May 8, 2014

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

The clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in this cool, urban 21st century faery tale.
Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world, and would blind her if they knew of her Sight.
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 and 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…
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working any more, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.


I borrowed the summary from Amazon. Aislinn has the Sight and she's been taught very well by her grandma to keep that part of herself hidden, especially from the faeries she can see. She's always been able to do just that, but all of a sudden their behavior towards her starts to change. Aislinn often goes to her good friend Seth to hide from them and to feel safe in general. When Keenan starts to be a bigger part of her life she can't run away from the faeries anymore. She has to find out what he's after if she wants to have something to say about her own future at all.
Wicked Lovely has been set in quite a dark world filled with violence. Aislinn is a good girl and for a faery Keenan isn't so bad either, but not all of them are like that. Seth is a nice guy, he's artistic and he's loyal. The story is honest and raw. I liked the atmosphere. It's oppressive, but that's a strength. I really enjoyed reading this book.

3 comments:

  1. I liked the darkness of this book, but I never did read more

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  2. I have been wanting to read this series for awhile. I really think I should just go check it out from the library. The setting intrigues me.

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  3. It's really worth reading, something different from a lot of other stories and I like the style.

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