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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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.

The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.

I absolutely adore the Wicked Lovely series. Typically, fairies are portrayed in a Disneyfied way. I never really could stand that being a huge fan of A Midsummer Nights Dream. So the Wicked Lovely series was a refreshing change, plus it got me into the real folkore about the fae. Plus this blog IS called wittyheroine, meaning I like strong, smart (and of course witty) female leads. This series is chalk full of them. Darkest Mercy is the last book in the series and focuses mostly on Donia but like with Marrs other books she tries to give almost all of her characters a chance to speak. Melissa Marr ends her series beautifully and makes her characters grow. I found myself liking characters I hadn't really before and cheering on couples I never thought would work. Simply put, the book is pure awesomeness.

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