Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

While Ink Exchange holds a very special place in my heart, it does seem possible that these books just get BETTER and BETTER. I loved Fragile Eternity with all of my heart, I am just one hundred percent pleased with the way that it played out, except for one thing...please give Donia some happiness!

By the way...big huge spoilers if you haven't read Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange.

Anyway, Fragile Eternity is the mainly Seth's story. Seth is Aislinn's mortal lover. Summer is getting closer and closer which means it's a time of passion for Aislinn and Keenan's court. And they are drawn together more than ever. But Keenan loves Donia and Aislinn loves Seth...whatever will they do?

Seth is still mortal and Aislinn struggles with both knowing they can't be forever and her increasing attraction to Keenan. Seth is also best friends with Niall, who is now King of the Dark Court and just so happens to hate Keenan. So we have all sorts of soap opera and drama and I love it.

Seth longs to be able to protect Aislinn...and the only way he thinks that will happen...and give them a chance at forever is if he becomes a faery.

At first I was a bit skeptical of how this was going to work and what was going to happen. One thing I enjoy about these books as that with each book we get deeper and deeper into the world of the faeries and stakes get raised higher and higher. It really is a fragile peace they have and the conclusion of this book...while in every way starting down the path for the next, simply could not have been more satisfying to me. I absolutely love that Marr was able to weave Seth into this story in a way that made him a significant character on his own apart from Aislinn and maybe even more important than her. I've probably spoiled too much already, but I love these books!!!!

And oh the romantic/sexual tension!! I seriously fell into this book and did not want to come out. It seems so rare these days to be transported completely away by a book and so I'm thankful when it happens!

Rating: 5/5
Things You Might Want to Know: Well, yes, there is talk of sex though nothing too explicitly described, it's there! And a little violence. And maybe there was a little language though nothing too significant.

You can read my review of Ink Exchange, and also visit Melissa Marr's website.



Blodeuedd said...

The books sounds lovely, i have seen them around and I am sooo curious :)

Unknown said...

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Meghan said...

I only read the first paragraph of your review to avoid spoilers, but I am really looking forward to this book! I'm glad to hear it just gets better.

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I decided to go ahead and read the spoilers, since it will be awhile before I am able to get to Fragile Eternity and I'll probably forget. You've got me really excited to read this and Ink Exchange!

Julie P. said...

Sounds like another author I need to explore.

bermudaonion said...

I really want to read some of Melissa Marr's work - I keep reading great things about it.

Melissa O. said...

Great review! I am loving this series, too--each book more than the next!

S. Krishna said...

Ok, I only read the first three sentences of this review because I haven't yet read Wicked Lovely. I really want to read these books!

Heather said...

At last!!! I've been waiting for your review. I totally agree; Marr is just getting better and better. I really cannot wait for the next book in the series. FE has quite an ending! I liked Seth well enough in the first book, but I really came to just adore him in this one. He is such a great character. He and Niall are my favorites I think, besides Aislinn. That Keenan...I just never know what he's thinking and I'm really starting to question if he loves anyone but himself. Oh I just can't wait for the next one!!!

Helga Marie Bee said...

I have walked past these books 100times, this review has inspired me to check them out... Amazon here I come.

Beth F said...

It's hard for me to believe that they get better and better because I loved Wicked Lovely. But I'll let you know after I read Ink Exchange and then get to Fragile Eternity.

Ana S. said...

I couldn't read your full review because of the spoilers, but I wanted to tell you that I finished Wicked Lovely yesterday and I loved it :D

Kailana said...

I really need to get around to reading this book! I have had it since it came out and still haven't sat down and read it!

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure my very own copy is sitting in the box from B&N that arrived today...and that I have yet to open. This sounds like the perfect Friday night book (you know, when you can just keep reading because you don't have to get up early the next morning)!

Amy said...

Blodeudd...don't delay!

Meghan...can't wait to see what you think!

Jen...yay! :)

Julie...please do!

Kathy...she's wonderful. I love these books.

Helga Marie...yay!

Beth...believe it! I loved Wicked Lovely, too.

Nymeth...yay!!!!!!! I'm relieved you liked it. :)

Kailana...do it, read it!

softdrink...yes perfect for Friday night/Saturday morning!

Melissa...I know! Next up is the manga!

Swapna...you could probably knock them out in a couple of hours:)

Heather...I love Seth, Niall, Donia, and Sorcha. I preferred Leslie to Aislinn who was a bit annoying in this book.

Jenny Girl said...

I didn't read your whole review due to the spoiler warning, but I just started Wicked Lovely and am loving it!

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