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Wicked Lovely Paperback – April 29, 2008
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“Enjoyably sultry.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Riveting and dark. I love this tale!” (Tamora Pierce)
“A debut that reads like the work of a seasoned pro.” (Charles deLint)
“The unusual combination of past legends and modern-day life gives a unique twist to this “fairy” tale.” (School Library Journal)
“Melissa Marr adds elegantly to the sub-genre of Urban Faery with this enticing, well-researched fantasy for teens.” (Annette Curtis Klause)
“A modern-day fairy tale, wherein the girl saves herself. Many fantasy readers will find themselves happily at home here. (Library Journal)
About the Author
Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia or online at www.melissa-marr.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Faeries come in many shapes and sizes and Aislinn has seen them all. She's seen them in the glamours they wear in order to pass as humans and can pick one out of a crowd even when they are trying to blend in. Aislinn has never been surprised by what she has seen them do - that is, until they start breaking the rules.
Faeries don't like steel. It causes them pain and weakens them. Because of that, Aislinn's "safe" place has always been Seth's house. Seth is a long-time friend who happens to live in a converted steel train car. Aislinn always knew that if she could make it there she'd have peace, because the faeries could never follow her into the train yard. But, something has changed. They are creeping closer and closer and paying more attention to her. They are even gathering outside Seth's place.
Aislinn really begins to worry when two faeries, Keenan and Donia, approach her and speak directly to her. She gets away from them as quickly as possible, now hyper-aware of the growing number of faeries surrounding and following her. She hears them say things like, "Do you think she's the one?" Aislinn realizes that in order to figure out what they want from her she is going to have to break the rules she's grown up with all of her life.
Keenan is the Summer King. His mother, the Winter Queen, has limited his powers and is slowly taking over the elements.Read more ›
Keenan, the Summer King, has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her summer will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become his Summer Queen at any cost--regardless of her plans or desires.
Similar to Holly Black's TITHE and VALIANT, this urban fantasy follows Aislinn as she fights against a persistent Keenan and the idea of turning into the very thing she'd fought against for so long.
Melissa Marr has done a great job of weaving into her tale the world of faery. One of my favorite scenes is the faery-run carnival that only Aislinn can see. I doubt I'll ever look at a carnival in the same way again without wondering if a faery lurks close by! The author has painted a very vivid world of 1800's style faeries colliding with our modern world.
The problem I had with this story is I couldn't connect with the main character. I wanted to see why Keenan had such an attraction to Aislinn and not someone else. Aislinn's tough girl character was believable but she just seemed to be going through the motions without any real emotion to what was happening around her. Seth, her best friend, also was hard to connect with. There is some chemistry later on between the two but the real tension and conflict is between both Keenan and Donia.
The strength of this novel comes from Donia, one mortal who pays a terrible price for her love of Keenan.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this book, I read it for the first time years ago and I re-read it and the rest of the series atleast once a year. I love the imagery and the world Melissa Marr creates. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
I read this 7yrs ago and yup it was a good read. Melissa Marr did an excellent job with this series. It was very well written and the character was very impressionable. Read morePublished 17 days ago by BabyDee
I’ll be the first to admit that this book has its problems. It can be cheesy, cliché, and reminiscent of other less impressive paranormal romances. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dakota @ Magic in Every Books
This book was absolutely amazing and I fell in love with it, the characters, and the whole world of faeries Melissa created immediately! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joslyn Christy
An engaging and good storyline. Melissa Marr gave us a different spin on Fae that is a bit more gritty and dark. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tammy
Love reading this book over and over again. I like the way Ash keeps everything she wants after sacrificing her mortal.Published 3 months ago by Jose Quintero