Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is the third book in Melissa Marr’s faerie series, following Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. While the books don’t exactly knock my socks off, they are compelling enough to make me keep reading. Fragile Eternity actually picks up from Wicked Lovely…Ink Exchange can pretty much be considered a detour. A very dark detour. (Side note: I read that there are 5 books in the series. Books 2 and 4 are stand-alones, so book 5 will pick up where Fragile Eternity leaves off.)
Fragile Eternity is primarily Seth’s story. Remember Seth? He’s Aislinn’s boyfriend, although things have been a little rocky since she’s become a faery queen. Not to mention immortal. Feeling a bit put out (the whole immortality thing, plus the weird Aislinn/Keenan (he’s a faery king) vibe), Seth ends up hanging out with yet another faery queen. And if you haven’t read Wicked Lovely, you’ll be horribly confused. Even more confused than this short synopsis has probably left you.
Let’s move on to a question. Eva wants to know:
Does Fragile Eternity live up to Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange?
Since I’m not a rabid fan, I can only say it’s on par with, if that makes sense. The books have the same dark tone, the same sexy, slightly bad faeries, and will likely leave you with the feeling of “I want more.” Amy, however, argues that the books get better and better…so check out her review to see what a rabid fan (sorry, Amy, but I just had to) has to say.
As for me, I’ll keep reading, but I have the sneaking suspicion the series will end and I’ll be left with that “it’s missing a little something” feeling.