Book Review #69: Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

(Finished Reading: 26/08/14
My 28th book this year.)

Ani is half mortal and half fae. She is a hound who feeds on both emotions and touch. Devlin is the Fae Queens’ assassin/brother and his life is somehow entwined with Ani’s.

Sorcha is the Fae Queen who has ordered Devlin to kill Ani, but for the first time in his life he disobeys his Queen/sister.

Bananach is Sorcha’s twin sister. The complete opposite of one another. Between them they create and keep Faery alive. Sorcha is balance but Bananach is discord.

Sorcha has been affected by something that is stopping her from keeping her world unchanged. Her priorities have changed, but Faery is suffering from her lack of concentration.

Can anyone save Faery from disappearing from existence? Can someone help Sorcha regain her focus and replenish and rebalance Faery again?

My Thoughts: ***SPOILER ALERT***
With too many secrets and too many issues, this book is definitely the most confusing of the series so far.

Too much happening and too much to digest. It seems no one can get along without something else interfering. I didn’t like this book at all but some of the scenes made me rate this a 3*. I loved the scenes between Devlin and Ani, but that was the only part that was really worth reading.

I’m really struggling with this review as there is too much to explain between the relationships with each character. I hate books that need “dumbing down” for readers. The constant reminder that Sorcha is Devlin’s mother-sister is all too frustrating. Yet without the explanation, many readers would probably be quite confused.

I miss all the beauty, the darkness, the stark differences between each of the courts. The main characters from the earlier books were barely mentioned. I’m hoping the next book focuses on the summer court again. I will probably still give the next book a chance but not any time soon. I can’t recommend this book to anyone yet I would still recommend the series as a whole.

Written by Ling Lee (26/08/14).

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