Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Review: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Source: I bought a copy
Series: #5 (and final) in the Fever series
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance (Adults Only)
Synopsis 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.
 My Thoughts

*Cries* I'm so sad this series is over! I'll say it again, do yourself a favor and read this series in order.

Shadowfever is the conclusion to MacKayla Lane's story, but I'm definitely wanting more. Don't get me wrong, KMM wraps up the series quite well, I'm just sad I don't have anymore Mac and Barrons to look forward to. Every question is answered in Shadowfever, what Barrons is, who is Alina's killer, will the Sinsar Dubh be contained, ect. I think one of my favorite aspects of the whole series is MacKayla's transformation from small town girl to strong, assertive woman. I'm going to miss her!

My one complaint is, even though I didn't want the series to end, (and don't hate me for this!) I think Shadowfever was maybe 50 to 100 pages too long. For that reason I'm taking off half a star.

My Rating

This counts as book 11 towards:


  1. Loved this series! I feel the same way you do, a lil too long & OMG I am gonna miss Barrons.

  2. I loved this series. I read the whole book in a day and I would have still read it if it was twice as long. the more of Jerrico the better. I was happy when I saw how long it was honestly. Im the type to where if its amazing the longer the better.



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