Thursday, 2 December 2010

Book Review - Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world, and would blind her if they knew of her Sight. 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 and 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! Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working any more, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. 

My Review
I had read this book before, but it was a very long time ago. I really enjoyed this book and read it quite quickly. The story is well written and it feels magical. Aislinn has always been able to see Faeries, she has grown up trying to ignore their presence, if they knew of her Sight, they would blind her or worse if they knew she could see them. Faeries are always there and she has to try not to panic when she sees them around her or tricking humans, but then she notices two faeries are following her, why are they interested in her? will they ever go away. As Aislinn begins to fall in the faery world she clings onto everything she has. Her boyfriend Seth will do anything to keep her with him, but the Faeries are powerful, especially Keenan the Summer King, who is following Aislinn, hoping she will be his new Queen.
I loved how this was written, the faeries unseen by everyone but Aislinn and yet still there. I could really feel her pain in decisions and the fear of her change. Seth is a great character and so supportive of Aislinn, Keenan got on my nerves a bit, one minute he is self assured and a bit cocky, they next he's whiny and needy. For a King he's a bit of a drip, but i didn't dislike him, and in fact i was hoping things would work out for him.
This was a good read and I want to know more and will read the next one in the series, it's definitely worth a look at. Good for a cold afternoon cuddled up in the warm.

My Rating
I would give this book 7.5/10 - good but not great.


Carissa said...

I read this book a while back also. I thought it was good, but nothing fantastic. I think Holly Black is much more adept at the Urban Faerie Tale.

Gilliene said...

It definitely was a good book! I enjoyed it too! :)