Early Review: Blood Fever (The Watchers #3) by Veronica Wolff

July 27, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

*This title will be released on August 7, 2012*

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Blood Fever

(The Watchers, #3)
by Veronica Wolff

Genre: Paranormal YA | Excerpt: No
Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Parannormal

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (August 7, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 045123703X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451237033

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Kissing. Attempted sexual assault

Description

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME —

EVEN IF HOME IS WHERE THE DEAD LIVE.

It’s the start of the fall semester, and a new crop of Acari and Trainees has 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…

Review

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 and harder to ignore.  They are both suspected of the murders and if their bond is discovered, they won’t live long enough to prove their innocence.

BLOOD FEVER, the third book in Veronica Wolff’s The Watchers series is the best installment yet.  Drew is shedding the last remnants of her weak, victimized former life.  She has fully embraced her training to one day become a lethal vampire Watcher–if she lives that long–and now has the skills to draw some unwanted attention from the vampires and other students.  As with the previous books, the violence level is high.  Expect plenty of bloodshed and vicious attacks on par with THE HUNGER GAMES.

Balancing out the constant threat of death and dismemberment, the romance is also heightened in BLOOD FEVER.  A few potential love interests have been circulating in the previous books, but one emerges clearly this time.  I flat out loved how this romance developed.  No insta-love here, instead there is a lot a caution and doubt and plenty of attraction to make both parties loose their head in several delicious encounters.  Plus there’s the added mystical nature of the bond that keeps Drew constantly suspicious of her own desires–though never in an angsty, annoying way.  She’s a smart girl who’s getting smarter all the time.  She wants to make sure her heart in involved and not just her hormones…and in the case of the vampire, that he hungers for more than just her blood.

Danger, desire, and intriguing mystery fill every single page of BLOOD FEVER.  Wolff clearly has an endgame in mind for this series and based on the hints and revelations so far, the next book in The Watchers series titled THE KEEP which will be hitting shelves on April 1, 2013, promises to be killer.


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2 Responses to “Early Review: Blood Fever (The Watchers #3) by Veronica Wolff”

  1. cinful1121

     I was fortunate to receive an ARC of this book so I too have read it and like you loved it. I really enjoyed your review as well as agreed with what you wrote. Great job :)