Review – Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Posted November 28, 2011 in Review / 0 Comments

Title: Fragile Eternity
Series: Wicked Lovely #3
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Young Adult
Published: April 21st 2009
Source: Purchase

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

From the back cover: Seth wants to be with Aislinn forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.  Keenan stole Aislinn’s mortality to make her a monarch. 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 to 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.

Let me start by saying I don’t give up easily on a series, especially a series with a great world that I love to get lost in. The Wicked Lovely series has one of those worlds. It is extremely imaginative & seductive. It’s just that, well, I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to open up a can of whoop ass on Aislinn. UGH!!

Fragile Eternity seemed to be a transitional book. It just seemed to lope along for the first half. It finally took off for the second half of the book when it got into Seth’s story. I really enjoyed Seth’s character growth in this book (I missed him last time around) and I look forward to where he goes. If it wasn’t for so much time spent on Aislinn’s complete lack of decision making in the first part of the book, I would have given this book 4 stars.

Because there are so many other characters I truly love who I want to see where they go (and I must have closure), I will definitely finish this series. Don’t let this book be the deal breaker whether you stop in the series or not. Just know going in that it’s not going knock your socks off like Wicked Lovely did.


About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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