Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Fever #4
Published January 2011 by Delacorte Press
594 pages
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Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Series: 1. Darkfever 2. Bloodfever 3. Faefever 4. Dreamfever 5. Shadowfever*
Source: Friend Loaned
Challenge: All Series, All Summer

“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. (Source: Goodreads)

*WARNING* May be SPOILERY or not.

This edition in the series ran me through the gamut of emotions. It starts off so sad. You find out who Mac stabbed and killed. You should have a pretty good idea of who. But her grief soaked into my bones. Then enter frustration and annoyance. Sometimes the incessant detail and droning on and on about…how will she survive? How she changed? Her new mission…yada, yada. Less yapping and more something, anything.

Then BAM! Barrons makes everything better. It gets fast and heated and I couldn’t put the book down. There is SO MUCH that is revealed in the process of finding the Sinsar Dubh. It is dark and haunting. But you can feel yourself getting closer and closer to the end or the truth that you forge on. The truth is so shrouded in twists and turns. Moning describes it all in such rich detail that I was pure warn out by the end. I can’t even imagine where she is going to take us in the next 2 books.

Sad. Frustrated. Hot. Haunted. Tired. Sums it Up.

5 responses to “Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

  1. There are going to be two more books?! Reveal your sources! I was a bit disappointed by the last book…but I’d love me some more Barrons…

    P.S. I think your final words sum it up perfectly. Those were my exact feelings!

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