March 7, 2011

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

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

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in 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.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

Wow! As soon as I picked up this book I was addicted. I love YA fantasy but I have never read a book about "faeries" and I was pleasantly surprised.

My heart ached for poor Ash because the life that she has had to live; to be able to "see" these creatures that she has been told her whole life that she must fear (by her grandmother) and she cannot show any signs to the faeries or humans that she is able to see them.

I admire the relationship that Ash and Seth have. Just when they start to act on the feelings they have for each other, this dang faerie king has to get in the way and pursue Ash because he believes that she is destined to be his faerie queen.

As soon as I picked up this book I was completely sucked into the faerie world. I absolutely could not put this book down from start to finish. As soon as I had finished I wanted more so I harassed my friend to loan me Ink Exchange (the 2nd to the series).


1 comment:

Bets Davies said...

Ah, yes. See, I'm a Faerie freak. Not the nice kind that look like Tinkerbell. The old school kind. I also love YA. So I thought I would be all about this book.

And you know, I have to start out by saying, the writing is gorgeous. It is absolutely beautiful. It is so beautiful you almost lose tract of what you are reading about because you are going: That is so damn beautiful. So all mad props to craft.

All craft but character, I mean. The characters left me cold. I felt no connection. I felt no sense of humor in the entire book. I don't care how dire the sitch is, people have gallows humor. I have a rough time making it through an entire novel with no sarcasm. But that's just me.

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