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Fright Fest: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Posted by Caitie F on October 3, 2010

Jenn’s Bookshelves is hosting Fright Fest this month, so I will be reviewing some of the scary and paranormal books I have read.

Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0061214655
Rating: ++++

Summary (from goodreads):

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the 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. His 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; everything.
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.

Review:

I don’t like Faeries. I have tried books with them before and I give up within a chapter or two. They are too irresistible, make humans too woozy-headed to think, and are just too Edward Cullen.

These faeries aren’t like that. They are invisible to almost all humans and have fun at the expense all the time. The one person who can see them is terrified of them. So I actually liked this book and the political situations with the faery group.

Aislinn was a really cool character. She doesn’t play by anyone’s rules. She won’t go along with someone just because a beautiful faery tells her to and she won’t give up what she wants from life. She will help the faeries, but she will do it on her terms. She is basically the anti-Bella which I think is the real reason I liked the book so much.

There were other things I liked the about the book, but that is what stood out the most to me, I look forward to reading the other books in the series, and the movie.

What did you think about the book? What did you like (or not like) about the book? Let me know in the comments!

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5 Responses to “Fright Fest: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr”

  1. Amanda said

    This is the only fairy book that I’ve read that I liked. I agree, too many times the fairies are portrayed as these oh so beautiful stereotypes.

  2. I don’t like faeries for the same reasons you mentioned, so maybe I’d like this book!

  3. Linda said

    The Wicked Lovely series is one of my favorites but I like fairies especially dark fey.

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