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Don't Stop Readin'

Hi guys, I'm Anushka (or Annie, if you like). I'm a serial reader and a more-than-occasional reviewer and I like to mention authors by their names in my reviews. (Ha! Suck it GoodReads!)

Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning Mild spoilers ahead

I waited almost 2 months, for my exams to finish so I could read the last book in this breath-taking series leisurely and it was worth it...well, almost. I can't believe I didn't like this as much as I should have. It was worthy of being a finale to a dazzling series, no doubt. But I had some issues with this which I just can't ignore.

Karen Marie Moning's writing is flawless. The world she has created was so vast, but she took so much of time... building it layer-by-layer in the first 4 books and adding a lot of it in 5th book. But she writes so patiently, weaving everything together and so beautifully, not letting readers get confused even for a moment even though there was a load of information being thrown at us at once. There is not even a tiny fault with her writing, she did not overlook any single thing, I really loved that.
I was having immense fun reading it too, the part where Mac used to wander in White Mansion was my favorite...but then she started falling for Barrons. And boy, do I hate him.
He is such a dick. He never showed any emotion at all, all he ever did was boss around Mac, treat her inappropriately. They hardly ever had a normal conversation in which she would ask a question and he would answer it. No, that smug bastard could never do that. A normal conversation with Barrons? Are you kidding me?
How can you be so crazily in love with a guy who doesn't even talk to you properly, won't tell you anything about him and treat you like shit in the name of "protection"? I don't get why any women would ever want to be in a relationship with a guy who is so violent and has so many...issues. Give me a guy like Josh Hollis (from Private series) or even Bones from Night Huntress series. Thank you very much. Jericho Barrons is just a lesser evil version of Christian Grey and Travis kind of guys. But, the way Karen had written about him even gave me goosebumps at times even though I hated him and there was a part of me that liked him too, so in my opinion he is one of the best alpha-male heroes but it doesn't bring me any closer to accepting Mac & Jerricho’s love for each other.
But it is hard, nay, impossible to imagine Fever series without Barrons. He was an indestructible force. A constant. Who needed to be there all the time, without him everything would be incomplete. Still, that doesn't change the fact that he was a beast of a man, literally. And that story about his son was total bullshit; it was just an attempt to show that he too can love like a human. Screw it. He can't.

Overall, I really did like this book, but since Mac & Barrons fuckfest started my mood had dulled down and I couldn't enjoy anything that happened after it. I already feel like a betrayer for not giving ShadowFever 5 stars, I don't even want to give it 4 actually. I loved the first 4 books and this one too to a certain extent. There is no doubt that this book was epic, the twists and turns were mind boggling...every single detail had a full-proof reason behind it and I loved, loved, loved Ms. Moning's writing...I feel so enchanted by it. I have to give it 4, it will be very unfair otherwise… but I don’t want to so I'm just gonna settle for 3.5 Stars in reality and mark it 4. People who are fan of Barrons or can overlook his attitude might have loved it more than me, though.

From early reviews of Iced and the fact that I don't like the way Dani speaks, I will probably not read it. As of now, I don't feel like reading anything that is set in this Fever world, not even the Highlander but I will definitely read whatever Karen M. will write outside this world in the future.