Ahhhhh it was so nice to finally read a fae book. I haven’t read one in forever, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m happy to report that my love for all things fae has NOT gone away. Melissa Marr, thank you for writing this book and reintroducing me to one of my childhood loves. Okay, now that that’s taken care of, let me start my actual review.
From the very first page, I was hooked. I knew that I was going to love the beautiful prose, and I knew that I would be enthralled- put under a spell of magic, if you will. Now, magic in SEVEN BLACK DIAMONDS focuses on the elements- air, earth, fire, and water. *cues fangirling* I love when there is elemental based magic! It makes my heart warm and happy. Lily, the main character, has the highest affinity for Earth, which is definitely the affinity that best represents me, so it was easy to relate to her.
Melissa Marr spins a tale that takes the reader on a journey of secrets, family, denial, magic, and a hint of love. Once you start reading, you’re not going to want to stop. Instead, you’ll want to know what happens next and before you know it- you’ll have finished the book and greedily start waiting for the next one. Well, that’s what happened to me at least. 😉
There is one slight flaw in SEVEN BLACK DIAMONDS, but at the same time, it’s also one of the most shocking details. You see, there are quite a number of characters, and in the beginning, it is difficult to keep track of them all. I did not understand why the book was focusing on different perspectives when they didn’t seem to have much in common. But, after finishing, I understand why Melissa Marr did what she did. I guarantee that every character introduced has a purpose- you just don’t always know what it is until it’s revealed.
Overall I highly recommend this book and give it 4.5/5stars.