Title: Darkest Mercy
Author: Melissa Marr
Genre: YA Fiction/Urban Fantasy
Hardcover: 327 pages
Source: Borrowed from Library
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository
My Rating: 4/5
Description 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.
*Contains Spoilers of Previous Books in the Series*We finally discover where the love triangles and fairy politics take the lovely characters of this series.
In the final installment Aislinn, the normal girl that is taken, turned into the Summer Court queen of the fae and placed into a world of magic, politics, friendship and danger has to make decisions in this book that could mean the destruction of her court and losing the man/fae she loves. The Summer King is missing and she needs to step up and rule her court without his guidance. Yet, it is hard for her to embody the joy and carefree of Summer and strengthen her court because she is worried about Keenan and the impeding battle with War and is also missing Seth.
This book was about the struggle about doing what is best for their court and what is best for them. Keenan wants to be with Donia but needs to be with Aislinn for the completeness of their Summer Court. Aislinn is missing both Keenan and Seth and in this book and has to decide who she will be with. Donia understand that Keenan and her could not be together but cannot help but hope. Niall is dealing with pain, anger and despair and the loss of a loved one is causing him to lose himself. Can the four courts come together after all that has occurred between them to fight War and save their courts.
Did I like how it all ended? Yes, I am happy with the ending Melissa Marr gave these amazing characters. I should have foreseen the simple way they solved their love problems, but I didn't.
If you haven't read this series you should if you like the fae and want to read about some that love piercings and tattoos. Faeries that take you on an emotional ride and show you that their world is full of darkness and despair just as much as joy and happiness.