Darkest Mercy

Darkest Mercy

Book - 2011
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The political and romantic tensions that began when Aislin became Summer Queen threaten to boil over as the Faerie Courts brace against the threat of all-out war.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2011
ISBN: 9780061659256
Branch Call Number: MARR
Characteristics: 327 p

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Clowe15
May 15, 2012

This is an awesome book!!! I love the ending, this has a great pace and is a book that you can't put down until you have finished. I think that Keenan should have given up the summer court a while back, ya know, before he broke Ash's heart. Anyway a great read.

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SKaTEr96
Apr 26, 2012

Reading the other comments I feel like I should re-read the series because i feel like it dragged on too long. SHe should have stopped writting after the second one.

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Snowprincess
Oct 24, 2011

so sad that the series is over now...

Jenna247 Aug 08, 2011

It is sad that the series is over... I still think Keenan is selfish no matter how this book ended. i will miss all the characters :)

I_livelaughlove Aug 07, 2011

This series is so amazing and one of my favorites. All of the books in the series were really good and captivating... I was worried that this last book would not be up to par due to comments saying that the book was difficult to understand and too fast paced. However, I think the book is set at just the write pace and that it is not difficult to understand especially since I have read all of the books in the series prior. Overall, this book was excellent and closed up loose ends. Dare I say, the ending was a surprise... but a good one... depending on how you look at it! :)

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sbig8
May 18, 2011

Just finished the book last night. I can't say i loved this book as much as the other in the series. Maybe because i don't want the series to end, or maybe becuase i felt as though too much time was spent on Keenan and Donia and not enough on Ash and Seth. The one thing that struck me in the book was how strong both characters (Keenan and Ash) are. Ash particularly, she knew what she wanted and wouldn't give that up for anyone. Keenan for finally stop playing games. He could have ended alot of heartache if he simply did what he did a long time age. I don't want to give any the story away in case some of you reading this haven't read it yet. Although, the war did kill alot of people, friends, heros and loved ones, then ending was great, once again, to much on Keenan and Ash. Perhaps the answers that were unanswered for me mean there will be a spin off series or something. Melissa Marr definately left the opportunity. All in all, i loved this series,

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Mahala
May 08, 2011

The ending was pretty well done, no major qustions left hanging, it was pretty well done. Marr left enough open to where she could return to this later on if she so chose. I'm glad I read the series but wish each book hadn't been so far apart, think I'll re-read them all at the same time though once more.

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21383023275683aw
Apr 24, 2011

beautiful cover and book

i';ve read half of the book and now can't wait to read the next. Her writing has gotten better

amazing diction

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thuang26
Apr 14, 2011

I did not particularly like the ending of the book. I kept feeling that aislinn ended up with the wrong person! Sorry not to be insulting but I didn't like it very much.

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Joti_Bilkhu
Mar 12, 2011

SO DAMN AMAZING!!!!!

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juliabrillinger
Jun 24, 2011

The previous books in the series followed the four faerie courts of Summer, Winter, Dark, and High. Aislinn, who once human before she became queen of the Summer Fae, begins the book alone, wondering where Keenan (her king) and Seth (her lover) have disappeared to. Keenan is busy strengthening his court by searching for allies for the coming war. Donia, the Winter Queen, also prepares her court for war. Meanwhile, Niall the king of the Dark court is crazed by the death of the former Dark King, Irial. Seth leaves the safety of the High court in the hopes of helping his friends.
---See full review here:http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/03/darkest-mercy.html

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Mahala
May 08, 2011

The Wicked Lovely series has been a bumpy ride. I adored Wicked Lovely and couldn't understand the changed point of view in Ink Exchange, especially seeing as how at the end she wasn't even turned into a Faery. I then loved Fragile Eternity and especially Niall and Irial's complicated relationship to each other in Radiant Shadows, now having said that it was hard to let the cast go in Darkest Mercy. Keenan and Donia, on opposite sides, are preparing for war while still pining after one another. Ash is trying to strengthen her court while fighting her own need for both Keenan and Seth. Seth meanwhile doesn't realize just what it means to be Sorcha's heir. He sometimes only thinks of what he considers important, from a still human perspective, and not from a Fae one. This causes Seth difficulties in this book.

The story covered a lot, and the reader barely had time to take a breath. All around though it was a fantastic ending. For some it might be anti climatic, for others, just right.

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afalgwenwyn
Mar 06, 2011

afalgwenwyn thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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