Seven Black Diamonds

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Seven Black Diamonds

Seven Black Diamonds is a book I was so happy to receive. I was a diehard fan of the Wicked Lovely series so when I found this I jumped on ship and hoped to be blown away! But, unfortunately this happy cruise didn’t last long. Shortly into the story I found that chapters with the humans just felt blah. The real instance of this book was insta this and insta that. I don't really mind insta love, but in this book the main human character was everyone’s insta-friend, instal-love interest etc. And well after a little while it just became irritating. The next issue was that although I really do love books in multiple POV, this one had four of them and well they just didn’t really work out all that well. It slowed the story down and at points it was very confusing to follow.

The plot of the story really didn’t go anywhere and it really felt like everyone was just running around doing things. There wasn't any real big revolution or set up for this new series. It felt more like a first draft vs. the finished product.

I’m still not sure why I finished the entire thing.

Book Blurb for Seven Black Diamonds

Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds—and the people who must thrive there. The combination of ethereal fae powers, tumultuous romance, and a bloodthirsty faery queen will have longtime fans and new readers alike at the edge of their seats.

Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans.

Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them . . . and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn't enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 2.50