Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Book Review: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Title:  Fragile Eternity

Author:  Melissa Marr

Synopsis:  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.


a.) Characters: 4/5 score.  Wow!  The power of love!  Seth is quite a character in this one and we actually get to see the story from his point of view- and I love it!!  We see Aislinn is having trouble coming to terms with loving her court, and she still refuses to fall in love with Keenan.  Keenan is a total jerk!  He plays both Aislinn and Donia, and it makes me want to kill him!  Just because he is a king doesn’t mean a damn thing!  You treat women with respect, Keenan!  

b.) Plot: 5/5 score.  Seth’s quest is all about his love for Aislinn, and it becomes a powerful tale about love, manipulation, deceit, and winning the girl.  I feel bad for Aislinn as she is fighting to stay with Seth and true to Seth but Keenan is always trying to swoon her.  It was starting to get kind of old, but the plot takes a twist and suddenly ANYTHING can happen!

c.) Writing style: 4/5 score.  The writing style really was switched up.  You could tell it was Melissa Marr, but you could feel the character’s voice.  In the beginning you could clearly tell the difference between each character as we switched to their point of view.  At the end, it tapers off some, becoming mellow, but it wasn’t such a bad thing.  It was amazing to read such different personalities during this novel.  My favorite is totally Seth!  

Rating: 13/15 total

By far my favorite so far!  I love love love this told from Seth's view of things.  Really makes me even Aislinn.  

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