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Old Habits (Wicked Lovely #2.6)
Melissa Marr returns to the ravishing world of Faerie with a story set between her bestselling novels Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity.
Recently anointed king of the Dark Court, Niall struggles to forge a new relationship with his subjects—and with the former Dark King, Irial, his once-friend, once-enemy, and now possible-advisor.
Old Habits take...more
And can you believe that this novella was $1.99? I feel like I'm stealing fr...more
Irial and Niall have had a long and rocky history. Irial, who is now serving as Niall’s adviser and protector, must learn to take a subservient role now that Niall is beginning to accept his status as the new King. It’s not an easy adjustment for either, and i...more
Old Habits is another wonderful novella taking place after Ink Exchange and let me say includes my 3 favorite men of the series Seth, Irial, and Niall. Where Stopping Time focused on Niall and Iri's love for Leslie. Old Habits centers on Niall and Iri's love for each other and Niall accepting his rol...more
BUT IRIAL WAS IN IT!!! IRIAL!!! He who single handedly made this book go from two stars to four.
He who may or may not be dead....
But he was in it. A lot. And that's why I read it. Because the description made it sound like he would be in it. And he was. A lot (fangirl sigh of joy). And I loved...more
As Niall is settling into his new role as Dark King, he still struggles with his feelings for Irial and Leslie. Irial is working behind Niall's back to help keep him safe. Even though he isn't the king anymore, he is willing...more
My thoughts: There are so many questions about Niall and Irial that go unanswered when the Dark Court transitions, but this short story clears up all of your questions while also giving you a serious look inside the world of the...more
Now that I've exposed my inherent bias, let me address the actual novella: I think it's a great bridge as we wait for the final book, Darkest Mercy. Not only do you get a substantial novella (10 chapters), but you get a substantial cut of Darkest Mercy itself. I...more
It's hard for Irial to give up his OLD HABITS of leading the Dark Court. He tries to continue conducting the *less desirable* aspects of the Dark Court dealings behind the scenes, attempting to spare Niall from it. In doing so, he didn't mean to undermine Niall's authority, but Niall doesn'...more
Old Habits, the second novella released for Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely serie...more
Irial is powerful and deadly. He makes hard choices for the good of his people - choices that sometimes hurt those he loves the most. And I feel for him. It hard to see him choosing the path he chooses at times because you can see how much...more
Also, I after reading Ink Exchange and then the two novellas, I feel like Marr does not have a handle on these characters. They seemed way too sporadic and not consistent at all. Maybe that was the point, but they just felt disjointed to me.
Nice for some background but not a lot happened and I didn't get much out of this read. Part of the reason is likely because I am not a fan of Niall or Irial. I still ship Niall and Irial.
I didn't enjoy this book as much as Stopping Time, the other e-book that ties in with the series.
This book was based around Niall and Irial, their relationship in the past and how that is now changing as Irial is realising he in no longer the Dark King, and has to obey orders from Niall now.
It is a good story, and it was nice to see the interactions between the t...more
In retrospect, these books were ridiculously unnecessary, but I loved them. When I finished Ink Exchange I wasn't ready to be done with Leslie, Irial and Niall's story. I thought more could be told and this was perfect. I can see how both of these set up the next stories and it only makes me want to read them more!
It was interesting reading this having finished the rest of the series already.
4 stars= Don't even ask to borrow it. You should prob buy it though.
3= If you borrow it, you better not lose it, mangle it, or keep it too long.
2 or 1 star= I don't use these. If it's not a 3 star or...more