I am totally hooked on this series, which is just what I need right now. What happened to the freestanding books in my life. Oh yes, they are piled high on the nightstand begging to be read and not tossed aside for the latest installment of whatever. I will get to you soon. I promise.
As this is the third book in the Wicked Lovely series there are spoilers in this review, so stop if you were planning on reading them. Let me say that if you thought that you could just skip over Ink Exchange because it is about Leslie, Niall and Irial, that’s kind of a big mistake. Things happen in that book that are important to Fragile Eternity. Court politics and relationships are shaped in such a way in that book that you might find yourself a little befuddled at the start of Fragile Eternity. Personally I tried to skip Ink Exchange (even though it is my favorite cover) and start Fragile Eternity, because I was so caught up in the story of Aislinn, Seth and Keenan. I read that Niall was the King of the Dark Court and said wait a minute. How did that happen?
So, Fragile Eterenity begins with Aislinn as the new Summer Queen still totally in love with Seth, but Seth is feeling his mortality. He hates being weak – needing a bodyguard and being singed by Aislinn, literally. Meanwhile, Aislinn is finding herself drawn more and more to Keenan as the solstice draws near. While Wicked Lovely was mainly Aislinn’s story and Ink Exchange was Leslie’s story, Seth is the focal point of Fragile Eternity. So much depends on his actions. I really liked Seth up until this book, and while he did some things that make me anxious for the next installment in the series, I was so angry with him for most of the book. Because Aislinn is stuck between Seth and Keenan, she’s much weaker in this book. Seth and Keenan are both a little selfish and that can be frustrating. Frankly I’m not sure who I want Aislinn to end up with, but I like Keenan more than I know I should. All things considered he is very patient for a faerie king and I’d just like to see what they might be like together. I know he’s selfish and has done some horrible things, but I’m totally smitten by the whole make you feel like summer just by looking at you thing. Maybe she should just ditch the lot of them and find someone else? I haven’t heard anything about her next book, but this one ends in such a way that there must be another in the wings.
If you dare, there is a book trailer for Fragile Eternity on the Harper Teen site. Let’s just say that the casting for this one was not quite right. Okay, I was trying to be nice, but I can’t. It was horrible. There I said it. Pretty website otherwise.