Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr - Review

Because I’m a big fan of Melissa Marr’s work and because I loved both Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange I was so ready to rush headlong back into Aislinn and Seth’s story and was incredibly eager to get my hands on this book. How was Seth going to deal with a girlfriend who is now the Summer Queen, especially as summer draws near and Ash is drawn closer to Kennan? How was Ash going to deal with the changes that were happening to her? How was Donia going to deal with seeing Keenan unable to take his eyes off his queen who, of course, prefers Seth? And ultimately how were they going to prevent Bananach provoking war on Earth?

Melissa Marr takes us back to her beautifully defined world where we find Ash torn and feeling guilty as summer draws her closer and closer to Kennan and Seth so very jealous that Ash is spending so much time with Keenan and saddened that he is so easily hurt by both Ash and his best friend, Niall.

Can they stay friends? Can their relationship survive? Will old allegiances hold as the courts jostle for power? Naturally there are those that will try to manipulate the situation to their advantage but oh, one move can change the whole situation and then everyone’s future is uncertain. But is it a change for the better?

Melissa Marr said that this was to be the middle book in a trilogy about Aislinn and Seth and it feels like it. It reminds you of the events and people you fell in love with in Wicked Lovely and makes you pine for the concluding volume because this world simply won’t get out of my head.

Oh, and I know the ending won't suit everyone, but I really thought it appropriate.

I am still out of town, by the way, which is the reason I'm posting so infrequently. Back end of next week.


prophecygirl said...

Great review, I'm so excited to read this!

Ravenous Reader said...

Yeay!! A wonderful review. As you know this book was one of my "freezer" books and thus the reason for my fragile eternity arc giveaway contest. I love the book, but it was hard for me to read...

For anyone interested the contest ends on 4/12/09

Anonymous said...

I wanna read this one too!