OK everybody...fangirl squee because I adore the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr!
Radiant Shadows is book four in the series...
I sincerely hope that most of you are familiar with this series!? If you're not then you must go get them now! *smile*
Seriously, Melissa Marr is one of the authors that would make me embarrass myself if I ever met up with her in person. I'm a huge fan of the series so when this one came for review I was all over it.
Now that I have my gushing done, I'll tell you how much I enjoyed Radiant Shadows. I zoomed through because I adore the characters and world building Melissa creates in her books. I won't lie to you though...I was kinda disappointed at the start when I realized we wouldn't be seeing much of the "usual" characters. I quickly overcame my grief though! Ani and Devlin are just to interesting to NOT get caught up in the story. In my opinion, the ending of this one was awesome!
Besides my one moment of upset, I thought Ms. Marr wrote another winner with this one. I'll repeat this one more time...you must try out this series if you haven't yet. Just my recommendation...
(from Harpercollins website)
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.