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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Title: Fragile Eternity
Series: Wicked Lovely series.
Book #: 3rd
Author: Melissa Marr
Pages: 400
Publisher: Harpercollins
Tags: Fantasy, Fiction
Recommended to: Faerie Fans
Rating: .5

"If only love could last eternally"

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.

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.

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.

Taschima's POV:

Wicked Lovely, a great beginning.

Ink Exchange, a very confusing book, but very dark and a new side of the story.

Fragile Eternity, a bridge between books.

This book is more the second book in the series than Ink Exchange will ever be. The questions that were left unsolved in Wicked Exchange were gradually being answered. But not completely. Instead it gave us MORE questions. Will there be war? Can Ash and Seth really work it out? Will Kennan stop being an ass anytime soon?

Actually in respect to the characters, especially Kennan, I get them. I get the white and the dark side of each. Each character has a reason for the things they do. Like for example Kennan, I could easily debate both sides. Is he an ass? Maybe. It really depends on your point of view. He does everything he can for his court, his court is his life, but he makes some choices that aren't really in his, or anyone's, best interest. See what I mean? Each character is like that. Character wise, bravo Melissa.

Now relationship wise? Writing wise? Agh, I give it a rough 3.5. It's just so confusing at times. You just want to smack it in the head and say, but dude, you just said you were going to do that! Or in the writing, it's like, am, but are they feeling this, or that? It really doesn't come across as clear as I would like.

My feeling towards this book were like this. I was pleased, it was a book between books, like a bridge. I get that it had to be this way for various reasons. We get to have more Seth time, and he goes through some stuff which will be key in the future. Also we get to meet the Faerie court. Which was about damn time.

I am certain the fourth book will be more powerful, and probably the best of the series. Well, it has the potential to be anyways. Hope Melissa uses all the tension she has been building and give us a ravishing fourth installment.


  1. love your blog. follow me. i will follow you.

  2. I'm trying to wait for this to come out in paperback before I buy it, but I don't think I can wait that long!

  3. Yup! Seth was hardly there in FE

  4. I'm in total agreement with Rebres. I can't wait that long either X)

  5. i've been wanting to read this. sadly i have no money.

  6. I am more waiting for a 5th book, since the story line of wicked lovely and Fragile Eternity will be continued in that. The 4th is going to be like Ink Exchange, about a different character. Great review taschimaaaaa! I liked FE. x)

  7. I haven't read this series, but I've heard mixed reviews about Ink Exchange that made me question whether I wanted to read it, but I do love books about faeries maybe I should give it a go. :)

  8. I want to get this book so bad It sounds really good =)

  9. @Eli WHAT?! The fourth is going to be about WHAT?! They are going to make the same thing as with Ink Exchange? Thats DUMB! Where did you find that Information?

  10. Great review! I can't wait to read Wicked Lovely and Fragile Eternity. I've already read Ink Exchange and I was SOOOO confused. I should of read Wicked Lovely before haha.


  11. agreed! it took me 3 months to finish this book =P i wanted to throw it across the room half the time lol

  12. I love Seth. And I agree with all the comments that it's hard to wait for the fifth book. I don't like this...double length wait.

    Other than that, great review, as always.

    - Katie

  13. I've not read any of them, but they sound interesting. Maybe I'll wait till the fifth is out to start reading.

  14. I have all of these but I'm embarrassed to say I havent read any!
    Really enjoyed your review and I loved your 'sum-up'

    "Wicked Lovely, a great beginning."

    "Ink Exchange, a very confusing book, but very dark and a new side of the story."

    "Fragile Eternity, a bridge between books."


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