Author: Melissa Marr Genre: Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins Date Published: March 23, 2010
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.
Why Did I Read this Book:
Third Book in a really awesome series. Why would I not read it???
This was Seth’s story and at the same time it was not. It was also the story of Sorcha the High Queen. Seth is realizing the implications of being a mortal in a fae court. While he is welcome to all of the courts, almost, he is mortal and always in grave peril. Being with Aislim as a mortal is hard and if he wants to be their for her in full capacity he needs to be something more than mortal.
Aislim asks Keenan for his help and he refuses helping her to find a solution to Seth’s Mortality. Can we say Prick? Seriously this guy knows stuff, and he is holding back in order to twist the situation to his advantage. And yet Aislim keeps forgiving him and refuses to see how conniving he is and manipulative.
Seth asks Nial for help, and Nial refuses. But he mentions Sorcha and Seth grabs onto that hope like a dying man at sea. When Banarch shows up (Sorcha’s evil opposite sister) he goes with her as she promises to bring him to Sorcha. Seth strikes a bargain but not all is as it seams. Even though she has tricked him he still judges it a fair deal.
There are some really great twists and plots as we get to discover even more of fae and are finally introduced to the high court. We really get to see the depths of Keenan’s bastardness and you know what he gets what he deserves, even though I know he is going to come back and somehow its going to bite everyone in the ass for it. But he deserves to see the failure of his ways, and he really should come back to face the music of it.
Aislim and Seth get more tangled rather than smoother as Seth forces her to face things she had been trying to avoid. While Seth does get what he wants its not a happily ever after. There is still a lot of work to be done, and I would expect nothing less out of a Melissa Marr book. She doesn’t leave things all nice and perfectly tidy. Life is messy and she lets it be that way. But she also doesn’t purposefully not tie up things either. She ties up what she starts in the beginning, but she also lets their be consequences to actions.
Another great step in the Mellissa Marr Wicked Lovely series, yet it really also just goes to show how deep the series truly is and how far we have yet to go. I can’t wait for more.