Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Released Date: June 12, 2007
Pages: Hardcover (328 pages)
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Wicked Lovely #1
Author Website: http://www.melissa-marr.com/
Overall Rating: (4 out of 5 stars)
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 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.
"You say potato; I say potahto...I say integrity; you say deceit."
"And he smiled at her, truly smiled- wicked and lovely..."
"She stood in his kitchen, watching him toy with the ring in his lip. It wasn't quite that he was biting it, but sucking it into his mouth. He did that when he was concentrating. It isn't sexy. He's not sexy. But he was, and she was staring at him like a fool. "wow" she whispered (.....)"Wow, huh?" His voice was low, husky. His chair creaked as he stood. His footsteps seemed strangely loud as he closed the couple yards between them. Then he was beside her. "I can work with wow"
My Musings: For the longest time, I put off reading this book. The covers are very beautiful, but I didn't know how I was going to enjoy a book about faeries. I was never a big fan of the little cutesy faeries as a child, and I didn't think this book would be any different. I was wrong.
In Melissa Marr's world, faeries can be human sized creatures of great and terrible beauty. I found my self really getting into all of the different characters, especially Aislinn and Seth. I really wasn't the biggest fan of Keenan, which made me glad that Melissa didn't make a love triangle between him and Aslinn and Seth.
I will admit though that I did maintain a crush on Seth. It was quite refreshing to find a love interest to have a bad boy look, but a good guy interior. The only draw back was his to good-to-be attitude. He seemed way too perfect and understanding on the whole faery situation. It just didn't seem realistic. NO guy could ever be that good...sadly, yes I know.
Overall, I am really excited to continue the series with Ink Exchange. I wouldn't mind seeing this series be made into a film.
Cover Art: I am a big fan of Winter and snow, so I really enjoyed staring at this cover. The snow across the hands and the vibrant purple and pinks really stood out to me. Nine out of ten times if the cover isn't pretty than mostly likely I won't read it.