Wicked Lovely #5
Synopsis: 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.
My thoughts: The Wicked Lovely series is a series that I think I would get much more out of if I read them again, one right after the other. I read the first book in this series, Wicked Lovely, back in 2010. And now I am just finishing the last one, Darkest Mercy, over a year later. I honestly don't remember much from the previous books, just that they all seem the same. I do know that this one is much better than the rest. It is nice to finally know the ending to this story, and it is an ending I like. :)
Aislinn is leading the Summer Court on her own. The Summer King, Keenan, is off doing his own thing. Although he is trying to help the Summer Court, nobody knows what he is doing. All of the courts are getting ready for battle and finding alliances because they are sure that Bananach will be coming after them all soon. The courts need to become as strong as possible so that they can beat Bananach. Aislinn has to make a choice: either she and Keenan will become a couple, or she will never see him again. Aislinn is still thinking about Seth, who is now the heir to the High Queen. In the last book of the series, Aislinn has to make some decisions on her own....decisions that could change everything.
I think Aislinn has definitely grown. At the beginning of the book, she was still kind of waiting to make major decisions because she felt like she needed Keenan's input or something. She seemed kind of hesitant and questioned herself. When Keenan came back, she didn't let him take over. She was much stronger and independent by then.
I loved how the courts all came together in the end. They had many obstacles and didn't always like each other, but they were willing to do what it takes to defeat Bananach. All of the Kings and Queens really did a good job leading the faeries in the end.
I absolutely loved the ending. I need a happy ending....and that is what I got. I think now, the courts will be as strong as they ever will be. Everyone seems to be truly happy. This was the perfect end to this series, and I intend on rereading the whole series!
My rating: ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺