Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
I have had this book on my TBR list forever, With so many Indie reviews lately I really needed to just take a break and read a series just for me just for fun, get back to my favorite genre cuddle up with a hot cuppa and settle in. This was really just what I needed, I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot, Aislinn is a great female lead, she is strong with good values and really knows how to fight for whats important to her, she isn't afraid to ask for help when she is frightened and unsure how to protect herself from the unwanted attention of the Fey who she has tried to ignore her whole life . Not a big fan of Keenan's although I admire the fact that he will do anything for his subjects, he doesn't seem to really think of the others in his single mindedness as he stalks his future Queen he has a collection of summer girls over the last 6 centuries that were unworthy of the thrown and unable to re-enter the mortal world.. Seth I like, I enjoy his personality I really am looking forward to seeing more of him in the future, I like how even though he has no idea of the trouble they have gotten into he is more than willing to help his friend out any way he can through research, a shoulder to cry on etc.
I gave this book a 3.5 out of 5 star rating
Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils
This is more on a companion book than a sequel really as it deals with Leslie who is Aislinn's best friend, Niall the Summer King's advisor and Irial the Dark King. Niall has been asked to keep Aislinn's mortal friends safe from the other faery courts, and he does so invisible to the mortals around him. He watches Leslie admires her from afar keeping her protected. Leslie is lost and broken, she is struggling to survive everyday and keep the demons from her past at bay. She is keeping secrets from her best friend and knows her best friend is keeping things from her and she longs to go back to the way things were before. Leslie is looking for a change and thinks by getting some ink it will give her back some of the confidence she lost. Irial is the Dark King he knows what his court needs to survive and they have been suffering since the death of the old Winter Queen, while a war between the courts is something he isn't interested trying to find a balance and nourishing his fey is his priority. Irial thinks he has found the solution in the Ink exchange he may be able to save them all even if for a just a little while or until he can convince an old friend to to take up the thrown and come back to a court that he rejected.
I gave this book a 3.5 out of 5 star rating.
Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.
Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.
I will be honest I am not a fan of the summer king Keenan, he is manipulative, and arrogant and is messing with everyone's head "for the good of his faeries" Aislinn is very indecisive in this story which I found very annoying she has gone from a very confident character, to a faery that is lost and indecisive; she is tempted by Keenan drawn to him by summers power, while she is still in love with Seth her draw to the summer king stands in the way of her happiness and that of her subjects.
Seth is so in love with the summer Queen that he finds a way into faery and barters with Sorcha the High Queen at a chance for immortality by becoming fae himself. Time in Faery goes by much slower than in the mortal world, what seems like days in Faery is weeks in the mortal world, and the longer he is away the closer to Aislinn Keenan is getting. Events are set in motion that will rock the faery courts to their very core, and the time to choose sides is coming. While I have been enjoying this series this was not my favorite by a long shot. While I enjoyed Seth's portion of the story Aislinn's story line got on my nerves and annoyed the crap out of me.
I gave this book a 3 out of 5 star rating
Hunger for nourishment.
Hunger for touch.
Hunger to belong.
Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.
Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.
Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?
While again I didn't really find this book as a sequel it was more like a companion book like the ink exchange. This story centers around Ani who is half mortal half fae and Devlin who is the high queens assassin. War is ready for battle and she is doing all she can to entice the faery courts to declare war upon each other. The high queen is mourning the absence of her newly made son Seth and faery is starting to unravel. It is up to Ani and Devlin to get back to faery and help the high queen to become balanced again, and restore faery back to order. Ani is the key to all of this, and together And Ani and Devlin will create the shadow court.
I really enjoyed this book it had a lot of action and intrigue the pace was fast, and I stayed interested and engaged throughout I enjoyed the emotional upheaval that the characters were under and I found it set everything up perfectly for the final book in the series.
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 star rating.
Send the messengers for the Faery Courts. This is the end.
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.
Wow I have to say I loved this book ! I have loathed Keenan for the last 4 books and I have to say in this last installment he really redeemed himself. While the courts think Keenan is off sulking he is trying to rally more allies. War is not patient, and she is doing all she can to throw the faery courts into battle demanding that they pick sides. All the characters in this book, come full circle in this book as they finally become the regents they were meant to be. I loved the Marr has no problem killing off beloved characters for the betterment of the story, I was shocked and awed, I was pissed and thrilled with the developments in this book. I couldn't wait to finish this book and was sad when I had to put it down and go to work. I have read and dreamed of these faeries for the last week and a half and I will admit that I will be a little sad to leave them. It was very much a welcome escape to get back to a genre that I love.
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 star rating