Monday, June 21, 2010

Review RADIANT SHADOWS by Melissa Marr


Melissa Marr


published April 20th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published April 2nd 2010)

Hardcover, 340 pages



Hunger for nourishment.
Hunger for touch.
Hunger to belong.

Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.

Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.

Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.

REVIEW: Wow, I loved this book! I was hooked right from the start, and stayed up late to finish it. This and WICKED LOVELY are now my two favorites in the series. I can't wait for the last one! (Melissa just announced a few days ago that DARKEST MERCY is being released in February of 2011!) I loved Devlin. Melissa creates characters that are complex and believable and dang sexy! ;) This book will grab you and not let go until you finish the last page and then leave you dying for the next one. Of course, the last one will probably be Aislinn's POV again, because while I would enjoy continuing to read about Devlin and Ani, their story is complete enough that I think to finish the series, she will have them be invovled in the next book; but it has to go back to where it started. Aislinn, Keenan and Seth. That was my only problem with this book, was that she and Keenan are completely absent from the story, except to say that Keenan is missing or something. Um, what? But that's all we get told. So... anyway, other than that it was fabulous. It also gave even more depth into the Dark Court and Irial and Niall as well as the High Court, Sorcha and her twin War (Bananach). I love it when books I'm told are great, really live up to my expectations (or exceed them).

Only one more and this series will be done! Have you read it? What did you think?


Aubrey said...

I'm glad you loved this! I am on book 3 of the series right now and very much looking forward to book 4!