Saturday, February 5, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - SHADOWFEVER by KAREN MARIE MONING - FEVER SERIES #5 THE MOST AWESOME BOOK SERIES IN MY WORLD




“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

By : Karen Marie Moning
Published By : Delacorte Press
Release Date : Available Now
Details : Hardback , 594 Pages


RATING:  5 BARRONS STARS OUT OF 5 STARS,  IF I COULD GO MORE STARS I WOULD!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

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.


BOOK REVIEW:

How do you do a review of Shadowfever without spoilers? I shall attempt to do this, I know I can. It's a book of long awaited answers to the mystery of it's characters and story  .

I can't thank Lisa Sanchez , author of 'Eve of Samhain'  ( pronounced Sowwhen) and 'Pleasures Untold',  for recommending the first 4 books, enough. Thanks bb!!!! It would be so sad to know that this series and I could have been like , ships in the night, passing each other but never meeting.

Oh , the emotions you will feel reading 'Shadowfever', the final book in the series. Lisa recommended to me having the following items before reading:

Alcohol - to calm myself as intense read.
Pillow - to punch or scream into ( I had excellent European sized pillow that worked a treat)
Tissues - To dry the eyes... :( :( : (

I aptly named this , ' The Shadowfever Kit'. I have past the kit information on to my friends. Who are very serious about putting their kit together, LOL!!! ....and so they should be:D

The emotions I felt when reading this book were, WT!!!!, O.M.G!!, sob!!!, I laughed, I was POWed!! stunned like a deer in headlights, absolutely flawed...the list goes on. My pillow got punched!!! My kit got used!! But most importantly I was totally satisfied by all the answers and reasons. Karen , you are a writing Goddess!!!

Mac's character has grown from Darkfever (MAC 1.0)  to Shadowfever ( MAC 5.0)  , so well.  Barrons character has always been written with so much strength and power you felt when reading him. The story from 'Darkfever' to 'Shadowfever' ,  was the most challenging, well thought out book series , I  personally have read. I like an easy read like the next person. I love reading YA, Middle level, Hot Tamale reads. This series is just something else. It kept me so entertained. The discussions for weeks, months , that I had with bloggers, friends, other readers was alot of fun with all the theories thrown around. The classic question being , 'what is Barrons?'

I love , Dani's character. It maybe just me, but when I read her I had a voice for her in my head ( don't laugh, I am very sane)  her dialogue which really set her little character apart from the other sidhe-seers , would be in my head when reading and it made her character a lot of fun to read.

I thought Karen Moning did the most magnificent writing to get 4 books of answers and mystery to be totally satisfyingly answered in one book. She did not waste words. There were very intense times where I just had to read slowly as the story unravelled, details were thoroughly written in black and white.

I did shed a tear ( I always knew I would ),  when I read those words.....'The End'......but!!!!....there were 2 more words that followed which made me also go WT!!!!????...then I read the acknowledgments ( as I like to do) ...and then!!...I read , 'About The Author', (as I also like to do)  and there it was written in black and white...a hope..I had a grin from ear to ear, the words....."and is currently working on a new series set in the Fever world and a graphic novel featuring Mackayla Lane."........oh I can't wait:D




Michelle

3 comments:

  1. So glad you love the series as much as I do!! It's the best! Great review!

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  2. Hey Lisa,

    Tis' a most AWESOME !!! book series:D
    Barrons ..grrrrr or is that purrrrr..lol!!

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  3. Shadowfever is the long awaited conclusion to Karen Marie Moning's Fever Series. MacKayla Lane AKA Mac, after the huge cliffhanger in the last installment Dreamfever, is about to finally get answers to all her questions. What did happen to her sister, who is Jerrecho Barrons and more importantly just who is MacKayla Lane and how is she supposed to save the world?

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