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Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3)

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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
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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 389 pages
Published April 21st 2009 by Bowen Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kim
Apr 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
[2.5 stars] Okay, let’s keep it real. We all know I’ve had trouble getting into YA lately, but I needed something light to listen to while doing yoga. It turned out to be a rather insightful experience, however, because reading Fragile Eternity help me pinpoint a little better why YA just hasn’t been hitting the spot lately (and I don’t think it’s because I’m getting too old for it, thank the stars).

You see, I’m in a reading point in my life where I’m looking for more world building and event-dr
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Karin
Nov 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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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
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Yan
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
kari
Aug 14, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, ya
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Laura
Jan 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
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46milestogo
Mar 09, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
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Cindy
Aug 03, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Aislinn cries. Seth waits around. 389 pages and it's finally over.
Robbie
Jan 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
"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
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Nicole
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Katyana
Mar 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Julie Zantopoulos
The nostalgia of this book series is so real, guys. Honestly, they aren't fantastic but damn if they aren't an addicted quick read. Nothing is realistic. Everything is angsty insta-love and rushed plot development and I still just can't stop reading them.
Merve Özcan
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
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Angie
May 12, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
Melissa Marr once again gave us a very unexpected and sad ending. All three books so far did not end as you would expect a YA to end. The first wasnt quite sad but just really unexpected, the second was the most sad, and this one is more of a cliffhanger. Its sad because we dont get to find out the fate of Aislinn and Seth. I thought that was what the whole book was leading to so I feel like I've been ripped off, like the ending was missing. Aislinn, Seth, and Niall are the only characters in th ...more
valee
Sep 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
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Kristi
Nov 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
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Bex
Mar 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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)
Critically
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
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Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can also be found on Reading Lark: http://readinglark.blogspot.ca/2012/0...

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
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Jan 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
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Dancechica
Apr 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Angela
Can't wait for this book! It is a true sequel to "Wicked Lovely"!! (Unlike "Ink Exchange" that was just a companion novel.)

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Wow! As much as I loved the previous books by Melissa Marr, this one is even better! And it's LONGER, too! 390 PAGES!! FRAGILE ETERNITY is such a perfect title for this book. It describes so many parts of the story. It really dives into Aislinn adjusting to being the Summer Queen, Seth dealing with her new life and responsibilities, Keenan coming into his own wit
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Marissa Novels On The Run
Jul 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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Mindy
Oct 15, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
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Faith
Jan 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
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.
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Danielle Folker
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
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