Review: Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

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Review: Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

"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 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.

Title: Shadowfever
Author: Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever
Published by Delacorte Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: January 18, 2011
Genres: Fantasy Romance
Pages: 594
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Stars: five-stars

Karen Marie Moning

This review originally posted on January 21, 2011. I can still say Barrons is the most alpha male I’ve ever read. I still think he’s an ass. None the less once you pee (and I’m not talking waterworks kinkery either) a circle around your girl while feral and out of your mind you get to retain that position. So until a hero comes along that does something more Neanderthally caring and possessive Barrons will get to keep that title.

I also have not moved on with Karen’s books, nor do I intend to. I HATED Dani. She was annoying and I wished death upon her while reading the Fever books. There were many characters from the Fever books I would love to catch up on, see where life has taken them. That is not something I will ever do from Dani’s point of view.


I have been waiting very impatiently since March 6, 2010 to get my hands Shadowfever. I even drove to New Orleans, Louisiana to get this book in my hands a day early and autographed. My one question that I had to know above all the questions that this book has presented was….. What is Barrons? Well, I quit caring about that early on. A new question was presented. I never even fathomed that this could arise as a question. What is MacKayla? This book is full of surprises. There are so many plot twists. At one point I gave up on trying to guess who was good, who was evil and who was in it for their own advantages. I just held on and waited for the outcome. This phase of the book has an enormous number of players. I really have no clue how to review this book. Shadowfever is the continuation of the previous four books. Numerous questions are answered, only after new ones are introduced. I will tell you what questions are answered though.

Will MacKayla get a Happily Ever After?

Who killed Alina?

What is the beastly noise in the garage?

How did the Sinsar Dubh get out of the abbey?

Who is the traitor at the abbey?

What/Where happened to Christian?

Why is dreamy eyed guy coincidently at so many places?

Where has the missing Unseelie King been hiding?

Where does V’Lane fit in the scheme of the events that have taken place in the previous books?

Jericho Barrons


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