Monday, September 21, 2009
Review of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 29, 2008)
Synopsis from BarnesandNoble.com
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.
While this started out a little slow, It quickly picked up the pace and kept me glued to the book on CD. The narrator's voice was perfect. The story was very good and I looked forward to the next book in the series.
Aislinn is somewhat likeable but I think she thinks too hard for me. Keenan is one of my favorite characters and I found myself getting somewhat upset at the way Aishinn treated him. Seth was ok but I did not really get to know his character since he was not the focus of the novel.
This book was harder to review since it was an audiobook so my thoughts are based on the audio version.
I give this book a 4/5