Monday, April 12, 2010
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Release Date: Available Now from HarperTeen
Source: Personal Collection
Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone--but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he's 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'm trying to get ready for Radiant Shadows, so I'm playing catch up. I love Melissa Marr, but I just didn't have time to get to this one until now. It was wonderful to delve back into Seth and Aislinn's story. Although I loved Ink Exchange, Seth and Aislinn really fascinate me, so it was like catching up with old friends.
This was a fantastic read, and I've come to expect nothing less from Marr. She's a truly wonderful storyteller who always sweeps me away and into the story. I love escaping into her books and this one was just as rich and gorgeous as her previous two books. Seth and Aislinn are great characters, and I love that as much as I love Seth, Marr always lets Keenan pull on my heartstrings, too. It takes a great author to make me fall for two vastly different fictional characters, but she can certainly pull it off. And don't even get me started on Niall, who I would run away with at the drop of a hat. Lovely!!
The intrigue is really upped in this outing. You never know who you can trust in the world of Faery. Just when you think you have someone figured out, Marr throws in a curveball that makes you question all of your beliefs. I just love her books and I can't wait to read Radiant Shadows. I know it's going to be amazing....no pressure though.
Melissa is passing through Missouri in a couple weeks. She won't be coming to my side of the state (Kansas City), but she will be heading to that other big Missouri city (St. Louis). It's about 3 1/2 hours away, but I've convinced my sister to drive over there with me. I can't pass up seeing Melissa Marr, after all. I CANNOT wait!!