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Publication Date: 22 February 2011.
I received an ARC of Darkest Mercy from Different Area Codes Book Tour.
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.
The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.
Darkest Mercy is the final book in the Wicked Lovely series. Author Melissa Marr has written a fantastic and fitting end for her characters.
What Worked (for me):
Like the previous books in this series, Darkest Mercy explores the dangerous and seductive world of faerie and its inhabitants, as well as the humans they come into contact with. Marr has brought all of the characters from the previous books together for the perfect conclusion to their stories. I do not want to give anything away, so I'm afraid this review will be a bit vague and brief, but readers of this series will not be disappointed with the ending that Marr has written for her characters.
The most intriguing thing about the Wicked Lovely series is that Marr has written such great and multi-faceted characters. Even the villains are so well written you can't but help feel some compassion towards them. Throughout the series, Marr has explored the deepest parts of her characters' psyches and revealed their darkest desires. Darkest Mercy continues this tradition and then some.
Darkest Mercy is a edge of your seat, adventurous ride that left me gasping and wishing for more. My only disappointment is that this is the end of the series, but I have so enjoyed the journey to this point. If you haven't read the Wicked Lovely series yet, you are missing out on one of the best young adult series' written.
MY RATING IS 5 STARS.
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