Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fantastic Fairytales - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Published: June 2007
Publisher: Harper Teen
Audio produced by: Harper Audio
Length: 10 hours 11 minutes
Summary: Overdrive
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 was first published  back in 2007, so I figured it might actually be an unknown title for some of you.

After I had finished Wicked Lovely and had my review planned out, I realised that Christinabean had already reviewed this book way  back in October 2010.  Anyway, I thought it was worth mentioning again in our Fantastic Fairytales meme, because it really is fantastic.

It is a very dark fairy story, where the fae are mischievious and downright nasty.  As Christinabean said in her review, if you're expecting sweet and sparkly, you won't find it in this book.   Ever heard the tale that  if you eat or drink anything in Faerie then you cannot leave - well that kept running through my mind while reading this book.  I was mentally willing the characters to remember it. 

The story is enthralling and the characters believable, and there is a wonderful message running through the story that things/people are not always what they seem.  It gave me shivers in some places.  Now I'm off to get Ink Exchange, closely followed  by Fragile Eternity, Radiant Shadows and Darkest Mercy.  They are all sitting on my shelf, so I've no excuse not to read them.  I can't wait to see what happens to Aislinn and Seth.  A definite must read for fairy tale fans.

1 comment:

  1. YES, this is one of my most favorite series and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Ink Exchange is my favorite and honestly, they just keep getting better!