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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Released: January 18, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Rated: Adult

“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.

What I thought:

It has been a long and agonizing wait for the final chapter in the Fever series. The wait was well worth it! The craftiness that KMM weaved the story with, I lost count of all the twists and turns. When I thought I had it figured out she managed to pull the rug out from underneath me again! It was brilliant. It is very true what others have been saying, it will not end the way you think.

This is really a great piece of workmanship. This wasn't one of those reads where you can figure out where the story is going and sit tight to enjoy the ride. This is a read where everything is called into question and as the story unfolds you are amazed at how Moning was able to blind side her readers into a twist that you couldn't have conceived. Brilliant ending. And even better, a hint that there may be other books set in the Fever series. I can't wait to see what else KMM can cook up for us!

My Rating:


Jessica said...

GREAT review! I finished it yesterday as well and LOVED it!! And there was just surprise after surprise for me. A lot I wasn't expecting. Haven't read the others in 3 months and regretted reading them so soon at the time, but oh well!! Loved your review!

Aimee said...

Thanks! I haven't read the first ones in about a year so I was hoping I wouldn't be totally lost! But it all came back to me!

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