Monday, August 3, 2009

Wicked Lovely

This blog post is on Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Book Synopsis:

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 thought this was a wonderful book. This is the first in the "Wicked Lovely" Series. This book was actually recommended to me by one of the ladies at the bookstore. It is considered a YA read. The book started out slow as far as the actual action of the storyline for me. Melissa Marr did a wonderful job though introducing you to the characters, even though it was slow you still had the desire to see what would happen between them. Towards the middle of the book the story really started picking up and towards the end I wasn't able to put the book down. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I tend to read a lot of vampire stories but I have always loved faeries. This was a nice change from my normal reading selections. These faeries had depth though, not just a little flying Tinkerbell (don't get me wrong I love Tinkerbell). Some of the faeries in the story weren't just mischevious they were down right cruel. Melissa Marr created a faery society in which you were introduced to an alternate world constantly in motion but invisible to the human eye (well most human eyes). I definitely recommend this book and I look forward to reading the follow on books in this series. Let me just tell you I loved the ending, I don't want to say anymore as I wouldn't want to ruin the read. Anyone else read the book? Please leave your comments or reviews, I would love to read them as well. If this review has inspired you to read this book, please come back and let me know what you thought of it.

Until Another Journey,

Mel D.