by Melissa Marr (website
)last book in the Wicked Lovely series…
published February 22nd by HarperTeen
copy generously provided by publisheramazon
synopsis 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 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.
The waiting has an end!
The last book in the Wicked Lovely series is finally here!
Darkest Mercy was brilliant. I’m in awe! I have no other words to describe it other than it had everything you ever wished for an ending of a series! It was enthralling, full of emotions, it has characters that will surprise you and you will shed tears, but in the end you will close the book and have closure. It has the perfect balance between light and dark. I thank Mrs Marr from the bottom of my heart for this final piece of awesomeness!
Ever since I started Wicked Lovely I was fascinated with this story Mrs Marr created, with the world of Faeries living in the human realm among Mortals but most of all with this incredible characters created. With every book you got to know a new set of characters, yet the other ones were never really neglected and moved on.
With Darkest Mercy this now all came to an end, the captivating story woven together now finally pulled all together ready for the final battle. Decision are about to be made that leave you speechless – from characters you would expect it the least.
Questions we asked ourselves will be answered….
Will Ash and Keenan find a way to bring the Summer Court back to his real power?
Will Donia find Peace in being the new Winter Queen,
or will still grieve over the loss of Keenan her one and true love?
Is there any way she’ll ever find love?
Will Irial survive the poison or die?
What will happen with Niall, with Leslie?
What about Seth?
Will be fight for Ash – to be with her? etc, etc ….
The storytelling in the last book was perfect. We switched back and forth between all the important characters and but everything is perfectly intertwined to that you’ll never feel cheated when switching to another scenery. In the end, all have to work together to defeat War, to defeat Disorder who is getting more and more violent. Fey die. This could be the end if not Summer, Winter and Dark Court work together – all Fey could die. The Wicked Lovely books were never just light and sunshine. There was always the darkness and cruelty lingering but I admire this books for this combination. Darkest Mercy had the perfect balance between cruelty, darkness, sunshine and hope.
I was amazed by the development and deepness of all the character. They outgrew themselves and made decisions I never expected them to to. Without any spoilers I can tell Keenan will surprise you the most, but also Ash finally arrived and took the place where she was always meant to be.
Can I just say I agree with Danny? Kidding! That would be boring! But I do! I have to admit it took me a little while to get back into this book series. For some reason I couldn’t remember what had happened and where this thing was going. But I pushed through because I wanted to see what was going to happen to Ash, Seth, Donia and Keenan! Once things picked up in the middle I was hooked! And then the book just flew by!
It’s hard to write a review without giving away any spoilers, but I love that Mrs Marr didn’t make everything shiny and happy and perfect. I think characters should show growth, warts included, and she wrote all of those in. I really loved it!
I got to read this ARC first and I’ll be honest, I’ve read so many books since then that the details are a bit fuzzy. But what I do remember about the final installment of this series is that all of the important questions were answered, blood was shed, love was proclaimed, and the entire system was balanced. My favorite character from Darkest Mercy was Keenan. I never liked him very much in this series, but this book changed my mind. He changed into a true champion, in my opinion. His actions were very out of character and I was glad to see it. is one of the best series-enders that I’ve ever read, hands down.
Apart from all the amazement you will shed tears – but truly, what would be a good book without any tears? Emotions is what moves a plot and you have the perfect amount here in Darkest Mercy.
I’m thankful that HarperTeen provided us with a copy and I can assure you my review is truly and really honest. I absolutely loved and adored this book, it was the perfect ending for a wonderful series. If you haven’t start with the series yet, start now!