Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

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Book 4 (Book 1: Wicked Lovely, Book 2: Ink Exchange, Book 3: Fragile Eternity)

Novel Summation:

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?

My Thoughts:

So this is a companion book or what I would like to call a filler book. The book involves the side characters in the series and doesn’t necessary further the main plot but it is necessary to read. So knowing all that I put off reading this book for a long time. However, as soon as I started reading it I forgot how much I enjoy this series. Melissa Marr creates a wonderful world. Also, she is an excellent writer. All the characters are believable and the dialogue is real. The characters in this story were really interesting. It is interesting that both companion books (Ink exchange) are connected to the dark court. Both Ani and Devlin were interesting. I had a hard time understanding what Rei was but in the end it became clearer. This book gives the reader a closer look into the faerie world. I would definitely recommend this book and the series.

Future Books:

The last book in the series is Darkest Mercy.

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