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Saturday, January 8, 2011

My Crystal Ball Meets Darkest Mercy

SQUEE!  I have an ARC of Darkest Mercy sitting on my bedside table, and I can't wait to dive into it.  If you've been following Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, this is the must-read conclusion.  Here's the cover copy:

"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 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 exhilarating conclusion to Melissa Marr’s New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.

This has me so intrigued, that I decided to make some predictions before I start reading.  A NOTE OF WARNING:  I am the world's worst at predicting endings and plot twists, so at the end of the book, I expect to come back and have to break that crystal ball.

Here are my predictions:

*  The sisters from the High Court and Dark Court destroy each other

*  The Shadow Court ends up dominate

*As much as I want Aislinn to pick Keenan (and not just for the good of the Summer Court, but because he's so swoon-worthy), I think she stays with Seth.

*  The Summer and High Courts form an uneasy alliance as Keenan assumes rule of the High Court

*  Keenan and Donia can't make it work because their summer and winter natures are too strong

What are your predictions?