Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Book Description

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.

I love having friends who are too busy to read - A coworkers daughter saw this book and wanted to read it. Since she is 14, mom bought the book, brought it to me to read, & get my opinion.

It is a really alternative lifestyles book - characters have tats & pierce EVERYTHING, but hey that is the scene in a lot of places. I wouldn't necessarily recommended it for then younger YA audience due to some mildly adult commentary & situations. For any YA reader - have a trusted adult read (or yourself) it first and make sure that it doesn't cross your personal line. (In this case I did feel that it crossed the line for this particular 14 year old.)

Personally, I was really impressed with her style of writing. It is not overly wordy and yet remains extremely descriptive. Ms Marr writes along the lines of a DeLint or LiaBlock and I just adore their books, so it's no big shock that I ended up adding her to my TBR.

1 comment :

  1. I corrected the link - Great review. I just finished the second book and loved it better than this one. ;) It's darker...way darker.