Thursday, August 26, 2010

Review: Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) 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. 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.


Wicked Lovely is a mesmerizing story. I am sorry that it took me this long to read this book. It was a fun modern day fairy tale. I have not really read many books about faeries, so this was a new experience for me. I enjoyed the short quotes from books about faeries at the beginning of each chapter. It was fun to learn about the myths and folklore surrounding faeries.

As far as main characters go, Aislinn is definitely a strong one. I loved her assertiveness and confidence. She did not let Keenan push her around. He gave her two choices, but she discovered a new one that better fitted her wants and needs. She did not just let the guy have his way. I really liked that about her.

I also really liked Seth. I am glad that there was not a huge love triangle between Aislinn, Seth, and Keenan. Seth is really great to Aislinn, which I liked. He accepts her for who she is no matter what.

I think that Wicked Lovely is a good start to a series. I liked that it is a fantasy novel with a hint of darkness thrown in. The story was interesting, and the ending was definitely a happy one. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.

Rating: 3.5/5

Books in the Wicked Lovely Series:
  1. Wicked Lovely
  2. Ink Exchange

  3. Fragile Eternity

  4. Radiant Shadows

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I've heard so many good things about this series. I really must track it down in the library!

    I have an award for you on my blog :)

  2. I really loved this book but I stopped right there. I've been told a triangle does develop so I'm waiting for the last book to come out and read the rest of the books then. <3 Seth