Friday, February 12, 2010

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Let's celebrate my birthday with a book review, how about it?

Fragile Eternity
SPOILER: This review might contain spoilers if you haven't read the rest of the series.
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.
I have a few things that I LOVED and didn't love about this book. Let's start with the goodies.

Seth wants to spend eternity with Aislinn and Aislinn wants to spend it with Seth. The thing is, Seth is mortal and Ash is not. Oh, and there's a hot Summer King in the way, too. And as Summer approaches, it becomes harder and harder for Ash and Keenan to keep their hands and feelings off of each other. Of course, this brings a little jealousy and resentment. Seth is determined to find a way to become a faery and he won't stop until he gets it. And he gets in serious trouble for that. This books follows our favorite characters in search of love and happiness. Although it alternates from points of view, this does not affect in any way the overall plot and feeling of the book.

Melissa Marr's third book in this series is as engaging as the others. The imagery is fantastic and the world she  has created is so enchanting that it seems so real. I was grabbed in the very first page and I didn't stop until the end. I HAD to know what was going to happen. I loved to see Grams return to the books, I missed her. I also loved the new intake of characters in this book. We get a more in depth look into the High Court and its queen and the ones we thought 'evil'.

One thing I love about this book is that Melissa Marr makes you love EVERY character, good or evil. I felt for each of them and I was torn. I love that the characters who are 'evil' also have a nice soft side, it really makes them round and complete. As for the rest of the characters, they are believable and well developed. I think that I related to Keenan the most in this installment which surprises even me.

The plot is fast paced and plain amazing. There are so many twists and turns and it's so enchanting. I can't wait to read the next book. Okay, now things I didn't like:

Seth. All of this time I've rooted for Seth. I've thought him mature and such a sweet and amazing guy but he really let me down in this one. Something happens that makes me almost hate him. He is immature and quick and irrational. I hated his choices and I hated that he was so dependent. And then he expects for everything to be a-okay with everybody. He doesn't know the consequences of his choices and that pissed me off. Majorly. So major is this feeling that I doubt that I will like him again and I think that the future book(s) need to convince me otherwise or else I will end up hating him even more.

I'd rather not continue my rant because it might spoil it for you but yeah, that's how I feel. Stupid Seth seeks stupid stuff (haha alliteration).

In one sentence:
"A mesmerizing sequel that will leave you craving more!"

Plot: 5
Characters: 4
Writing: 5
Cover: 5
Overall Feeling: 4
Average: 4.6


Shannon O'Donnell said...

I kind of spot read it because the series looks interesting. I'll have to find book one. :-)

Book Monster said...

This is another book on my tbr list and it looks so good. Awesome review!!

Justine said...

Hi Pat! You won an award here:


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