Shadowfever (Fever #5)

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I read this book back in early March. March. And I left one of those little notes saying that I was going to compile my thoughts and would be back soon to write a review. Well, um, it seems it took me a bit longer than I thought possible to get over everything I experienced with this series. Truth be told, I'm still reeling from it.

Unlike a good few other readers, I didn't nab each book as it came out and it wasn't until around the time that Shadowfever was being released that I actually picked up the first book - Darkfever. But I read them all in the space of a week. I honestly don't know how I would have survived if I'd read each book as they were released and I'm just thankful that I didn't have to wait between that dreaded cliffhanger at the end of Dreamfever and the final book. How did some of you cope This series is an addiction in every way. The last time I became so addicted to a story and its characters was back when I was watching Buffy.

This is a book and a series that I feel very strongly about and, because of that, I want to say what needs to be said to get everyone to read it. What can I tell you Well... there's a heroine who both kicks ass and paints her nails Barbie pink, Mac is the perfect mix of strong and feminine. Don't let Kristin Cashore kid you that those two don't mix, Mac will prove you wrong. If it weren't for Barrons I'd probably have developed a literary crush on Mac instead. Ah, but Barrons...

Apparently a few women don't like Barrons and I suppose everyone's entitled to their own opinion but...


I'm joking. Sort of. Maybe. Anyway, I happen to think Barrons is one of the sexiest characters in any book I've ever read. He takes crap from no one, he seems serious most of the time but he's got a wicked sexy grin when he wants to. I like how KMM didn't make him into some hero, she never tried to redeem him and made it clear that Barrons has no time or need for redemption. He's the biggest, baddest alpha and he loves it... and you know you do too!

But I'm going to sell this series all wrong if I'm not careful. This isn't a paranormal romance, it's an urban fantasy. The key difference being the quality of the story and mythology. Don't go thinking that it was just these awesome characters that kept me mesmerised for the full five books. There's mystery and supernatural creatures (yes, they're fairies but DO NOT let that put you off), there's murder and the dredging up of past secrets... it has everything.

This series is one of my all time favourites. It can make you laugh and make you cry. There's smut (woo!) without making it a book all about sex and there's well thought out mythology that is never boring. What else can I say Read it.

“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.
Expand text… – 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.

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