Highland Mist (Highlander, #1)

Share This Book

“One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.” 3164 likes
“I was about to look away when he reached across the seat, touched my jaw with his long, strong, beautiful fingers, and caressed my face.
Being touched by Jericho Barrons with kindness makes you feel like you must be the most special person in the world. It’s like walking up to the biggest, most savage lion in the jungle, lying down, placing your head it its mouth and, rather than taking your life, it licks you and purrs.”
More quotes…