Friday, November 20, 2009

Wicked Lovely

Author: Melissa Marr
Title: Wicked Lovely1
Series: Wicked Lovely (book 1)
Number of Pages: 328
Publication Date: 2007
Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy
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."

Wicked Lovely had a way slower pace then I thought it would when I first picked it up. But the characters and storyline more than made up for its sluggishness.
I think the character I found to be the most intriguing was Biera, whose evilness was quite refreshing. She wasn't bad because of something that happened in her childhood, she was just a mean spirited evil faerie, who just so happened to enjoy making her son miserable. After her my favorite characters would have to be Donia, Seth, and then Aislinn.
My least favorite would have to have been Keenan. I just couldn't stand him.
Being one of the few books about fairies that I have read I found Wicked Lovely to be quite enjoyable. My absolute favorite description in the book would have to be the train that Seth calls home. It just sounded so cool with the artwork on the outside of it.
Another thing I loved about this book was all the different faeries and their interaction with the mortal world. Like how they could blend in if they so chose and how different each of the courts were from each other.
Other than the slightly slow pace of Wicked Lovely it's an excellent read.

Wicked Lovely earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.
1. Wicked Lovely was borrowed from the library.
2. I cannot believe I've been putting off this review since Aug.

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