May 27, 2014

Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

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.

I borrowed the summary from Amazon. In Radiant shadows Ani is being tested to find out what her blood can do exactly. She's a half-faerie, but not a regular one. She has to live with constant hunger, because she needs so many different kinds of nourishment. Devlin, Sorcha's assassin, had to kill Ani when she was just a little girl. He didn't obey his maker's order's though. Because of Rae, a dream walker who knew Devlin had to fulfill three wishes when she asked him to, Ani's still alive. The faerie courts are having problems with one another and suddenly Ani finds herself in the middle of it. The question is if she will be able to solve her problems. Will Devlin be able to stay by her side?
Radiant Shadows is a wonderfully twisted love story. Ani is sweet, strong and resourceful. She always fights her way out of things. Something is missing in her life and she doesn't feel like she belongs. I liked the combination of vulnerability and fierceness in her character. Devlin keeps his emotions to himself, but when he meets Ani something changes within him. To see him grow and develop was really great. This book is a real page turner, I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Because of the back stabbing, intrigues, sibling fights and unusual romance this was a very interesting read.


  1. I don't know why I never continued Wicked Lovely series, I really liked the plot, but then again at that again, I wasn't a huge fan of fairies. Now I find them very interesting, so I should definitely catch up with this series. I like the different sides of Ani, being soft and tough at the same time makes me seem more real. I'm glad you're enjoying this series. Great review =)

    1. Thank you very much for your great reply! I love fairy books, I've read quite a few fairy series and so far I loved all of them.


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