Jul 3, 2013

Review--Blood Fever by Veronica Wolff


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 get involved, but she can’t seem to leave her roommate to fend for herself.

Luckily, Drew has other things on her mind—like vampire Carden. A blood bond to a brawny, eighteenth-century Scottish bad boy tends to preoccupy a girl. And though she’s still figuring out what this bond means, one thing has become clear: She craves him in a major way.

But then bodies start turning up on the island. All the evidence points to the existence of a rogue vampire, and the sinister vampire Alcántara is gunning for Carden, even though Drew has proof that Carden had nothing to do with the murders. Now she has to find the true killer—without endangering Carden, Mei-Ling, or herself…

A one-day read!! I truly treasure these kinds of days! They're just so fun, to have accomplished a whole book in one day...it'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 books! She can kick some major ass! And now she's got herself a vampire tied to her. Sort of. After saving Carden's life and giving him her blood, a bond has formed between them. She craves him, wants him. There are some pretty intense moments between them and Carden wants and craves her just as much as she does him, but yet...I just couldn't feel any romance between them. Sure, there are steamy moments that make your toes curl, I just wasn't feeling it. Guess I'm too hung up on Ronan!

Drew gets a new roommate this time around, Mei-Ling. She's fifteen and completely musically gifted. But yet, there's not much else to her. When Mei tells Drew that Otto, the one who brought her here, forced her to come, Drew is baffled. Mei explains that she watched him kill her boyfriend and then had her family threatened to death if she didn't come to the school. Drew wonders why the vampires would take Mei when she obviously would be missed by her family. Like her, the rest of the students are outcasts of a sort. Ones who wouldn't be missed once they disappeared. And even after finishing the book, I still can't understand what it was about Mei that the vampires wanted.

People at school happen to be dying, by having their blood completely drained. Obviously the work of a vampire. Could it be Carden? Drew doesn't think so, but that means there's a rogue vampire on the loose. Drew decides to do some investigating to find out who's to blame before eyes start to turn to Carden--who's at the school as a "special guest".

Once again Veronica gives us an action packed read! Although, I was a mite disappointed that Ronan didn't garner a lot of page time. He was only there briefly, to my dismay. Carden's great and all and I do love his personality. He's spunky, yet still dangerous and oh-so sexy, but he just doesn't have the mysterious air that Ronan has.

The ending was freaking OMG wowzers!! Like WTFreak man?! Luckily I have the next book in line to read but with the upcoming holiday it might be a wait til Friday for me to start it. Needless to say, the ending was shocking in the jaw dropping sense! There were quite a few deaths, this school is definitely no Hogwarts and it's every girl for herself!

I highly recommend reading this series if you're looking for an action packed YA read! Drew is a different kind of heroine who wasn't skilled with the kick-ass-ery, but has learned. She's got brains and talents! I look forward to seeing the rest of her journey and survival at this school where it seems everyone wants to kill her. She ends this chapter possibly with even more enemies! There are still so many unanswered mysteries to this series that I cannot express how excited I am for each and every new addition! Glad I waited to read this one now that I have The Keep at the ready!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Eeeps! This looks so good(: Great review!!



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