Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Review: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever is the final installment in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning from Delacorte Press.

Book Blurb:

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 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.

My thoughts:

Shadowfever brought Mac’s journey to a close - with the combined efforts of the sidhe-seers, Fae, Seelie, Unseelie, Druids and Barrons.

Truths as well as Lies - were revealed. Secrets were unveiled and torments laid to rest.

Overall, I was satisfied with the ending to the Fever series. Everything was wrapped up nicely. I was surprised by a great many things - some I liked better than others.

One thing was left open - Dani. I wonder if she is going to get her own series. I’d read it. :)

I give Shadowfever 4 out of 5 stars.


Blodeuedd said...

Skimming since I have read nothing at all. But a positive grade is all i need

Stephanie said...

Michelle, KMM's doing a series with Dani, Christian, and Ryodan.

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