Monday, August 3, 2009

Wicked Lovely

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Wicked Lovely

Melissa Marr

Harper Teen

$8.99 U.S.

Synopsis by Barnes and Noble:

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.

My Thoughts:

If I am telling the truth I was a little disappointed by this book. It was goodm but I had high hopes and they were just not meant. I think part of the problem was that the plot was dark. I enjoy happiness in my books, and this book was on the more grim side. I did enjoy the characters in the book. Ash, Seth, and Keenan were my favorites. I think Melissa Marr did a good job developing the characters. They all meshed well and flowed with eachother. I enjoyed the setting of the not so exciting town. I think my favorite place was Seth's train. I loved the uniqueness of it and also how it became a sanctuary. The faeries in this book were more like what we hear about in folk lore, they were not always nice. I thinkthe book flowed well, and was interesting I just wish it could have been happier at times. But, the ending did end on a happy note which made me very happy. I did like this book, I just think that my hopes exceeded what I got from it.

Recommendation: Anyone up for a little less happy read, and enjoys the dark side of reading.

Grade: A -

Age: 15 and up

Extras: The next book Ink Exchange actually follows completely different characters, but then we get back to Ash, Keenan, and Seth in Fragile Eternity.

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