Radiant Shadows (book review)
Written by Melissa Marr.
Radiant Shadows is the fourth book of the Wicked Lovely series. Like the other books in this series, it follows along the same story... but branches off into different characters. I was once again waiting to find out more about Aislinn and Seth... but it didn't quite go there.
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?
Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series.
While the book is somewhat a story in itself, I think if you just picked up this book before reading the previous ones you would find yourself extremely confused while trying to catch up with who is who. I recommend starting at the beginning.
I will say I enjoyed this book... it was definitely a page turner. I was up until unreasonable hours of the night, especially towards the end. That said... I don't think I enjoyed this book as much as Wicked Lovely (the first book of the series). I'm still wishing they would get the focus back on Aislinn, Seth, Keenan and Donia.