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.
©2009 Melissa Marr; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
I have listened to the first 2 books in the series mostly enjoying both of them. The narrators could have both been better, but the plot kept me listening to them. I liked the reader much better when he read the last book.
That leads me to believe it is merely the book that is bad. I have had it in my library for the last 2 months and have only been able to stand about half of it. Every time I start it up again I think "Oh yeah, now I remember why I turned this off!"
Halfway through the book it still appears to be going in no particular direction, it is slow, and they keep revisiting characters I have had no interest in learning more about from the first 2 books.
I had to write a review for this to spare others the regret. Even if you enjoyed the first two books like I did you will probably find this one a lost cause.
I personally loved the book Wicked Lovely, and I didn't hate Ink Exchange(though it was rather slow). I bought Fragile Eternity expecting the return of Aslinn to be entertaining, or at least a book that would bring the series forward. All I read was the constant complaining Aslinn who cries for months and a Seth who is weak and tempermental and who seems so uncaring while in Farier, even once he learned the difference in time he still expected her to understand without asking anyone to ask her to just wait for him and he will explain when his time is done..but no..he says nothing, even knowing she has to be hurting. Unfortunately it doesn't even keep the series going, except creating more problems and burning more bridges. Every moment with the high queen who becomes a mother made me feel like the book couldn't end fast enough, they drove me crazy, Seth just seemed to change so much of who he was/is.
This was an OK book kinda slow.. It was better than the previous one though.
Excellent third in a series. This book is building the suspense in the story so that you are looking forward to the next one and can't wait. It continues the story from the first two in a way that you kind of come up with your own scenarios which as you read on you find that you were wrong but you keep on doing it any way yet you cant stop reading and when you get to the end you do not expect it, you want more.
I enjoyed listening to Wicked Lovely. I thought it had a good storyline and stuck to it. When I started Fragile Eternity I felt as if I had missed two books in this series. A lot happened in between the first and second book but the reader doesn't get a summary or flashback to catch them up. New characters get roughly introduced and the plot doesnt become apparent until halfway through the book. Not the best sequel. Oh yea, the narrator is now a guy? That threw me too. It would be alright with me if he actally tried to make the characters sound different. Alas, everyone sounds alike which makes this book even harder to follow.
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