Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr - Book Review
Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Publication: June 12, 2007
Series: Wicked Lovely #1
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥
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. 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.
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.
This was a nice read. It was a little hard for me to get into the book in the beginning, I was pretty bored and kept dosing off. I had to reread a couple of pages to remember what was going on. After a while though, the book was more satisfying. I was having a hard time picturing what the faeries looked like, but after a while I got a good picture in my head.
Aislinn was an enjoyable main character, I loved her attitude and thought she was good at handling a few things herself. She took charge when she needed to and was a great character to read. I had no idea what to expect from what was going on.
I love Seth. Seth is ridiculously amazing. I have no idea who would be better for Aislinn, he is incredible, funny, caring and would do anything to protect Aislinn. At first, I pictured him as one of the other guys I have read about but as she started saying piercings I felt a little disgusted but he is still handsome at the most.
I had some trouble liking Keenan. I didn't really like his character. He just didn't rub me in the right way. I don't know maybe it's just me but I didn't really like him. I like how it ended for him but I was having trouble seeing him as a great guy. Of course his heart is in the right place and is a good man I just don't see him as a big part in this book.
Overall, I liked this book a lot. I wasn't sure what to expect but I wasn't really expecting this. The story played out nice and I was loving almost all the characters, of course not the ones that are obvious, but I am curious to see what comes next for this series.