Monday, November 4, 2013

Review: WIcked Lovely

Title - Wicked Lovely
Author - Melissa Marr
Series - Wicked Lovely #1
Genre- YA Fantasy
Published - January 1st 2007
Publisher Harper Teen
Format - Ebook


Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King, who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost — regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.


Aislinn has always seen the faeries but never let on that she can see them. Since she was a child her Gram trained her to avoid them not draw attention to herself. She doesn’t know her father and her mother died in childbirth so Gram has been her rock. Aislinn isn’t along she has a friend who’s been a very good friend named Seth he’s been there for her when she needed him but things have started to heat up. Suddenly Aislinn has the attention of a stranger who’s intent on being more than just friends he’s determine to make her his.

As Aislinn is haunted by Keenan she decides to reveal that she can see the faeries if nothing more than to make them go away. As she is pushed deeper into their world she learns that Keenan is the Summer King hunting for his Summer Queen who will help him save his people. Aislinn doesn’t want anything to do with Keenan but as she learns the truth she will be given the choice that will change her life as well as everyone else. Will she become one of Keenan’s summer girls, replace Donia or become to true Queen?

At first I was frustrated by Aislinn but the more I got to know her more I grew to like her. I love how she owns her own destiny; she grows a lot from the girl in the beginning of the book. I love characters that grow through the story.  At first I wasn’t sure about Kennan but as the book progressed and we learned more about his motives I found myself cheering him on. I also really liked Donia’s character I found her interesting.

I've had this one on my to read list for a while because I've got a weakness for faeries but never got around to it. The book started a little slow in part because there was a decent amount of building but by 15 percent in I was sold it was hard to put down if not for sleep I would have stayed up all night reading. The concept is unique it reminds me a little of another faery tale but I like how the author has put her own unique touches in the story. I liked the characters some better than others but the y all enhance the story. The author has written a captivating book that mixes the faeries and humans using the sign as a way to bridge the two. I’m curious to check out the rest of the series, I’m bad but I read the synopsis of the next books. What can I say I've been known to read the last chapter first before. This is my first book by Melissa Marr but I plan to check out her other books. 
4 out of 5 stars

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