Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wicked Lovely (#1) Review

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)

 Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
By Melissa Mar
Published June 12, 2007
Publisher - HarperTeen
328 pages
Summary from Goodreads.
3.5 stars

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 21 st century faery tale.

Wicked Lovely was the first book that I had read that was solely about the world of faeries.  I wasn't sure at first if I was going to like the subject matter and wondered if it would be a good read.  But I read it anyway because the danger of the faeries sounded interesting.  The faeries in Wicked Lovely aren't like the small and sweet ones some people might think of.  The faeries are human sized and some can be very dangerous and rude.  

The book switches between  Aislinn's, Keenan's, and Donia's point of view.  I actually found that the story was pretty good.  Although I do feel that some parts were a little slow and yet some were too fast.  I think that we could have had a better look at the characters personalities as well.  Because even though we had three characters perspectives I didnt really feel as much as I would have wanted to for them.  Like I wanted to really like Keenan but I couldnt make myself feel too much emotion for him, or Seth either for that matter.  But aside from that, the story was pretty interesting.  I did want to know what would happen to the characters and everything as I read.  So I guess Id say that while this is a nice read it isn't my favorite.  Though is has shown me a different view of faeries that one wouldn't think of.  It's definitely a modern faery tale.  

Of course whether you want to read it is up to you and everyone is going to have different opinions.  The book isn't bad and most of it is interesting.  I think it did give something different and I liked that.  Either way I don't regret reading this book.


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