Review: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Posted 25 February, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 0 Comments

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by: Delacorte Press on January 18, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 594
Source: Purchased
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"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 that 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 that contains 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 that haunts her dreams? More importantly, 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 make a choice that will either save the world...or destroy it.

A climactic finale to an unbelievable series! I was left heartbroken at the end of Dreamfever but Karen Marie Moning totally redeemed herself from her usual jaw-dropping cliffhangers with this one! Shadowfever is an emotional and thrilling ride I did not want to end!

We finally learn more about Mac’s origin and the long awaited truth about her sister Alina’s death. There’s one revelation after another, some which are heart wrenching and others which are just totally unexpected and shocking! I thought Mac and her continuous lamenting hindered the book at times but it wasn’t enough to keep me from devouring this final chapter in the series! The only expectation I had for this book was a little more romance between Mac and Barrons towards the end and unfortunately was left wanting. I was satisfied with their “happily ever after” and the way things turned out in the final chapters.

I can now say that n the end…after all of the secrets, betrayal, loss, blood, sweat and tears…

My Fever has been sated!!


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