Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Published: May 1, 2008
Details: Paperback, 352 pages
Disclosure: Bought on
Summery (Goodreads):

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.

Wicked Lovely has been on my to be read list for a few years. I decided to finally give in and read it (after buying another copy since my mom lost mine). What attracted me to this book was the title Wicked Lovely. Lovely is what my husband calls me and the cover caught my attention. Something about it just seems, inviting. 

I'll be honest, within the first 80 pages, I hated it. I couldn't get into it. There was too many names to remember, too much detail to focus on what's actually going on. It just felt too busy and all over the place for me. I was hooked on the romance between Aislinn and Seth and I wanted to know more about Donia, about how she ended up where she was and just about her in general. So I kept reading and after a few more chapters I was hooked.

What can I say about this book?

Aislinn (or Ash) can see faeries. Her mother could see faeries and her grandmother. At least, she thinks her mother could, as her mother is dead when the book starts and she lives with her grandmother who is very strict about the rules of the faeries. She sees them, but they don't know it and she pretends like she doesn't. But when a few of them start stalking her... she knows something is changing, something is wrong. Something that has to do with her. Then she see's him, Keenan in human form, and he's talking to her! Trying to catch her attention and that's when she knows something is definitely wrong. She tries to avoid Keenan and go about her life like she always has. Until Keenan shows up at her school and expects Ash to show him around and after that, he follows her around like a puppy dog. Her friends approve of her going out with him because he's gorgeous! And they don't seem to be fan's of Seth... and so, everything starts to unravel. Secret's come out, surprises, and the biggest decision that Ash will ever have to make. For herself and for her loved ones.

In the end, this book was a fantastic read. After getting through the first few chapters, I enjoyed every second I spent reading this book. The characters were amazing, their stories were addicting, the plot was definitely a page turner. The Winter Queen was the perfect villain; ruthless, heartless and control hungry at it's finest! Seth was adorable, seriously every time something cute happened between Seth and Ash I wanted to give my husband a big hug and tell him to not let the faeries get me lol.

It's so hard to review this book without giving spoilers! I'm not a really big fan of faeries, but this book changed that. I'm looking forward to reading the rest in this series and learning more about their world. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reviewing the book. It is always good to get a heads up when the beginning is hard to wade through (felt that way about The Host and the book I am currently reading NightKeepers). This is going on my TBR list!