Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fragile Eternity


Fragile Eternity
by Melissa Marr
# of pages: 400
Age range: 14+
rating: 3.5

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.

I had wanted to read the sequel to Wicked Lovely for some time now so I was quite excited when I saw the book available in my local library. As usual Melissa Marr delivered with beautiful writing, and character detail, but for me the plot was severely lacking.

To be honest I felt like the book dragged a bit, there wasn't much of a climax. Obviously, all of the pent up tension that was being developed throughout the novel will be released in the next book. But, I felt like the same old thing was reiterated over and over again throughout the novel.
Aislinn loves Seth, she lusts for Keenen. Keenen loves Donia but he needs Aislinn. Seth feels like a pathetic mortal and is sick of the thing between Keenen and Aislinn. The End.

This isn't to say that it was a bad book, there was plenty of great things going on. Just not a lot action, a lot of promise of action, but action...nada.

I'll definitely read the next installment, I just hope it packs more of a punch than this novel did. If you like this book be sure to check out...

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
Wake by Lisa McMann
Tithe by Holly Black
Poison Study: Maria V. Snyder

-M.

1 comment:

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