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Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely Series #4)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

COME ON!!!!!!!

Really? Are you serious?!? I waited forever for that book to come out, and this is what i get?!?! Don't get me wrong, the book had its high points ( i love Ani and Devlin). But Keenan has gone missing. And they only mention it once! Ash is not in the book and Seth hasn'...
Really? Are you serious?!? I waited forever for that book to come out, and this is what i get?!?! Don't get me wrong, the book had its high points ( i love Ani and Devlin). But Keenan has gone missing. And they only mention it once! Ash is not in the book and Seth hasn't changed from when he was a mortal. I expected Seth to be more emotional and dark and scary and FORCEFUL! he never even talks to Ash! Donia is also not in the book. With Keenan gone shouldn't she be upset!? Melisssa Marr is great, but this book was one big let down. It was the PENULTIMET (spelling?) the next to last and nothing is coming together. The last book will have to be pretty long to make up all this lost time.

posted by 3500154 on May 5, 2010

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

I was sadly disappointed

I am a HUGE fan of the Wicked Lovely series, and I have bullied each and every one of my friends into reading the books. I anxiously awaited RADIANT SHADOWS and then...I felt an enormous let-down. After the ending of FRAGILE ETERNITY, I expected (1) to see Seth grow a...
I am a HUGE fan of the Wicked Lovely series, and I have bullied each and every one of my friends into reading the books. I anxiously awaited RADIANT SHADOWS and then...I felt an enormous let-down. After the ending of FRAGILE ETERNITY, I expected (1) to see Seth grow as a faery (fight/hunt with the hounds/be more emotionally agressive towards Ash and not such a door-mat); (2) some sort of closure and finality already with the Keenan/Ash/Donia/Seth love quadrangle; (3) a greater change with the faery courts. I guess I should have anticipated a move like this after reading INK EXCHANGE, yet I was still unprepared for what I read. I felt the plot was thin and contrived at times (too many unanswered questions: Irial's fate? Jillian? The creation of YET ANOTHER faery court? And Keenan's MISSING--the Summer King is MISSING and it's only mentioned briefly in the book? No one cares??? What's Ash been doing during this time? Is she looking for him? Has she thrown Seth aside for Keenan?) Being the penultimate book in the series, I felt like Marr was all over the place with this book. I hope she regains her momentum for the last and wrangles back her readers who fell in love with the series in the first place.

posted by 1083351 on April 25, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2010

    I was sadly disappointed

    I am a HUGE fan of the Wicked Lovely series, and I have bullied each and every one of my friends into reading the books. I anxiously awaited RADIANT SHADOWS and then...I felt an enormous let-down. After the ending of FRAGILE ETERNITY, I expected (1) to see Seth grow as a faery (fight/hunt with the hounds/be more emotionally agressive towards Ash and not such a door-mat); (2) some sort of closure and finality already with the Keenan/Ash/Donia/Seth love quadrangle; (3) a greater change with the faery courts. I guess I should have anticipated a move like this after reading INK EXCHANGE, yet I was still unprepared for what I read. I felt the plot was thin and contrived at times (too many unanswered questions: Irial's fate? Jillian? The creation of YET ANOTHER faery court? And Keenan's MISSING--the Summer King is MISSING and it's only mentioned briefly in the book? No one cares??? What's Ash been doing during this time? Is she looking for him? Has she thrown Seth aside for Keenan?) Being the penultimate book in the series, I felt like Marr was all over the place with this book. I hope she regains her momentum for the last and wrangles back her readers who fell in love with the series in the first place.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    Eh

    While Melissa Marr continues to be an excellent writer, and I enjoyed all of her books up to this point, Radiant Shadows was a disappointment. Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't really connect to her characters, and the story dragged on. Normally I read a book straight through without putting it down, but this one I got bored eaily and it took me several days to finish. I want to know more about Seth and Aislinn, and while they do make appearances in the story, it's as if Marr has brushed them aside to introduce these new people she's more excited about. Maybe I've just started to get bored with the fey, and the world she's created, but I do believe that Radiant Shadows could have been much, much better.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

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    Radiant shadow

    First it was Aislinn, then it was her best friend Leslie, after was about Seth, Now its about Ani. Ani is the sister of Rabbit and Tish from the tatoo shop.
    Melissa Marr a great book and series writer has brought us into Faerie and showed us of the glam behind the glam of the faerie people.
    Its Ani's turn to stand next to her father as a hound and not just a half mortal half human. With devlin being bound to his sisters by their blood, he is to keep her away. But Ani being the daughter of the Dark court, anything is possible.
    This is a book you would want to read after what happen to Aislinn, Leslie, and Seth. This book shows you what happens after they have gotten away or stayed in Faerie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2011

    Off topic?

    I completely loved the first three books. Ink Exchange being my ultimate favorite. The suspense that Marr had in those books had me reading non stop. but this book kind if threw me off. Keenan's missing...wheres Ash during this time. Although this book had great page turning action, i thought Marr was kinda all over. Off topic from the first three books. I still liked it though. (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2010

    Okay...Formulaic

    All of Melissa Marr's other books in this series have distinguished themselves by creating an edgy twist on familiar themes. The hardcore fairies that have distinguished the Wicked Lovely Series were absent in this novel. Instead, there was a lukewarm, almost insipid, and definitely inevitable love story, moments of angst and rage, and the predictable happy ending. It was obvious this book was meant to satisfy hungry fans in the interim...I was disappointed, especially because this world, just out of reach, was made all too real through the overt melodrama.

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