Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr


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.

First, I must say that I LOVE the cover for this book!

Ok, now the review...I picked this book up at B&N quite a while back and though I finished it, I really did not enjoy it.  I pretty much had no idea what was going on throughout the entire thing!  There was no character development, they were all flat and boring.  The storyline could have been great if the author had actually developed it further.

The ending really didn't make any sense to me.  I mean, the main character, who is in love with a normal human, becomes the Summer Queen, and the Summer King is in love with the new Winter Queen.

Now, I've read my fair share of sidhe-seer books, and I must say that I was really disappointed with this one. I was pretty much set on liking it after reading the blurb.  I started to read the second book in this series, Ink Exchange, which also has a fabulous cover.  I guess I was hoping that it was going to get better, but I had to put it down about a third of the way in.  I guess its true that you can't judge a book by its cover.


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