Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

This entry is part [part not set] of 6 in the series Fever Series

Book Review: 3 Treasure Boxes
Fever Series, Book 5
Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 18, 2011), Format: Kindle Edition, File Size: 1264 KB, Print Length: 512 pages, Language: English, Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, ISBN: 0385341679, ASIN: B003EY7IRC

What happens to our world if we become overrun with evil creatures and half the world population is annihilated? This is a story about humanities capability to fight and survive, even when the odds seem impossible.  It is the story about a courageous, cute and quirky young woman who will do whatever it takes to fight back. Mac (MacKayla Lane) is a Sidhe-seer and she has unique powers which help fight this battle.

Shadowfever is the fifth and final book in the Fever Series. It is a contemporary fantasy book and can also be referred to as an Urban Fantasy.  The story is told in a first person narrative with MacKayla Lane’s voice and thoughts as we follow her around. Some of the story is also told from a young Sidhe-seer’s view point as she writes her reports.

This is a wonderful series and Shadowfever culminates the story into a surprising but great ending.  I loved the interaction between Mac and Barrons.  The story had a good resolution to a number of story-lines, yet it also left a few to the imagination.  We got to explore more of Barrons, who and what he is. What drives him and who really is the man behind the beast. It was interesting to see the political dynamics between the various groups trying to capture the evil book. They all hated and mistrusted each other, yet they needed to work together to achieve a common goal.  We also learn who and what Mac really is and why she has such incredible powers. Everything is satisfactory explained. I loved the romance between Mac and Barrons and the sex was really hot.

The story comes to a full and satisfying conclusion with the end of this fifth and final volumne in the series. I  recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contempory fantasy with a female protagonist who is cute and quirky.  This series is great because it deals with Seelie and Unseelie faeries rather that Vampires and Werewolves. There are also plenty of hot scenes between Mac and Barrons, so if you enjoy books that includes lots of sex, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are looking for a stand alone story, then start at the beginning with Darkfever and work your way through all the books, as this is really only one story told in five installments.

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