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BOOK REVIEWS: MELISSA MARR – FRAGILE ETERNITY

Nothing is more awesome than faeries and Melissa has written the best i’ve seen in a decade. Don’t believe me? Well read what our other OBS staff member thought or read it yourself and find out.

Brought by OBS staff member Katlyn

Book Three: Wicked Lovely Series

Summary
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 mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she’d ever imagined.

In Melissa Marr’s third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.
Source: HarperCollins.com

Review
This book definitely gives great insight to the fantasy world of faeries. With each chapter beginning with a quote from other faerie sources it made the book come alive and really makes you think that these “characters” might be closer to reality than fantasy. I have to say this book kept me guessing until the very end. Aislinn’s ability to see the faeries and her strength to uphold the rules, given to her by her grandmother, made her character really strong.

The relationship between Aislinn and Seth was really great to read as they fell in love without ever realizing it. It was the strength of their realtionship that was able to keep Aislinn grounded when the confusing world of faeries threatened to take her.

The way that Marr wrote this novel was very interesting. As a reader you see the plot unravel from many different views but also stay as a third party, giving you the chance to make assumptions about and alliances with the characters. I was truly torn about the main love triangle up until the very end. I wanted to see Aislinn become the Summer Queen and rule with Keenan, the viviacious and handsome faerie, but also wanted her to end up with her chosen love, mortal and extremely sensual Seth.

This book has opened my eyes to this dangerous but beautiful world of faeries and I look forward to reading the rest of the series with these characters.