Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Review: Radiant Shadows

TITLE: Radiant Shadows
Book 4 in the Wicked Lovely series
AUTHOR: Melissa Marr
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: faeries, urban fantasy, romance
PREMISE: Ani is an unusual half faerie in the dark court not sure where she belongs. Then she meets Devlin...
MY REVIEW: I will say this is possilby my least favorite of the Wicked Lovely books, but it's still good. Which says a lot for Marr's writing ability there. The thing is I didn't care as much about Ani as I did about what was going on with Irial and Niall so that isn't totally Marr's fault. I'm just a huge fan of their relationship (platonic or otherwise) so I loved (and hated) the parts with them in it and they were the highlight of this rather lack luster book.
But I do still say this is a good series. Mostly because I just love all the twists and turns of the relationships and all the court intrigue. This series is literally like a game of chess. I feel like Marr is slowly but surely setting up the pieces and the courts and the players and it's all leading up to something big that will go down in the last book or so. I love authors that do that (thus one of the main reasons I'm such an HP freak).
So while this maybe isn't the best of the Wicked Lovely books, I still enjoyed it (except for the evil cliffhanger with Irial) and I look forward to what plots Marr brings us in Darkest Mercy, coming out March of next year I believe. That said, Marr? Please do another story focusing on Niall and Irial. Pretty please?
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read and liked the first 3 books, faerie fans, fans of Tithe
MY RATING: Four out of Five faerie wings

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