Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Release Date: May 31st, 2007
Publisher: Harper Teen
Age Group: Young Adult
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.My current obsession of stories involving faeries, led me to Wicked Lovely, the first book in Melissa Marr’s series. It was a little slow in the beginning, but the overall story was intriguing. The plot for the Summer King to find his queen, finding it in Aislinn really drew my interest. It was a little slow to reveal information, but it was over all a fast read.
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. His 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; 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.
The characters were fun and realistic. It was easy to relate to how Aislinn was feeling when Keenan was pursuing her, and how she feared for Seth. The way that Keenan reluctantly agreed to her demands shows a human quality of not wanting to lose everything at the chance to get what one really needs. Seth makes a cool loveable character that is a great counter-character to the sweet talking Keenan.
The only thing I really didn’t like about the story was the ending. Personal preferences wished she would have made slightly different choices, but alas, I will not reveal the ending more than that. It wasn’t my favorite story, but I’m looking forward to reading the sequels.
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