Review: Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

  • Pub. Date:January 2011
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Pages: 594
  • Series: Fever #5


“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."

First Sentence: 
Hope strengthens.

Review: When I first started this series I had no idea how much of an addiction it would become. By far the best series I have ever read, it was one hell of a roller coaster ride and Shadowfever the fifth  book to the Fever series lived up to it. I devoured the almost 600 page book. Every free moment that I had Shadowfever was in my hands and there were several times I lost track of time.

 It was wrapped up very well and left me very satisfied as a reader. Shadowfever was full of surprises, I didn't see any of it coming. There were a lot of minor characters from the previous books that you find out actually played bigger roles than you thought in the grand scheme of things, and the ending well I never would have expected it. So many lies and secrets surface in this book making it a thrilling and engaging read.

After reading the Fever series I have become a huge fan of Moning and will pretty much pick up anything she writes. I am so glad to know she will be writing  two more books to the series later on. Right now I'm excited to read her new trilogy coming out Fever World which will be a spin off of Fever with some key characters such as Dani, Christian, and Ryodan. But I will anxiously be waiting for the sixth and seventh book to the Fever series which wont be coming out for a few very long years because I would love nothing more then to dive back into the lives of Mac and Barrons.
If you haven't picked up this series yet ...what are you waiting for?


  1. I hadn't heard about this series before. I'm off to the library to see if I can check it out. If it's as good as you say, I think my husbanf would like this series too.

  2. I have got to get a book by her. I soooo need to read something. I haven't read one of her books yet! Such a great review!


  3. Glad to hear that you enjoyed this series as much as I did. I, like you, couldn't put the books down. I had to wait for the final book and I hated waiting, but it was worth it. I look forward to 2 more in the series and to the spin offs, which I'd not heard about.

  4. @ Rita I hope you enjoy it as much as I did...before this series I liked urban fantasy reads but Moning made me love it!

    @Mary I love all her books i'm currently picking up some of her Highlander books.

    @ LuvlyLittleSis I only recently discovered she was writing more,since after finishing Shadowfever I had one of those moments where I couldn't accept the fact the series was over so I checked her goodreads page out and found out she was writing more :)

  5. The tension between Barron's and Mac is great. You finally find out what they are made of! Does Barron's have a heart and do they end up together? This book covers it all! I couldn't wait to finish it and now I find myself missing it! You become part of the adventure! A must read.


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