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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Book Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely)
REVIEW: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Release Date: April 1, 2010
HarperCollins Publishers

5 out of 5 stars

I decided I will be doing a review of every book I read, so that's why this is a review of something that's been out a while.

Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.
Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her—but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.
In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.
 I LOVED Fragile Eternity. It was by far my favorite book in the Wicked Lovely series. I honestly couldn't find anything that I didn't like about it. One of my favorite things about Marr's writing is how visual everything is. I feel like I can see everything in the world she's created, and that definitely continued in Fragile Eternity.


I am really glad we got to stick with Seth through this book. It's hard to imagine how he feels, being in a world full of mythical creatures and being in love with a faery queen. It's easier to understand the human emotions he experiences, like the jealousy and the anger, but the experience of living in a world full of faeries is something I felt like I needed some extra attention on. Fragile Eternity really did that for me. And I am so glad that Seth took his fate into his own hands, although I'm not sure if the price is worth it, considering the motivation.

There wasn't a whole lot of battle-esque action in Fragile Eternity, but it didn't feel necessary to have that. There were some really intense bouts of conflict and a bit of violence, but nothing too extreme. It was perfectly executed and very interesting. The book ends on the cusp of a faery war, and it's all very exciting.

In Fragile Eternity, we got to take a look into the world of Faerie, which we didn't get to explore in the other two books. Faerie is the perfect fantasy world, a place where the whims of the High Queen Sorcha are reflected in the in the very landscape. The best part about this land is Marr's description of it. I really love how perfectly she describes all the visual aspects of her books, and the way she wrote Faerie made me feel like I was there.

I am very excited to read the next book in the series, Radiant Shadows. I totally recommend this book and the entire series to any fan of urban fantasy.

The entire Wicked Lovely series (so far):
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely)Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely)

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