Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

        
Darkest Mercy
(Wicked Lovely #5)
by Melissa Marr
Summary from Goodreads:

"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 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 exhilarating conclusion to Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless."

Rating:
Epic! Truly Epic!

Darkest Mercy is the perfect ending for the Wicked Lovely series. At first, since I’ve been accustomed to Marr’s writing style, I was already expecting a rather slow-paced series of chapters. But boy was I wrong! This time I didn’t have to wait until the final few chapters to get what I’ve been craving for, all the action, the answers to my questions, everything; were pouring at every chapter that passed. 

This book is unpredictable. I was awed by what Marr has weaved into this book. I’m glad I only read at night when everyone’s asleep because if I wasn’t, I’d surely be receiving baffled glances from people around me for all the emotions they’d be seeing me pour out while holding Darkest Mercy.

Anyway, I don’t want to go through describing much of what happened because I’d be mostly spilling out everything, wouldn’t want to kill the suspense for those who haven’t read it. So instead, I’d just say that this was really full of surprises. I cried over the loss of the faeries that died, laughed over the newly found twists on the lives of the heroes and heroines of this series, and I’ve giggled over their silly cheesy love lines and flirtatious stints. 

I was sad not to see Devlin and Ani though, but Radiant Shadows has pretty much concluded a happy ending for them.

If you’ve read the other Wicked Lovely books, you wouldn’t want to miss this! I take back what I said that Radiant Shadows was my favorite among the series, THIS (Darkest Mercy) is my utmost favorite among them. Truly the fairest of them all. 

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