Sunday, January 23, 2011

Shadowfever: Que Sera, Sera

"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 that 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 that contains the power to create and destroy worlds.

Making the Grade: A

For My Thoughts

Well the wait is finally over and the “Fever” has abated...for now.

Shadowfever with it’s epic twists and turns, OMG, WTF??? is going on, head scratching moments is one book that I think wrung every emotion possible from me while reading it.

I am happy and sad for the end of Shadow fever at the same time. Happy to have been able to experience the “fever” phenomenon and sad that my love affair with the sexy Jericho Barrons is over. Never has a character in a book so totally captivated and held my action as the enigmatic Barrons. I feel as if I’ve said good-bye to a lover and good friend I may never hear from again *sniff*.

From heart-wrenching despair to unbelievable hope in the impossible, betrayal, terror, laughter and ever lasting love each turn of the page brought fresh emotion. And just when you thing Moning can’t possibly have any more surprises up her sleeve, she kicks it up a notch and fries your brain one more time with the complexities of her story of Fae and mortals and immortals.

I think anyone who has read, been invested in and eagerly anticipating this fifth and final book will be happy with the outcome, having most of the loose ends tied up in a neat rainbow coloured bow. Did we get all he answers? No I don't think so, but I can put this book to rest and be satisfied with the ending. Besides Moning has stated there is still more Fae story to be told, so she has to keep some things under wraps.

If Shadowfever was a ride at the fair it would be the biggest, baddest, most thrilling roller-coaster ride one could ever take. And when it was over, you’d be back in line asking to do it all over again and again.

So farewell Barrons...until we meet again...even if it is only in my dreams!

Thanks for the ride!


Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

Awesome review! I was very pleased with SF, I had a few problems with it, but overall it was an awesome read!

Julie said...

Very nice review Judi! Loved this book. Loved.

The Book Pimp Blogs said...

Julie: I was just so glad for the HEA and all the Mac and Barrons scenes. I pray we haven't seen the last of those 2!

Larissa: Ya there were a few problems, but the outcome more than made up for it.