Seven Black Diamonds

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 bloo

  • Title: Seven Black Diamonds
  • Author: Melissa Marr
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 timeMelissa 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.

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    1. 2/7/18 - ON SALE for $3.99:amzn/2yNYOq0Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsLilywhite Abernathy lives a complicated existence. She's the daughter of a crime boss--the crime boss--yet she's also his heir apparent. Her peers, both male and female, don't know how to treat her, and can't relate to her even if they could. Yet part of her responsibility to her father is to gracefully interact with those peers. A responsibility her father makes triply difficult by watching her like a guard dog.Hard to socialize wit [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. This was the book I was most excited about reading this year and I am pretty disappointed! The whole reading experience I was confused! So many characters, to much going on, so many secrets!I did like the Magic and the writing was interestingI don't know if I will read book two

    4. Maybe it's my fault for missed-expectations, but this did not work out for me at all. It just kind of felt like a pretty bookwith lots of hot boys and whimsical girls and people whispering dark things BUT NEVER ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH THEM. Wow. When did I get so bloodthirsty? (Well, I mean, I always am) But it was just too fluffy for me when I wanted some hardcore faerie stuff. I shall stick to Holly Black and Maggie Stiefvater for all my stabby faerie needs.Also I had rather a colossal [...]

    5. Many years ago, I walked into a Borders Outlet with my mom and confessed to one of the workers that I was starting to become obsessed with books about faeries. She told me how she enjoyed a book named Wicked Lovely that just came out, and then proceeded to totally convince me to buy it. I've been a Melissa Marr fan ever since that day, and I thank her and that wonderful Borders Outlet employee for helping flourish my love for books about fae. So, obviously, I couldn't not read this book.“I lik [...]

    6. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)"In the next moment, a scream began and ended. One of the queen’s various blades sliced across the girl’s throat. Between one breath and the next, she was dead.”This was a really good YA story about the Fae.The characters in this book seemed well thought out, and the queen was totally kick-ass! I liked Lilywhite and Creed, and the other characters all had such personal [...]

    7. WrensReads Review:I was fifty pages in, and it was a chore to remember everything. There were names thrown at me on every page that I needed to know. There was a history that was explained but not really explained. Insta-love kind of killed it even more. I just wasn't even enjoying it so I'm going to go on to another book. Sorry guys, it wasn't my style. The writing was also a little young for me, so maybe someone else would enjoy it!WrensReads | | Twitter | Instagram

    8. After a fairly long absence, Seven Black Diamonds signifies Marr’s return to the fae world, albeit in a somewhat different setting. Her debut series Wicked Lovely was about the fae and it was extremely successful. I can only assume it’s where she still feels most comfortable. Those who’ve read both Wicked Lovely and Diamonds claim that there are many parallels, which I can neither confirm nor deny. I can only say it wouldn’t bother me if both were successful, but Seven Black Diamonds is [...]

    9. Seven Black Diamonds excels in cliches and poor pacing. Plot: I have to be 100% honest with you all. I read the first 300 hundred pages then skimmed the rest. From the first page, I knew that writing was not for me. We are thrust into a world with little explanation and multiple perspectives. To say it was overwhelming would be an understatement. Honestly, backstory, major plot points (that explain what our characters are even doing), and intentions are explained roughly around the 100-page mark [...]

    10. Chapters read: 2, and a tiny bit of chapter 3HOLY SHIT, WOW. I've read several of Melissa Marr's books in the past, and they weren't favorites, but they were decent. What I just read was indecent, and not in a sexy way.Let's break this down in the quotes that wore me down into quitting. The first POV, Eilidh, wasn't great, but I could not even with Lilywhite's POV. So here goes.Erik was there, of course, but for Lily’s seventeenth birthday celebration, Daidí had invited all of his associates [...]

    11. Wow, this one has intemperate youth written all over it. The hormones, the feels, the ultimatums! And the extremes, oh those amazingly stupid teen extremes, when life is either marvelously white or gruesomely black. Add major obsession with the looks and, hence, self-consciousness. And, of course, disobedience as a way to make a statement. Been there, done it, can't even think about it - sooo embarrassing. No, really, every time my parents remind me of who I were and what I did back then, I cove [...]

    12. This is a novel that, in theory, I should have absolutely loved and adored. It is about faeries, about faeries who are at war AND faeries who have elemental powers. I'm a sucker for all three of these. And you know nothing pisses me off more than wasted potential, than things that are totally up my alley but have been butchered by bad writing.The worst thing about this is that I didn't even start out loving, or at least liking, the book. No, the beginning was already complete bullcrap, it made m [...]

    13. Checkout my full review on my blog: omgbooksandmorebooks.Overall I liked it. I like the diverse set of characters and the war between fae and humans. But I felt like there could be more. I really did like reading this book but I felt as if as some parts were missing, such as details of the school life. I wanted more I guess.Lily(white) is brave and truthful. She really does value those she loves and wants the best for them. She lives by her commandments (rules) and her actions are justifiable.I [...]

    14. I don't normally read books with faeries, but apparently there was something in the synopsis that compelled me to download this.I loved Lily right from the beginning. She's been raised to be a bad ass and I adored that she refused to let people tell her what to do. She's levelheaded and smart and doesn't let a cute boy or 2 make the decisions for her. There are some other really great characters helllllo Creed and I loved some of the banter we got from this group.My main complaint was all of [...]

    15. *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult Fantasy*Rating* 3.5*My Thoughts*Seven Black Diamonds is the first installment in author Melissa Marr's Seven Black Diamonds series. Marr does what she does best. She returns to the world of the Fae, while creating a world where Fae and Humans have been at war with each other ever since a fateful happenstance pushed Endellion, the Queen of Blood and Rage, into declaring war against humanity. One could, in fact, say that this story is cross dystopian, and part [...]

    16. First off, there were a lot of point of views to keep track of. Especially with different locations and everything I was a little confused in the beginning. Luckily I somehow made everything make sense somehow and I sort of kept track but I just mostly went along with everything.I did enjoy this book even though it was a tad bit confusing. Seven Black Diamonds was continuously interesting and even thought the point of views and setting changed quite frequently you never got bored.I'm pretty sure [...]

    17. I'm still such a sucker for books about the fae (especially if there are Seelie and Unseelie courts). I seem to be the only person who HASN'T read Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, but I'm familiar with her thanks to Graveminder, which I loved. Crime lords, scary Unseelie queens, and some neat magic. There were a few less than great things (some instalove, for example), but all-in-all a nice way to spend my Monday night!(Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the arc!)

    18. 3.5Not flawless, but entertaining and enjoyable nevertheless.While I was a bit doubtful at the beginning of the book, with the introduction of a spoilt, rich teenager and her ilk, as soon as the world building moved into the realm of fairy, I was sucked in. With Melissa Marr, I seem to enjoy her fantasy writing more than her contemporary, which was why the first few chapters seemed a bit meh to me. If you find the same, I urge you to continue because the book becomes so much more rewarding.The a [...]

    19. So this was a pretty interesting story. A different world from Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series, but with a familiar feel. I think fans of that series would also enjoy this. The main character is Lily, and the book had the alternating POV of Lily, Zephyr, and Eilidh (pronounced like Hayley). It is set in an alternate reality where humans and fae are at war. There are seven mixed blood faeries who pass as human and are a guerilla group for the faery queen called the Seven Black Diamonds, who g [...]

    20. My first go with Melissa's books and even though I loved anything to do with the Fae, this one was not what I hoped.

    21. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: An addictive start to what I can predict will be a fantastic series.Opening Sentence: “You were created to serve.”The Review:Seven Black Diamonds had me hooked from the first chapter. The storyline was fast paced, the characters were energizing and well developed and it all just ‘clicked’, if you get what I mean.Lily is a brilliant female protagonist. Raised by The Crime Lord, she’s more than capable of looking after herself in sti [...]

    22. Originally posted on City of BooksI haven't read any of Marr's previous books, but after this one I really want to get started on them! Seven Black Diamonds is an exciting novel full of intrigue, romance, action, and a bunch of awesome characters. I love fae books, and this is probably one of my favourites.The Seelie and Unseelie faerie courts are currently united as one, although it's a very precarious situation. Lily is half human, but she's suddenly put right in the middle of everything. Afte [...]

    23. Melissa Marr is an amazing writer but I think she has found a rut that she can't get out of. I really loved this book. I also loved the Wicked Lovely series. There's no shame in writing about the same type of mythical creature but both stories so closely resembled each other that you could tell that this is new time same story. Don't get me wrong though, I think the story and plot is great on both books but you can tell that she hasn't come up with something new yet. Both involve Fae which I lov [...]

    24. 've read Melissa Marr in the past so I wanted to try this new fantasy series. I didn't realize it was YA going into it, as I don't read a lot of YA. But - it's done well - not the most action-packed book but she introduces us to fun characters including a really bitchy Fae queen.The title refers to seven half-fae, half human people, living in the human world who work as the Queen of Blood and Rage's soldiers. They all appear human, and have been placed with human families to grow up. There is Cr [...]

    25. Insta-verse fail, plus wallpaper characters, and clunky plot. The paint hasn't dried on this world yet. If one is born a half-this or that, one comes to terms with, it or suffers early on. One doesn't, for convenience, turn on a dime, so the Queen can prove how heartless she is. This stuff can be sorted in the simplest of critique circles, so I am baffled why authors don't have any decent Beta readers.

    26. El libro más "ni" que leí en mi vida. No es malo, está bien escrito y la trama está muy correctamente planteada. Pero tampoco es bueno, no tiene nada que no hayamos leído ya mil veces, ni nada del todo original o emocionante. Por eso lo dejo en ni, porque no es ni una cosa ni la otra. Aunque tampoco es una saga que vaya a continuar, el tono es demasiado serio para un YA y le falta emoción, gracia.

    27. Advertising should have made it clear that it's a different fae world than her first very popular Wicked Lovely series. The words of the advertising and the very similar look of the cover make it seem like it's a different story in the same world. It's not right to imply it's the same thing and disappoint people. It risks a nasty backlash too. Anyway, it was another one of those books where I got to the halfway point and absolutely nothing had happened yet, it was all introduction. There was no [...]

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