Thursday, November 22, 2012

Review: Blood Fever (The Watchers, #3) 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…

Wolff did it again!  I was so anxious to dive right into this one after the way the second installment ended that I could barely contain my excitement and anticipation....somehow I managed to take a few deep breaths and slowly open up to the first page.  From there I flew through the pages and forgot about everything else going on around me.  All that mattered was finding out what would happen next.  And for me, that's one of the easiest ways to realize that a book or series or author is going to rank high on your list of favorites.  If a book can get me to want to block out the outside world, or have me sad when I have to close the cover because it's too late and I can't possibly function the following day if I don't get to sleep pronto, well that sums it all up for me.

Drew is once again the low man on the totem pole in so many ways and there is so much going on in this installment that I couldn't believe she was able to keep up.  She gets herself a new roommate that had a somewhat different experience when coming to the island.  She's got herself bound to a vampire, and nice or not that's a serious issue that she's forced to come to terms with.  And the vampire who at one point (while still scary) was on her side and looking out for her, may have changed his tune.  And did I mention the bodies that were piling up while all of this was going on?  As if that wouldn't be enough on it's own right?  Wolff had me anxious, tense, swooning, anxious again, and at some points very sad.  All in all, while it was a crazy roller coaster I'm yet again hoping I don't have to wait oh so very long for the next installment in the Watchers series.

I gave Blood Fever (The Watchers, #3) 4 shamrocks!!!!

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