Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review - Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever (Fever, #5)Title: Shadowfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Pages: 594
Series: 5th (Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, Dreamfever)
Published: January 18th 2011 by Delacorte Pres
ISBN: 9780385341677
Source: Library

Description: 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. 

I Give This ...


It's so hard to adequately review series books.  I often feel like I'm repeating myself when it comes to characters and events.  With this series especially, I feel like I'm way to repetitious. So what do you say about the 5th and final book in a series...I'm going to give it my best shot.

Mac was extremely interesting in this book.  Her whole demeanor changed after the events of the 4th books.  I'm glad it wasn't long lasting because I felt this character was not the answer to finding the Sinsar Subh.  Without giving away too many spoilers, things aren't always what they seem.  And I think it really shows how Mac feels about certain people.  And damn him all to hell for thinking otherwise. 

There are some events that lead to startling discoveries.   Who learn who/what Barren actually is(was).   And it's completely not what I thought.   We learn a lot about the sisterhood and maybe some truth behind it's purpose and its origin.  We also learn some really interesting things about Mac.  The story really waivers back and forth between who she might really be.  And while I never believed she was really the Seelie King, there is defiantly interesting evidence pointing otherwise.  

While there are some fast moving sections, I often wondered why this book was so long.  There seemed to be parts that really rambled on for nothing.  I think I might have enjoyed the book just a little more had it been shorter.  I'm giving the book a 4 ratings because I was satisfied with the overall ending and the journey we took to get here.  Now, I just need to decide how much the next series she's written will tie into this one!

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