Thursday, September 15, 2011

Radiant Shadows Review

Radiant Shadows

Summary
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?

What I Loved
This is my favorite book of the series so far. What makes this my favorite is the two main characters Devlin and Ani.
Characters
Devlin: I love this character type, the brooding, dark, fearsome and very lone male character. This is my weakness for fictional characters, I will always loves these type of boys the very most. But to match this bad boy you need the right female for him as well.
Ani: She made a few minor appearances in Ink Exchange, but you didn't really learn anything about her at all. This is her book, her story and her time to shine and boy does she shine well. I love her personality, she is getting stronger during the book, she knows what she wants and won't give up till she has it. She doesn't whine or cry and become an incapable weakling at any point, she wants to stand up and fight to protect those she loves. She is very fierce and gets to tango with a very formidable opponent.
The Dark Court
I can't say I would completely want to be a part of the dark court, I don't find pleasure in causing others pain, but I do very much enjoy the characters this court has produced. There is more of a protecting the family vibe that is lacking from the other courts even the frivolous summer court.
Bananach: She is scary and freaking crazy, but at the same time I am so intrigued by her devious, blood lusting, war craving chaotic ways and her feather hair (which sounds so cool). She provides the story with a great villain, one who can't be stopped only deterred, a conundrum to say the least.

Didn't Like
Honestly, nothing. I loved every page of this book and I think I have come to terms with Seth as well. 

Recommendation
If you haven't read the series yet, what are you waiting for go out and get them. Great for young adults and adults as well who lost fantasy and the devious faeries. 

Information
Wicked Lovely Series
Wicked Lovely
Ink Exhange
Fragile Eternity (My Review)
Radiant Shadows
Darkest Mercy

Graveminder (adult book)

Touring
She also will be on tour soon for the Smart Chicks Kick It 2.0 Tour. I will be in attendance and I am so looking forward to this event.
To see her events and find out if she is coming to a city near you go to her Schedule page
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The Smart Chicks Tour Schedule (I will be at the Seattle date)
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2 comments:

Ashley @ What's Your Story? said...

Huh, I think I might have to pick this series up again. I read Wicked Lovely, and to be honest I didn't like it much. Ink Exchange was a bit better, and I have the next two books sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read. I think I will now! :) Great review.

Kristina said...

@Ashley I hope you do finish the series, they are well worth the read.