This is my second time reading Bloodfever and I enjoyed it once again. The difference between Mac in book 1 and 2 is significant in my opinion, which is what led me to continuing the series. Many important things impacting the rest of the series occur in this one, although prior to re-reading it I could not have told you specifically what happened in book 2, 3 and the beginning of 4 because they all run together in my mind. You start seeing a different side of Barrons in this one, but whatever side he may be exhibiting Barrons is my favorite character of the series. Mac is always slightly annoying in her way but you grow to accept her.