Date of Publication: January 1st, 2009
Previous books in the series:
Wicked Lovely - my review
Ink Exchange - my review
Aislinn never expected to rule in Faerie--but that was before Keenan stole her mortality to make her a monarch. Now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever dreamed of.
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 a new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.
My Rating: 3.0 / 5
While I had a hard time with the first half of the book, I really enjoyed the things that happened in the second half. Especially Seth's development during this novel was lovely to watch and I'm looking forward to see how his decisions will affect the rest of this world.
Fragile Eternity is the third novel in Melissa Marr's faerie series and gave us a more detailed experience of this fairytale-like world. Unlike the second book, it concentrates on Aislinn and Seth's relationship again and showed us how Keenan and the faerie courts affect them.
I have to admit that I struggled with the beginning of this novel. While I grew more attached to this series after reading Ink Exchange, this reminded me of the problems I had while reading Wicked Lovely: I couldn't really connect to the characters and never felt like I had to continue reading.
But after some time I started to get into the story again and really enjoyed the rest. We finally get to find out more about the fourth court, the High Court, and its queen Sorcha. She plays a very important part in Seth's plan to save his relationship with Aislinn and was a very interesting character to meet. I really hope that we'll get to see more of her in the last two novels.
I'm still on the fence when it comes to Keenan and Seth. While I really started to like Seth a lot, I also enjoyed to see Aislinn and Keenan's relationship develop. At the same time I'd also love Keenan to be with Donia. So all in all, the love stories are very interesting to watch and I'm looking forward to find out who will end up together.
Like always, Melissa Marr's writing was very vivid and made it incredibly easy to imagine the world she created. I'm sure that the faeries in this story will become even more cruel in the final two novels and I'm excited to see whether the impending war will claim many victims. All in all, Fragile Eternity was an interesting sequel with a few flaws, but I'm still looking forward to continue this series.