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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Okay, so there is the website called Gnod.  It’s a site for read-alikes, sort-of.  You put in your favorite author (or band or movie), and it will give you a cloud of authors similar to the one you put in.

That’s how I found Melissa Marr.

And I wasn’t disappointed.

Here’s the blurb from Melissa Marr’s site:

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.

Okay, so this is a faerie book.  I’ve read a few of those recently– Wings by Aprilynne Pike, the Modern Faerie Tales trilogy by Holly Black (the first book is called Tithe), Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston.  All of which I liked.

I liked this one second best.  I really liked this one– It was unique and interesting with a great cast of believable characters.

Hooray for a heroine who stands up for what she wants!  Aislinn is very real– she isn’t sure how she’s going to make things happen, but she isn’t willing to back down or give up.

(Also, her boyfriend calls her Ash for short, so you know I like that.) 🙂

Speaking of boyfriends, if the bad boy is more your style than the preppy Edward type, look no further than Seth.  He’s devoted, attentive and protective, but he’s also got jet black hair and a LOT of piercings.  Not to mention that he regularly hangs out in a tattoo shop.

So, there’s that.

The bonus about this book is that it was published in 2006, so there are three more books in the series already published, with a fifth one in the works.  So you don’t have to wait to find out what happens next!  The next two are already waiting for me at the library.

Four stars for being the second best faerie YA novel I’ve ever read.  But I’m happy to have another series to sate me for a while.

  1. July 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I liked Wicked Lovely too. It has been awhile since I read it, but I still clearly remember that kitchen scene between Ash & Seth, after she catches herself watching him and says “Wow”. He is pretty easy to adore. 🙂

    • Ashley
      July 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

      He really is. 😉

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