Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by HarperTeen
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. – Goodreads
My Opinion: I listened to this on audio. The reader read really slowly… I probably would have finished the book faster if I had read it my self. However the reader did do all the voices and it was interesting. I really liked that whole she and her family being the only ones that can see the faeries but I’m not sure I liked Seth. Seth just seemed way to accepting of the fact that faeries are stalking her and that they exist. I don’t think that if someone said that in real life that it would be very believable. I like books that have that element where if it was possible in real life… there would be some questioning at least. But with Seth, it was okay you can see faeries, that’s cool. I have already read Ink Exchange and I liked that one so much better than this one. Now I’m on the fence of reading the 3rd in the series because it is a continuation of this story. I will try to see if I can get it on audio again but it might be a while before I check it out from the library and review it.
Something else that I didn’t like about this was that it moved very slowly. There wasn’t really any mystery or adventure or action or really woeing on the part of Keenan to get her to go out with him.
However something that I did enjoy was the cover… I really like the flower covered in ice… I wonder what its significance is. Danya (?) was my favorite character though and maybe Baira (?) also.
Overall: 3.5 out of 5

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