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Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  38,266 Ratings  ·  1,818 Reviews
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 mort
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Published May 5th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2009)
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I'll be honest and just say that my only reason for reading this is Seth. I wish I hadn't =/

It's like he's not even the same guy. Being in love is not a good look for him apperently, because it turns him into a lovesick puppy. I wonder at what point he lost his balls. maybe Aislinn accidentally burned them off I kept thinking 'BE A MAN AGAIN DAMMIT'. I got fed up with him pretty much when he decided he wants to be a fairy. -insert laughter here- The way I see it: well Seth... with that kind of b
Dec 17, 2008 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The long awaited sequel to WICKED LOVELY is here. Melissa Marr was kind enough to give us INK EXCHANGE, a companion to WICKED LOVELY, where we met other characters from this wildly inventive and tantalizing world, but a true sequel is what we really wanted and now we have it.

Aislinn (Ash) is dealing with what being the Summer Queen means. She has both physical changes and emotional adjustments to come to terms with. She is spending more and more time with Keenan because of Summer Court business
Katerina Kondrenko
3 out of 10

ревью на русском/review in russian

It could be 5 out of 10 stars, if the book didn't angry me that much. It could be 4 out of 10 stars, if I understood that the story wasn't that bad, and the problem was just with my taste being different. But 3 stars mean that I had some hopes and they are shattered now, this is worse than 'not my cup' or 'average read'. Review to come. Seth to die.

Wicked Lovely (Коварная Красота):
Wicked Lovely (Коварная Красота) #1/5
Ink Exchange (Роковая татуи
Mar 28, 2009 Yan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So I may be the only girl alive who has qualms with this book. In fact, I had so much trouble that it took me a whopping 5 days to read. Although I read Graceling over the span of 3 months, I actually had only spent 2 days actually reading it because it was a huge read. This means that Fragile Eternity was by far the longest book it has ever taken me to read. If I had it my way, meaning I did not have to mail this book out to a friend, I would have taken another week or so, hoping to drag the pa ...more
Feb 01, 2010 kari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2010
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Jan 03, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was feeling unsure about this series, because I loved Wicked Lovely but felt "meh"-ish about Ink Exchange. Fragile Eternity is a return to the former, but without the wonder (probably because I know that world now).

Seth's journey to be closer to Ash, despite the presence of Keenen and the approach of Summer, is at the heart of this book; the choice he makes is not unexpected, but the ending did take me by surprise. And I have to say I never liked Keenen, so his little "oops" that cost him Don
Mar 09, 2009 46milestogo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not as bad as Ink Exchange, but nowhere near as well done as Wicked Lovely, this series is becoming a real disappointment. Too much recapping and then a rush to the inevitable cliffhanger, which is always a danger with series books and a real disaster with this one.

I don't see true long-term success for this series unless Marr can find a way to deliver endings that offer a little closure for readers or at least refine the writing so it isn't all recap, recap, tiny bit of plot, and then the part
Feb 13, 2009 Robbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Fragile Eternity" is the sequel to "Wicked Lovely", but the third in Melissa Marr's "Tales of Faerie". Chronologically, it takes place after both WL and "Ink Exchange", although you do not need to read INK to understand this book. However, this book relies heavily on events from WL, and having read INK will allow you pick up on some subtleties.

After the events in "Wicked Lovely" (and "Ink Exchange"), Aislinn is now the Summer Queen, Donia is the Winter Queen, and Seth is still just a mortal (al
Feb 12, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was really disappointed with this book. I had a hard time even finishing it. By about 2/3 of the way through, I seriously disliked all the characters. Keenan is... ugh. Donia has always been a jerk, but in this book she really takes it to an extreme. I can tell that the author wants us to feel sympathetic to Don, because of her "tragic circumstances", but every major character in this book is dealing with as much or more than Don, and her judgemental and horrible behavior towards them killed a ...more
Merve Özcan
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Aug 03, 2009 Cindy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aislinn cries. Seth waits around. 389 pages and it's finally over.
Feb 04, 2010 valee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adults
I absolubtely loved this book. The first two books were really good, but this one was superb. After twilight, this series has become my fave YA series.Although you should read the first two books in order to apreciate well this one, do not read this book without haven't read the first two.

I usually read paranormal romance for adults, so I wasn't expecting to find this series that interesting. But I did. I love everything about it: The characters, the story, the events, everything. I couldn't s
Apr 20, 2009 Kristi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are a fan of the Wicked Lovely series, you are going to love this sequel. It’s the best book of the series by far. Fragile Eternity begins right where we left off on Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. I’d recently read Ink Exchange, but it had been a while since I’d read Wicked Lovely, but fortunately I didn’t have any problems getting right back into the story.

I love Melissa’s Marr’s writing, and I think I enjoyed it even more this time after reading her previous two books. It’s very lyric
Danielle Folker
Sep 19, 2016 Danielle Folker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
This book was a continuation of the first and second book of the series. Some say you didn't have to read the Ink Exchange but it set up a lot of things for the third and I think most readers would be slightly confused have they not read it. This book was pretty good. It left you hanging with a couple things. I really like Niall and was hoping Radiant Shadows was about him but after reading the description was slightly disappointed. Maybe Niall will get his own book soon.
May 18, 2010 Bex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Fragile Eternity begins where Ink Exchange ends. The young Aislinn has taken on her new role as the Summer Queen and has accepted her transformation as a faery queen. She is still coming to grips with her new life that is filled with both wonderment and danger. Aislinn wants to stay as close to mortal as she can but each day she is one step closer to turning her back on her human side. Her anchor is her mortal boyfriend, and love of her life, Seth keeps her grounded. Seth adores Aislinn and want ...more
Sara (Freadom Library)
Plot - 4 out of 5 stars
It had the slow but constant pace I've come to expect from Marr's books, as well as the multiple perspectives. There was also a lot of tension, suspense, darkness, love and sacrifice.

Writing Style - 4 out of 5 stars
As always: deliberate, detailed and dark. It is so precise that it makes you feel like there's something wrong, it keeps you guessing, it keeps you on your toes and always looking for the next twist.

Characters - 4 out of 5 stars
Overall, I was so hap
For those unfamiliar with or new to the series, FRAGILE ETERNITY is the third book in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely world and the long-awaited direct sequel to Wicked Lovely itself. The painful and beautiful Ink Exchange was more of a companion novel to Wicked Lovely and followed Aislinn's friend Leslie. FRAGILE ETERNITY picks up shortly after the end of Ink Exchange and divides its time between the four original principals--Aislinn, Seth, Keenan, and Donia. All of them are struggling to deal wit ...more
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can also be found on Reading Lark:

When the last book in the Wicked Lovely series came out, I reread (mostly skimmed) all the previous books so the story would be fresher in my mind. Surprisingly, I found myself enjoying these books much more the second time around. Perhaps it was because I was already familiar with the general story line, but I found the more minor details made a lot more sense already knowing the bigger picture.

As much as I int
Fangs for the Fantasy
The fae courts stand on the cusp of conflict – conflict brought by Bananach, ancient faerie of war who longs for the courts to march against each other.

But her machinations are finding success not because of the fae’s bloodlust, but because of the conflicted emotions and jealousies of the fae rulers. Niall, holding grudges for Summer’s failure to protect Leslie is looking for an excuse to slaughter in revenge. Aislinn is torn by her love for Seth and her powers as Summer Queen drawing her toward
Apr 29, 2009 Dancechica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-sf-fantasy
I have mixed feelings about this book. I did enjoy it, but not as much as Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange (the latter being my favorite of the series). This book just didn’t have the pace of the previous two. It felt very much like a transition book; its purpose being to set the stage for dramatic events that will occur later in the series. The series' focus back on Aislinn, Seth, Keenan and Donia made the story feel a little repetitive at times, since much of their intricate relationship was has ...more
Marissa Novels On The Run
Jul 12, 2010 Marissa Novels On The Run rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Leanne Hull
Recommended to Marissa by: Jenine
Whoah!!! My head is is thrumming from all the new found faerie knowledge I now possess. Melissa does a fantastic job of creating a visual environment for me to lose myself in, in the world of faerie mixed with human reality. The constant learning of faerie law, politics and existence doesnt stop with the first book, Wicked Lovely. It certainly continues with Ink Exchange and right through Fragile Eternity.
Without handing out spoilers, Fragile Eternity is a wonderful read. Following Seth through
Jan 07, 2010 Mindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
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Jan 28, 2009 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
The sequel to Wicked Lovely, Fragile Eternity picks up a few months after book #2 in the series, Ink Exchange ends. The courts are in disarray due to the new monarchs. War is using this to its advantage. Until one thing changes it all and changes the was Aislinn looks at her future and the future of her world.

To say any more would give away so much of the plot. But rest assured that when you finish this you will be clamoring for the sequel to it, and the series, not due out for almost two years.
The Literary Bystander
In a Nutshell: Bananananach (whatever her name was) is trying to cause chaos and bring a war because she's bored and basically announces what everyone knows. Seth is a danger to their world because he knows much about them and has a lot of privilege/freedom within it because of the people who knows. After all, he is going out with Aislinn, total BFFLs with Niall and on relatively good terms with Donia. Aislinn and Seth are trying to stay together regardless of the fact that Aislinn is going to r ...more
Oct 10, 2009 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PNR fans, urban fantasy fans
Shelves: reviewed-books
Fragile Eternity brought to fruition all the hopes that I had after reading Wicked Lovely. I've heard from a lot of people that this is truly the second book in the series, instead of Ink Exchange, and for the most part I agree. However, I appreciate Melissa Marr's way of telling the story, through bits and pieces and from different peoples' perspectives. I like that we as readers get to see the same world and same events from a number of different perspectives.

If the monster theme of A Great an
Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
I've been rereading a few of my old favorites in preparation for NOLA StoryCon , and if it wasn't for the tediousness of Aislinn and Keenan, FRAGILE ETERNITY, the third installment of Melissa Marr's WICKED LOVELY series, would have been close to a five star read.

As it is, it's still my favorite thus far (by a LOT).

After a significant reprieve from our erstwhile MCs in the second installment, they're back in full force in this one. BUT. The focus is more on Seth, who, while not being my favori
Dec 02, 2009 Gemma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Anybody else get slightly weirded out by Seth in this book? I admired his mature handling of the whole Ash-Keenan situation in Wicked Lovely, so the whole green eyed thing he has going on in Fragile Eternity was annoying.
It's strange but even in Wicked Lovely I sensed something about Seth was a little off; he could come across as pretty strange and even kinda sinister at times. The creepy factor shoots up in this book; I have a feeling he could turn into a bit of a badass, especially since Niall
Sep 02, 2011 mkh96 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dropped
I got up to 20% of the book when I decided to call it quits so my review may not be that accurate

I read Wicked Lovely and it was okay...and decided to skip Ink Exchange to jump on the bandwagon with Fragile Eternity. For one thing, Melissa Marr delivers the best titles and character names.If only her plots were that good. After being dissatisfied with Wicked lovely, I felt nice enough to offer Marr a second chance with Fragile Eternity.

About a couple of chapters throughout the book, I was given

God, will they just go to war already?! We know it's going to happen!

To say I'm dissapointed would be putting it lightly. The book lacks an actual plot for one thing. A lot of it WAS in fact Aislinn's romantic dabblings, not so much during the last 100 pages, but that was becuase the shift of perspective was focused mainly on Seth.

Here's another issue: Keenan is an asshole. I liked him enough in Wicked Lovely, but I don't know what went wrong. All of a sudden he's going around acting like he
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5 stars= If I love you, I'll buy you a copy from this list of books. (Pls note, if you are my family or dearest friends, feel free to remind me to do so. I am lousy w remembering birthdays/holidays.)

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
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Wicked Lovely (5 books)
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  • Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5)

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