Sunday, June 26, 2011

Series Review: Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr

Author: Melissa Marr
Release Dates: Ranged from 2007 to 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen
5 Stars - Series Rating - LOVED THESE BOOKS

Synopsis for Darkest Mercy

The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.
Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.
Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.

I chose the cover of Darkest Mercy for this series review, not only because it is the last book, but also because it is my favorite of the five books.  The first book is Wicked Lovely, second is Ink Exchange, third is Fragile Eternity, fourth is Radiant Shadows and fifth is Darkest Mercy.  The titles alone set these books apart.  The covers are brilliant, beautiful and captivating.  It is the way Marr writes that stole my heart.  The Wicked Lovely series is a haunting story of love, and betrayer of faeries.  These are not the cute pixie fairies, but dark mysterious creatures.  The way she describes each character down to every feather and detail brings me right into this world.  I can hear the sound of Bananachs wings, feel the summer sun on my skin, and breath the cold air of winter.  Each book takes different characters and tells their stories in depth.  The last book brings them all together in one last final stand.  The last book left me breathless, and still aching for more.  I now am trying to figure out how to get Graveminder, and Enthralled without breaking my book buying ban!               

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