REVIEW: RADIANT SHADOWS by Melissa Marr

RADIANT SHADOWS by Melissa Marr

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (April 20, 2010)

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    Upon reading Radiant Shadows I was a bit apprehensive because of my lackluster affection towards its predecessor, Fragile Eternity, but I need not have concerned myself because Radiant Shadows is beyond brilliant.

    With a return to the Wicked Lovely series, Melissa Marr has written a sumptuous tale filled with chaos, romance, secrets, passion, desire and blood. A story that will consume you from it's very first page until the last and you will find yourself reluctant to leave the world that was so amazingly written.

    Devlin is the creation of sisters-mother's Sorcha and Bananach. He is loyal to them both and the high queens assassin. Ani, a halfling, is the daughter of Gabriel, keeper of the wild hunt. A beloved of the dark court and of deep interest to both Sorcha and Bananach when it becomes known that there is more to Ani then anyone could have imagined. Years ago Devlin disobeyed his beloved queen and now that fact has come to haunt him or be his salvation he does not know. As Devlin tries to figure this out, Sorcha's court becomes suddenly tenuous as she slips away due to her inability to rule without Seth nearby and Bananach grows stronger with each passing day. Ani and Devlin must trust in each other despite their fears and find a way to save the world of faery before it ceases to exist.

    Melissa Marr has again created a story that I cannot stop thinking about. I adore the dark court and all of it's passionate characters. The whispers of treachery, danger and romance combined has caused me to fall in love with this series all over again and remember why Melissa Marr is one of my favorite authors. I have not enjoyed this series as much since WICKED LOVELY and now I am overwhelmed with the urge to find out what happens next. I want more and I want it now.

    This book is key for those fans of the Wicked Lovely series and if you haven't started them yet then you absolutely have to. It is positively addictive

    5 comments on "REVIEW: RADIANT SHADOWS by Melissa Marr"

    Angiegirl wrote: March 21, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Sweet. I was not a fan of FE, either. So I'm very happy to hear you say RS is "beyond brilliant." Yay!


    So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: March 22, 2010 at 3:25 AM

    Great review! I'm SO excited for this. This is one of my favourite series so I'm really glad this is good.


    ~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ wrote: March 22, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Awesome Review! I soooooo agree. I love love love Radiant Shadows.


    Christina wrote: March 25, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    I wasn't a fan of RS either and wasn't planning on continuing the series. I loved WL, but have lost interest with each following book.

    So glad to read your review. I'll have to give the series another change :D


    Bookgeek wrote: April 3, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    How much did I love Radiant Shadows? Let me count the ways. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


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