Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

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.

Before I get into anything, I'd just like the say that Melissa Marr has definitely amped up her game. Fragile Eternity was far more than I could have asked for. Her fans will be left with the full satisfaction that comes with reading a well written book.

In the first book, the main focus was on Aislinn and whether or not she was the true Summer Queen. Now, in Fragile Eternity, we follow along with Aislinn and Seth, wondering and hoping their love will last.

Aislinn is getting more comfortable with her role as Summer Queen, alongside Keenan, the Summer King, and Seth, her best friend and boyfriend. But she's confused by her feelings and wants nothing more than to be with Seth. She repeatedly wishes that she weren't the Summer Queen, and that she were mortal. She knows that all of her friends will die, Seth included, and she'll be left to rule with Keenan.

Seth. We see a different side of him completely, a darker side. He's willing to do anything to keep Aislinn in his life. He knows she's the one and can't stand the thought of losing her to Keenan; he can't help but notice the lust building between the two.

Fragile Eternity is filled with surprises that I never saw coming, and parts that made me want to jump up and down, which I did at one point. The decision that Aislinn is left to make at the end will leave you gasping for more, wishing for more story.

Fragile Eternity is a title that fits perfectly. It elaborates on the fact that Seth and Aislinn's relationship is fragile and weak in a world that could easily tear them apart. All in all, it was beautifully written and a great way to continue the story. Recommended to all!


Writing: 5/5
Story: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Cover: 5/5


Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to read this one!

Amy said...

oh man, I want this more than ever now! I've been really craving a long fairy type book. great review! btw did you make your layout yourself? It's so pretty:)

Eli said...

Sounds great! I can't wait to read it. :) Great review!