Radiant Shadows

May 19, 2010 | Book Reviews | 4 comments

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Radiant ShadowsRadiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
Series: Wicked Lovely #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by HarperCollins on April 20, 2010
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
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Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong.

Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same cravings also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies—including Devlin, the assassin who is brother to the faeries' High Queen. Ani and Devlin are drawn together, 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.

Literary's Views


This is the forth story in the Wicked Lovely series and I have to say that it just keep getting better and better. I really enjoyed the dangerous, complicated world of Faery that Marr created.  The story is so intense and the characters grab you from page one and never let you go. In this installment of the Wicked Lovely series we are introduced to Ani a half faery half human whose father is Gabriel the leader of the Wild Hunt and Devlin who’s the High Queen’s ambassador. This story is all about the journey of Devlin and Ani falling in love and all the trials and tribulations that comes from them dealing with that love, as well as saving Faery from the brink of war between the powerful faerys.

It’s a classic case of two people who aren’t meant to be falling in love. Although, Marr did an excellent job creating a plot that kept me in suspense through out the entire book.  The characters play as big a part as the story making it that much more three dimensional. I really ended up identifying with Ani and her struggles as well as Devlin. I was emotionally infested in them, hoping that through out all the problems they faced they could end up being together. I love how dark and dangerous this story is and how Marr shattered all the known myths of how cute and happy faerys are, showing a whole other side to them. The relationship between Ani and Devlin was passionate as well as the intense problems going on between all of the faery courts. The ending was satisfying but left the possibility open for Marr to continue with the series which I will defiantly look forward too. If you have not read the Wicked Lovely series I really recommend that you do.

5 Stars


  1. *Andye*

    I loved this book! And the whole series! Great review!! Andye @ReadingTeen

  2. Allison

    great review! I'm really looking forward to reading this. It seems like everyone loves it. I can't believe there is only one more book in the series!I found you on the blog hop and I'm having fun looking around your site 🙂

  3. Literary Cravings

    Thanks so much Allison!! One more book!! OMG!! *tear* But I know Marr will make it really good!!


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