Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
In “Fragile Eternity,” we are back to concentrating on the story of Aislinn, Keenan, and Seth. Althought Aislinn still loves Seth, she feels inexplicably drawn Keenan during the height of summer and he begins pressuring her to become more than just friends, on the basis that it would stregthen their court. We actually get to see more of the story from Seth’s perspective, which was quite exciting.
Although I’m not usually big on love triangles (or quadrangles, as the case may be, when you add Donia into the mix), Marr does it really well. Seth wanted to do what was best for Aislinn and their relationship, Donia wanted to maintain her dignity, Keenan was trying to do what was necessary to strengthen his court, and Aislinn was conflicted by her new feelings as she transitioned into her role as Summer Queen. I also liked that we got to see more of the different fairy courts.
Very well written, I think I prefer the books that focus more on Aislinn, Seth, and the Summer Court, so this one was right up my alley, as opposed to Ink Exchange. I can’t wait for the rest of the series!