Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Review 2/23/10: Fragile Eternity

Fragile Eternity
By: Melissa Marr

Barnes & Noble 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.


After reading Fragile Eternity it gave me the impression that book two; Ink Exchange, was merely a companion novel written to further augment the plot in this book. There were so many characters to follow, but you felt an intimate relationship with them all. Even the one's who weren't so favorable. The writer doesn't give you a false sense of love, and instead provides the reader with real love, one with complications, and barriers, and unconventional partner relationships. Even in this invisible world of faeries, nothing is simple, and there's so much more at stake than a broken heart.

Aislinn tests her abilities, not only as the queen of the Summer court, but also at being able to maintain her relationship with Seth, among the mortals. Her duties are seemingly becoming more and more difficult. Keenan requests her presence more often, and the disputes between the Dark Court and that of the Summer are intensifying. Aislinn is strong willed and stubborn, but also oblivious to truths that are played out right in front of her face. While I was reading this book, there were quite a few times when I had to stop reading because Aislinn's ignorance was pissing me off. Juggling two men, one whom she loves with all her heart, the other, who needs her more than she needs him. Everyone in the Faerie courts know the arrangement between the Summer king and queen, and it's this arrangement that poses serious dangers for everyone involved.

I absolutely fell in Love with Seth upon reading this series, and later, also with Niall. Their unconventional friendship evolves into something greater, and their alliance helps Seth obtain information that will aid him in his quest to be with Aislinn forever, even though it will cost him a great deal. I've already given so much away, and I don't want to ruin it for those of you who have not read this series. So to sum this review up, I was not dissapointed, I was completely enthralled, and I can't wait to continue to follow this series.