Radiant Shadows

Radiant Shadows

Book - 2010
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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 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?
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061659225
0061659223
Call Number: MARR
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.
Kings and rulers -- Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction.
Assassins -- Fiction.
Fairies -- Fiction.

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JewelMcLatchy Jan 08, 2014

This was actually my favourite of the 4 books I've read so far (just started Darkest Mercy, which is book 5 and the final of the series). I was slightly confused by the vague references to Keenan being MIA throughout the entire book, but fortunately it gets explained early on in book 5. This is another series that fell victim to the middle books not being as good as the beginning and end, so if you enjoyed book 1, skim through 2 and parts of 3, devour 4 and we'll see for 5!

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re_discover
Aug 05, 2012

Melissa Marr is back at her best in this fourth Wicked Lovely book. Plenty of passion and violence.

Jenna247 Aug 08, 2011

Wonderful continuation!

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MichikoB
Apr 04, 2011

The fourth book in the Wicked Lovely series finds Ani coping with not one, but two hungers. Definitely was a fun and easy read. It was fun waiting for Devlin to let go and stop being repressed. :)

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ReadingFanatic09
Dec 13, 2010

So, today I finished Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr, the third book in the Wicked Lovely series (YA fiction). I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books and actually expected to be disappointed in the third because it dealt with entirely different characters. However, I was pleasantly surprised and this may have actually been one of my favorites in the series. The characters were dynamic and well-thought-out. I felt like you learned a lot about the characters, whereas in the first two you were really learning about all the characters the entire time. This book got you through a lot without being overwhelming and brought out a lot of previously minor characters. The budding romance between the two main characters of this book, Devlin and Ani, was well-done and true to the characters’ personalities. I still wish I could know more about what was going on with the main characters from the other books during this time, but overall, it was a very enjoyable read. Hopefully the fourth (and I believe final) book will fill in some gaps when it is released in February.

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Mahala
Aug 05, 2010

I enjoyed this book as I enjoy the series but I was also disappointed as the last book left us in sort of a cliff hanger between Seth and Ash and this book wasn't about them, not even as a side..there was not one scene of them together so I was upset about that. I enjoyed learning more about Devlin and Ani - I will read the next book but I really hope to read what is happening with Seth and Ash...

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E_Kazan
Jul 17, 2010

The begining was boring. Probably because I haven't read the books in a while. Once I got into it it was pretty good. Too bad I had to suffer through the first 100 pages.

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zaki95
Jun 03, 2010

CAnt Wait

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slyons
May 29, 2010

I am kind of disappointed in this book in the series. It did not keep my attention as the others.

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Eternally
Dec 06, 2009

this book isn't even out yet but i think it could be the best boook i've ever read (and i have read ALOT) i'm so excited to read it

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Rae19
Mar 27, 2011

She could still taste dark chocolate on her lips, peat smoke in the air all around them. Irial tasted like sin, and she wanted more of it. --- Ani after kissing Irial, former Dark King, the embodiment of temptation.

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Mahala
Aug 05, 2010

You are not my son Devlin, I have only one son - High Queen talking about Seth

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E_Kazan
Jul 17, 2010

She scrambled backward off the bed. "Ani?" He held out a hand. "Have I offended--" "No." Her eyes were shimmering with the vivid green of the Hunt. She was the Hunt, and she could consume him.

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Mahala
Aug 05, 2010

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mahala
Aug 05, 2010

Devlin is caught between two natures. His sister-creators made him and because of their duality he is cursed to be ever conflicted. He is chaos and reason, the balance between the unbalanced. He serves his sister Sorcha, Queen of the High Court, without question save one choice he has made of his own free will. A decision that nows haunts him. Ani, the halfling he did not kill, has now grown to be a young woman. She is both part Hunt and not of the Hunt. Ani must feed on both touch and emotion but what she really longs for is to belong.

Now War and Order threaten the world of the Fae and only Devlin and Ani can put things to right. But will doing so unravel their world or can they save the whole of Faery and themselves in the process?

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Mahala
Aug 05, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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