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Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely Book 4) Kindle Edition
Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.
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?
- ASIN : B003F1WMB6
- Publisher : HarperCollins; Reprint edition (April 2, 2010)
- Publication date : April 2, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 368 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 357 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #336,273 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Radiant Shadows was still beautifully written just like all of the other ones. This one didn't have much of Seth and Ash, but we do get a few glimpses and definitely some more secrets revealed about Seth. The story focuses on Devlin, and if you remember from Fragile Eternity he is the one that does all the dirty deeds for Sorcha, the high Queen that lives in Faery. The other main character in the story is Ani one of the halflings, sister to Rabbit and daughter of Gabriel the Hound for the Dark Court. Even though I love the main story of Ash, Seth and Keenan I really enjoy the ones that Melissa Marr created with all these side characters that you really don't pay much attention to on the other books, but they play a very important role in this Faery world.
It did take me quite a while to get to that part of the book where I just couldn't put it down, I think it was mainly the reading mood I was in, but it wasn't until I was halfway throgh when I really got into it. Radiant Shadows was told from the point of view of Devlin and Ani but there's also another new character called Rae, a dreamwalker who's responsible for Devlin and Ani getting together and having this deep connection. This one was still pretty intense and dark just like the other books in this series. The faery world is starting to fall apart as the evil Bannanach tries to gain more power over her sister Sorcha by using Ani and planning to kill Niall and Seth. Devlin and Ani play a very important part in shifting everything to a different path and changing the Faery realm once again.
I love that we get a lot of the dark court in this one so we get to see my favorite characters from Ink Exchange, Niall and Irial. We also get a huge background on Faery and some really great character development. We get a lot of answers in this one and a few secrets that I think will be a pivotal part in the next book, I'm actually very nervous now about what might happen on the last book. Radiant Shadows was definitely an important book in the series, dark and at times very sad but with amazing characters and a plot that changes the course of things and should definitely not be missed.
Super awesome story, one of Mellissa Marr's best. Leslie does not come into the story, nor do Aislinn or Donia or Keenan have important roles. But Niall, Rabbit, Irial, Seth, Sorcha, and Bannanach all have major roles. The love story between Devlin and Ani is incredible; a love that should be impossible, that happens in the most unexpected ways. The end of the book is very well done, very surprising, and makes me very eager to read the final novel, Darkest Mercy....to be released in February 2011.
I LOVED this book. Ani is such an interesting character and Devlin is jut...yum. Rae was cute and a little quirky, but she wasn't a total airhead and we got to see into Ani and Tish's life a little more. Plus, IRIAL!!! I love him, he's so freaking amazing. Sorcha was a witch with an attitude problem and Seth seemed a little...less stupid in this novel. I admit that I wanted to strangle him in Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, Book 3) .
I kind of wish that there was more notice of the fact that Keenan was missing. It was kind of mentioned in passing, but no one did much with that. I know that this was Ani and Devlin's story, but still. The Summer King is missing and no one cares? Seems a little odd to me. I loved Barry too. He was a kick butt Baracuda with a sassy attitude!
I was mildy confused about Gabriel though. Was that his name or his job?
Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to get my hands on the last one, Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely) !
Top reviews from other countries
Again the plot is always escalating and moving forward while the point of view is yet another and a new romance is introduced. I admire how Marr works so many characters and managers to give each of them individuality not only on behavior, taste and attitude but also even on the way they speak and think. The contrasts are also visible here: the youngest having the most experience and vice-versa.
I have to admit a got a little confused towards the end with the addition of a third person to the romance and I hope this all gets explained and makes sense on the next book.
That said I enjoyed reading it, the writing drew me in and it was cool to get a look at everything from a less biased perspective.