Seven Black Diamonds
Author: Melissa Marr
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: March 1st 2016
Review Source: HarperCollins
This riveting fantasy marks Melissa Marr’s return to the world of faery courts that made her Wicked Lovely series an international phenomenon.
Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she’s half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humans and faeries. 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, 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.
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 at the edge of their seats.
Seven Black Diamond is an interesting story with a world full of craziness. There is so much to read about and learn. Yes, the concept was interesting but for me, it wasn't executed well. There were so many things explained and so many characters to keep up. There were so many confusion parts and I really didn't get to enjoy the world. The only person that I really cared for was Lily. Her POVs kept me alive and moving. The others, not so much. I even started to skimmed through them. This may be good for many of you but I was overwhelmed with the information.