Saturday, June 19, 2010

Book Review: Fragile Eternity

TITLE: Fragile Eternity
PART IN SERIES: Book 3 in the Wicked Lovely series
AUTHOR: Melissa Marr
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: series, faeries, urban fantasy, romance
PREMISE: Aislinn is torn between her duties as Queen of the Summer Court and her love for Seth. Seth is feeling inferior around all these faeries and realizes he's a danger to his girlfriend and new friends...
MY REVIEW: I have to say, I'm loving what Marr is doing with this series. She doesn't shy away from the complicated and dark emotions of the faerie court. All the conflicts that arose from the first and second books she deals with effectively and realistically. Things are not happily ever after and rosy for these guys. There are consequences for their actions.
This is just as absorbing as Wicked Lovely, though maybe the melodrama is a bit more then the first. I also think there's going to be something big in the future books. Probably a major conflict of some kind because it sort of feels like a chess game. Marr is setting up all the major players and letting us get a feel for them all the while their actions are moving towards something...big that is going to go down. Or that could be me just reading to much into it all...
Either way, the series continues to be fantastic. Can't wait to get my hands on Radient Darkness and for the next book which is apparently going to be called Darkest Mercy. The paperback copy I got also includes a short story with the characters from Ink Exchange and that's just as good and resolves some of the issues left unsolved in Ink Exchange (though some people may be squacked by the implications Marr put in...I don't particularly care myself and loved that she had nerve to put it in there).
WHO SHOULD READ: those who read and loved the first two books, faerie book fans, fans of Tithe
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five faerie charms

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