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Review of Shadowfever – Book Five – by Jennifer J. (check out our reviews of Darkfever, BloodfeverFaefever and Dreamfever)

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning concludes the adventures of MacKayla Lane (“Mac”) and Jericho Barrons…or does it? Though my most pressing questions were answered, a few things were left with barely any resolution so that Mac and Jericho’s alternative version of Dublin can live on in a new series. Whether Mac or Jericho will narrate the story is still a mystery.

It is absolutely paramount that a new Moning reader start at the beginning of the series with Darkfever. The series is a thrilling ride from beginning to end with great character development, mystery, enchantment, and a whole lot of twists and turns to keep you coming back for more.

Shadowfever is the lengthiest book in the series at 594 pages, but I still made it through in just a few days. When I was ready for a break, something shocking would happen and keep me reading for another 50 pages into the wee hours of the night. You will not want to leave your home or do anything else until you know how everything ends. Will Mac and Jericho finally admit they love each other? Will Mac find the Sinsar Dubh? And just what is that horrific sound that Mac heard in Jericho’s basement?

[amazonify]0385341679[/amazonify]What I love most about this series is that I couldn’t predict a single thing. When Alina’s killer is finally revealed, I was dumbfounded. When the Unseelie King finally makes an appearance, I was amused. All the pieces began to fall into place as the novel unfolded, and I was just in awe at all the creativity and planning that went into this series right from the very start.

Shadowfever wasn’t my favorite book out of the whole series; I almost feel the story should have been split into two books instead of getting crammed into one. I also got really irritated with Mac’s narrative and all of the twists because I felt they were overdone. At the same time, though, the reader is right there with Mac experiencing just a taste of what Mac must feel as she tries to find out who she really is.

The Fever series is one of the best series I’ve ever encountered, and I am so glad that Moning will be writing more about these characters and their world. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that Dani won’t be narrating them, because her point of view and her voice get old really fast.

Rating: 3/5

Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She occasionally dabbles with her own fiction writing, particularly with the Young Adult and Paranormal genres. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and daughter.


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