BOOK REVIEW – Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

BOOK REVIEW – Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa MarrSeven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
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Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal. Her father’s “unconventional” business has meant a life of tightly held secrets, concealed weaponry, and a strict code. But Lily’s crime isn’t being the daughter of a powerful mob boss. Her guilt lies in the other half of her DNA—the part that can coax ancient rumors from stones and summon fire with a thought. Lily is part fae, which is a crime in her world.

From the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humanity and fae. The Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of both the Seelie and Unseelie courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir—a death that was the fault of reckless humans.

Lily’s father has shielded her from the repercussions of her ancestry…until she is sent to the prestigious St. Columba’s school, straight into the arms of the Black Diamonds.

Mysterious, glamorous, and bound together in their mission but constantly at odds, Zephyr, Creed, Will, Roan, Violet, and Alkamy are a Sleeper cell of fae, planted in the human world to help destroy it from within. With covers as rock stars and celebrity children, the Black Diamonds carry out the queen’s war against humanity. And unbeknownst to Lilywhite, she’s been chosen to join them.

Now more than ever, Lily’s heritage puts her in peril, and even the romantic attention of the fae singer Creed Morrison isn’t enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the safer world of organized crime.

Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds and the people who must thrive there.

DNF. I have to say, Melissa Marr sure cares about my reading time : I already know, at barely 15%, that her writing style makes me so happy wince. How’s that for an achievement?!

“The feel of his skin on hers resonated through her body like she was a vessel for nature itself.”

Because fairies. Too bad I won’t see her spawn flowers, I suppose. Seriously, though, what’s up with that?

Props to her, really. I would almost frown if not for these wonderful details called repetitions, because I’m dumb or something! One time is never enough, I just LOVE when characters remind me of such IMPORTANT facts like,

“Those of the so-called “better” fae court were what was traditionally called “sun-burnished”

Yep. You said it already. 5 pages earlier. I do remember because, you know, 5 PAGES EARLIER.

Also, look at this Beauty here :

“The Queen of Blood and Rage sat on a throne inside her small throne room. The throne in this room was nothing more than wood and vine.”

Beautiful. Just beautiful. ISN’T THAT BEAUTIFUL? I have no words (neither she).

“The articles she’d read all explained that fae-blood were typically associated with one element. Those of purer fae lines had a second. True fae had two or sometimes more. Nothing explained why she had four, and she’d never met another fae-blood she could ask.”

Aw, that’s okay, dear. You might just be a spechul snowflake is all.


I would clap, but I’m too tired for that (shoot me, just shoot me now).

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  1. Anita

    I really enjoyed this review had me laughing. Good job. Better luck next time when reading a fairy book.

    • Anna

      You’re very welcome Anita 😀 Thank you, I hope!! Happy reading to you 🙂

  2. AngelErin

    Yikes! Sorry this one was so horrible for you. Love your hilarious review though!
    AngelErin recently posted…BACK FROM BREAK! & Music Monday #2- RHCP & ThriceMy Profile

    • Anna

      Thank you so much Angel!

  3. Marcus Felix Gallagher

    This review made me laugh so much! I will try to avoid this book at all costs!

    I’m sure from your description that this review is better written, witty and humorous than the book itself!

    M 🙂

    • Anna

      Aw thanks!!! God, THAT BOOK. I couldn’t stop laughing, and not in the good way xD

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