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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

March 19th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

Description from HarperCollins:

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.

I’m not normally too into the whole fairie idea so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book.  The story draws you in almost immediately and I did not want to put the book down until I found out how things would end up between Aislinn, Seth, Keenan and Donia.  The best part of this book for me was I did not predict the ending.  I know what I wanted to happen but I was surprised by what actually took place.

I hate to compare this book to Twilight because it’s totally unrelated but I did prefer Aislinn as the heroine over Bella in Twilight.  Bella was a little to clingy and overly dependent on Edward.  Aislinn has a nice balance of a slightly vulnerable yet strong heroine.  So you have to admire her and hope she ends up with a happy story.  I cannot wait to start Marr’s next book.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

3 Responses

  1. Kailana

    I was surprised how much I liked this book, too. I was also a little surprised that I had not really even heard of it before until recently! I liked book 2, too, but not as much. I am looking forward to book three which is out in April, I believe. :)

  2. dsuzuki

    I haven’t read Ink Exchange but I have Fragile Eternity that I will be reading soon. I hope it’s as good.

  3. Roxy

    i love the wicked lovely books. soo good!

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