Mar 21, 2016

Seven Black Diamonds

Seven Black Diamonds
by Melissa Marr

Book: Untitled #1
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: March 1, 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Borrowed
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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.



My Review: I am so excited that Melissa brought me back to the world of Fey. It was her Wicked Lovely series that made me love the Fey world. I loved it so much, that I even have ink inspired by her work.

Anywho... we're introduce to a few characters. Some live in the Fey world and some in our world. Some fey are half human as well. Sort of placed to destroy the human world from the inside. Now that was mainly because of the Queen. She wants revenge for her heir's death, which was caused by a human. So now obviously all humans are bad now. 

Not all think like the Queen. Some like humans, some don't care, and some believe and will do anything she says. I like that her daughter is willing to fake it to the Queen. So that when she becomes Queen, she hopes to change things. Move toward a better future. 

Then in the Human world, there is one person who is very special. Lily. Shes the daughter of a mob boss. So her life isn't boring. A lot has happened in her life. Oh and she happens to be part Fey, which is a big no no. Her dad has done all he can to shield her. Keep her safe. Then he sends her to this school. Little did he know, he was handing Lily right into the world that he didn't want her in. 

They want her. Chosen to be part of the Black Diamonds. Carry out the Queen's war.....something Lily didn't plan on being chosen for. 

I know I only mentioned Lily and the Queens daughter. But there are other characters that show up a lot during the book. All done really well. A few you will instantly tell if you'll love them or don't care. Lily and the Queens daughter were two of my favorites. Creed was neutral for me. I liked him at times, and would get annoyed at other times. 

But really, I loved this book. I'm beyond excited to be back into the world of Fey by Melissa. I can't wait for the next book!


My Rating:
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