Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I snuck this one in when I was supposed to be reading something else because I couldn't wait any longer. I absolutely had to know how this series ended. This book delivered and failed. I can't really explain it. The plot was everything I hoped it could be and so so much more. It brilliantly and skillfully written. It satisfied on so many levels. I'm not sure why I'm disappointed - maybe that it's over?? - or maybe some failing of my recollection. The book starts at exactly the moment that the last book ends. There is no introduction, no replay of events. The story starts and hopefully you keep up. There were numerous references to events from previous books, which is always where my short-term memory fails me in a book series. Overall, the book was a page turning lose all track of time read.
Book Series: Fever Book 5
Synopsis: 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.