Book Review: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Fever #5
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Pages: 594 pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Published: January 18th 2011
Review Source: Purchased
Available: Amazon
Summary: “Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.

Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

We finally get the conclusion to the Fever series. The author does not disappoint when it comes to this finale. The plot continues to give us so many twist and turns. Just when it seems you think you know, you get the rug pulled from right under your feet. Many thing keep getting unraveled and binded again and again. This was my only issue with the book, I felt it was all thrown in this last book everything we have been waiting to find out. My sister in law describe it perfectly with me yesterday on the phone, we both read it at the same time. She said "This 5th book is just like a Spanish soap opera, the last day of the show is when they cram everything into 1 hour." I completely agreed with her, that was exactly how it felt while I read the book. I still think the way the author write is excellent, I really can't name tomany that give you what she gives you in her words. The suspense, emotions, intrigue, and passion is well balanced. The book finally does answer all that has been going on, but don't you think you have it figured out until you read the last couple of pages. The character development through out the series until this final chapter is great, I really enjoyed how each character stayed true to themselves and grew. What is the best part of reading these books, I will have to say its the emotion you feel from each character the way the author writes it.

I will try and talk about the plat and characters a bit without spoilers, which will be hard of course. MacKayla has grown to be such a strong indepent woman in a matter of month since she moved to Dublin. I think MacKayla and Katniss from The Hunger Games are my favorite females in books for the strength and fight in them. Mac discovers Barrons secret and well everything begins to unravel there. We learn of new secrets and new deceptions. We also know certain people are not who they are or think they are. They are still on the hunt for the Sinsar Dhu or at least we think they are or is it chasing them.

If you do decided to read this series, make sure you either buy the whole series or have a way buy the book instantly. The cliffhangers are intense and you want to be able to have the next one in line so you don't yank your hair out. This series is not, I repeat not for the YA audience.

1 comment:

  1. I love this series. I have yet to read it buy I have heard that it is good. Thanks for the review.


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