Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

After finishing this novel, my initial thought is "poor Ash!" That girl has gone through too much during her 17 years and this book made her life incredibly hard. I would not have wanted to have been her at all.

*Note* If you have not read any of the previous books in this series and do not want to read spoilers, I'm kindly letting you know that now would be the time to stop reading. I'm not going to give away anything in this book, but I will be talking about the previous books.

In Fragile Eternity, I was pleasently surprised that many of the initial characters from the first two novels were discussed in more detail: Seth, Ash, Donia, etc. and we were introduced to new characters throughout the Faerie Courts: Sorcha, Bananach.

Ash has a lot to deal with: being the new Summer Queen, fighting off Keenan's affections, and staying true to Seth and her love for him, all while trying to live the "mortal" life with her school, school friends, and see her grandmother (Like I said: Poor Ash!). Seth, on the other hand, is getting frustrated with just being a "mere mortal". He's tired of Ash going off with Keenan to do Court stuff and he's getting a tad jealous. So, to fix this, he decides he wants to become a faery himself!

This novel travels with Seth (mostly: it veers off to Ash, Keenan, Donia, and Niall a little bit, keeping the reader on their toes and learning new tidbits of the other Faerie Courts) and his journey to try and find a way to be with Aislinn forever - so she would never have to pick between her mortal boyfriend and her faery king.

In the end, though, Seth was not able to see the ... problems that would arise with his decision that has left ALL of the courts in a bit of a tussle...

I can't wait to read the next book to see what Ash and Seth decide, and to see if Bananach gets her way, since she is War and wants all of the courts to start fighting one another. This series just gets better and better; Marr has a great writing style and she is entrapping me into her stories, making me anticipate what will happen next. (Thank goodness I have all 5 books and won't have to wait!)

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