This is the third book in the Wicked Lovely series, and is the direct sequel to Wicked Lovely. I am a big fan of Wicked Lovely, so naturally I loved tThis is the third book in the Wicked Lovely series, and is the direct sequel to Wicked Lovely. I am a big fan of Wicked Lovely, so naturally I loved this book too.
Fragile Eternity picks up where Ink Exchange left off. Nothing too drastic has changed between Keenan and Ash, except that summer is drawing closer and because of that, they feel this pull towards each other. Ash is beginning to feel responsibilities for her fae, but is still having a hard time identifying with them. She enjoys the perks of being fae, but wants to hold on to her mortal life, as well.
This book really focuses on Seth. (Um, Yummy.) He's having a really hard time dealing with Keenan and Ash's relationship, even though Ash promises that it's platonic and only a "job". Fae can't lie, remember? He's determined to find some way to spend eternity with Ash, and it seems like everyone else is just as determined to keep him mortal. In a world where everything can hurt him and he's always in harms way, Seth truly is a weak link in Ash's life. Seth ventures deeper into Faerie to find some way to be with Aislinn.
When Seth disappears for 6 months, Ash needs to decide whether to choose to be happy or to mourn Seth. Decisions are made that will change everything, and relationships are changed forever.
One thing I really liked about Fragile Eternity is how the reader gets to explore more of Marr's fae world. You meet rulers of different courts, and see how the outcome of Ink Exchange effects relationships between the Summer, Winter, and Dark Courts. You see Seth becoming not only a "mere mortal pet", but an important part of the story. As for Keenan, I personally went from disliking him, to feeling bad for him, back to disliking him. I'm not sure what will happen with the Ash-Seth-Keenan triangle in the final installment in the series, but it's sure to be wild, dramatic, and heartbreaking.
Fragile Eternity is a book about what you'll do for love, what you'll risk, and what it's like to face failure. ...more
I picked up this book, because I had just finished Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. I loved that series, so figured I'd go ahead aSo it begins.
I picked up this book, because I had just finished Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. I loved that series, so figured I'd go ahead and blindly jump into the next.
I'm glad I did! I really liked this book. I quickly got attached to the characters, and couldn't wait for more. Unfortuantly for me, I started the series as soon as Darkfever was released...so I've had over a year in between each installment.
The Fever world opens up with Mac, a blond, bubbly, innocent 22 year old sitting by the pool, soaking up the sun while listening to her one-hit wonders. Next thing she knows, her sister is dead, and Mac is in Ireland trying to bring justice to Alina's death. Mac meets an egnimatic bookseller, Jericho Barrons, and the more she digs, the deeper she gets in a world of fae, vampires, and who-knows what else.
Darkfever is the first book in a 5-book series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy and fae-themed books....more
For fans who've been following Karen Marie Moning's "Fever" saga, you'll be left absolutly breathless! Each time I read a new Fever book, I'm left thiFor fans who've been following Karen Marie Moning's "Fever" saga, you'll be left absolutly breathless! Each time I read a new Fever book, I'm left thinking, "Wow, that was better than the last one," and that remains true with Dreamfever.
Faefever left off with a rather controversial topic, and I think that the way Dreamfever started, helped to bring closure to what Mac experienced. She's not exactly healed, but we know she's seen her darkest night. Really, it can't get much worse. (Or can it??)
Never at any point in the book was I trying to rush to the next section. Each and every paragraph was important to the story. And fans will FINALLY get some relief from the steamy Mac/Barrons tension, even if its not what they were exactly expecting.
And the end?? The end of Dreamfever has been among pages and pages of discussion among fans.
I can't wait to see how KMM ties together the series. I've got my fingers crossed for a dramatic ending when Shadowfever comes out in December 2010. I can honestly say that I'll be reading with confidence everything KMM releases....more
Radiant Shadows in the fourth installment in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, and follows another off-shoot of the Ash/Keenan/Seth arc. In this stRadiant Shadows in the fourth installment in Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, and follows another off-shoot of the Ash/Keenan/Seth arc. In this story, we see more of Devlin, who is featured in Fragile Eternity as Sorcha's Bloody Hands (aka Assassin) and Ani, who is the Dark Court hound halfling.
Devlin is the first male faerie, made of Sorcha and Bananach. Sorcha is the embodiment of Reason and Logic and Queen of the High Court, and Bananach is the embodiment of War and Discord and a member of the Dark Court. They are meant to balance each other. But when Sorcha re-created Seth into a fae using her own essence, the balance was thrown off because she then carried some human emotion. Sorcha has been mourning Seth's presence in the mortal world, and therefore she is no longer the exact opposite of Bananach.
Ani has a secret. While her court has a reputation of "feeding" off of human emotions, Ani can also feed off of faerie emotions. She's also losing her mortality by the day, and is becoming more and more fae. On top of that, she is "skin starved", meaning she needs touch to nourish her, as well. This seems to be a Hound trait, but being a halfling, she really shouldn't be able to do any of this. Her and Irial have been doing tests on her blood to see what it is that makes her so different, and so important to Bananach.
Devlin's prior secrets are coming back to get him. He was ordered years ago to kill the pup Ani, who has been under the prior Dark King's protection, but chose not to. When Ani is confronted by Bananach and ordered to kill Niall and Seth, her and Devlin start a journey across country to try to outrun Bananach's chase. But plans change when they find out that Faerie is falling apart while Sorcha chooses to remain in a dream until Seth returns.
Devlin and Ani realize that something must be done to regain the balance between the High Court and the Dark Court.
I am a big fan of Mellisa Marr, but when I heard this book would be another "side installment" of the series, I wasn't too excited. Ink Exchange just wasn't that good for me, and I never really got into the whole Dark Court thing.
This book totally changed my opinions on the series. I. Loved. This. Book. It had everything a great book should have; it was exciting, it had moments of romance and moments of suspense, and the main characters were fun to read. Everyone can fall in love with Devlin, because he's been sheltered in Faerie for so long, and he's finally realizing that he wants to choose his own path. Ani is witty and dangerous and strong.
Fragile Eternity focused a lot of Sorcha and the High Court, and I probably like that arc MORE than I do the Summer Court/Winter Court arc that is supposed to be Wicked Lovely, Fragile Eternity, and the soon-to-be-released fifth book. I like reading about the High Court, and now the Dark Court, too. (I think it was the whole Niall/Irial/Leslie thing in Ink Exchange that really turned me off from it.)
I'm really hoping the series is continued past a fifth book. Every installment, there are new developments and new characters involved. With the way Radiant Shadows ended, I don't see how the entire series can be wrapped up in just one more book.
I highly recommend this young-adult series. Just make sure you read the entire series! Yes, even Ink Exchange. :)...more