You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

REVIEW: Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr


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.

About the Author

Melissa Marr is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity, and Radiant Shadows.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061659258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061659256

SOURCE:  Book It Forward ARC Tours

The series ended exactly how it was supposed to.  Well, at least I was happy about it.  I felt that Melissa Marr wrapped up the series with a reasonable plot line and that all loose threads were tied together.  It may not be the ending some people were looking for but it worked for me.  The story does flip around with each character given their own time in the sun and point of view.

You find out what Seth really is, what Niall really wants, what happens to Irial and of course the queens.  Donia and Aislinn have come to an understanding and compromise that in turn makes them each stronger.  Keenan find his own place in the world. I did miss some of the minor characters like Leslie although she does make a brief appearance.  The Hounds figure somewhat prominently in the story like Baranach.  I thought this was a real page turner with lots of action and a little romance. 


  1. Glad you enjoyed it! I read the first two and am planning on getting the last three now that they are out! Thanks for the review.

  2. Hi! New follower- I'm really excited about reading this book. I still need to read Radiant Shadows before I can read this one. It's always bittersweet when a series that I love ends.


  3. I love this series, haven't read this one yet, but glad to know I won't be disappointed in the ending.

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