Saturday, 11 June 2011

A review for Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

Posted by Jessica
Published Date: January 18th, 2011
Finished Date: June 11th, 2011
Format: Hardback
Pages: 594

The Blurb from Goodreads: “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.

The Review: I didn't want it to end! There are no words!! I have no words!! Shadowfever is epic and full off epicness!!! 

I'm...I' so in LOVE with Barrons that I'm still thinking about him. There hasn't been a male character that has made me feel like this in a long time (aside from Jace Wayland,but he's a whole other epicness). Barrons is LOVE. LOVE is Barrons. Period.

Talk about 'saving the best for last'. KMM definitely exceeded with Shadowfever. Absolutely. No doubt. So many twists, so many turns, right ones, wrong ones, confused ones. OMG the confusion that this book left me in sometimes...I wanted to throw this book at the wall! It had be questioning EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING! 

This final installment lived up to all my hopes and expectations. The story line/plot was amazing, so well thought out, that it just made me want to get inside KMM's head and just see how this woman did it. I don't know, but she's a bloody genius! GENIUS! 

The ending was perfect, exactly how I wanted it to end. I was glad Mac got her Happily Ever After, I was glad that Shadowfever showed WHY Barrons acted the way he did in the previous 4 books, I was glad he turned out to be a good guy in the end. The shocker about V'lane was one I didn't see coming, it left me stunned. 

I'm sorry that this review sucked, but its just that epic that it renders your speechless. It really does. I'm going to leave you with these words that really, sum up Shadowfever and the Fever series itself...:

Absolutely Astonishing! 
Mind bending. 

That's it. That's all I have to say. Except thank you to the girls that pushed me into reading these books, you were right. And I love you for it. I reccommend EVERYONE reads these books. I urge you not to judge the first one harshly, because you'll need to keep reading the whole series to actually realise how immense and wonderful the Fever Series actually is.


Elodie said...

I'm so glad you liked this series Jessica =) !! It is, since I read it, one of my favourites book series ever !! I miss Barrons and Mac .. I've heard Karen Moning was going to write a short story from Barrons' POV !! How great !

Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Yes! I just loved these books- I couldn't concentrate on anything else while I was reading them, and went around with a goofy grin on my face thinking about Barrons! Definitely a 5/5.

Jen said...

I think this is my favorite book of all time! I couldn't have dreamed of anything more satisfying.

Jen at Red Hot Books

Book Passion for Life said...

Elodie-I miss Barrons already. I keep staring at my book on the shelf lol. Yep there will be a POV from Barrons. It's because he won ultimate alpha against Jace Wayland. The scene is a sex scene with Mac from his POV which will be VERY interesting lol.

Shadowfever was probably the best book of the series and the best I've read so far in 2011.

bex said...

It was awesome, wasn't it?! I LOVE this series. It actually felt as if I had even more questions than before, lol. But awesome, definitely.

And I have to say I so saw something coming with V'lane and I had the though, but was all "Nah, that can't be it". But sure thing--it could! ;)

I love books when you don't have words.

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Book Passion for Life said...

They are amazing Bex-I honestly didn't see the V'lane thing coming. That was a shocker. These books were so awesome, that I found myself wanting to sort of hate Barrons-but couldn't-and liking Darroc and Cruce. What the hell is that about?! Lol. Love Barrons though, I'm still thinking about him now. The ending to Shadowfever was perfect. It kind of made me giggle at the thought of him cooking lol.