Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Number Of Pages: 328
ISBN #: 978-0-06-1214653
Inside Flap Description:

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 talking to her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal prats 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 sough his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become 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.

My Grade: A
Book 1 of 2008, Book 1 of January.

This book was a pleasure from the very start, and an unexpected one for me. I'm hard pressed to read this genre unless it's Gaimen, and I've never read Young Adult Fiction before. I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with almost every character. I hated the antagonist with every fiber of my being, as did the rest of the 'cast'. all 328 pages are gripping. I had a lot of trouble putting it down.

Marr has the ability to describe beautiful and terrifying scenes without boring at all. Giving you just enough information to get the picture, truly locked in your mind and then move on to the action.

You expect to hate characters you love, and secondary characters are well rounded and easy to 'get to know'.

The only (and I mean only) flaw I found in this book was that the author fails to truly explain some stuff. But the story wasn't hurt too much for me by this, and it made up for it ten fold.

Excellent read, I recommend it for urban fantasy/paranormal/true romance lovers of all ages.


  1. When it comes to YA fiction, it's either hit and miss for me--usually more miss than hit. I'm not sure why, but that seems to be my pattern. Anyhow, I resisted getting a copy of this one for the longest time, but the beautiful cover and a book about fairies . . . After your review, I'm even more looking forward to reading it!

  2. Oh, it's so very very very good. I hope you enjoy it.


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