Top positive review
My Guilty Pleasure
on May 28, 2016
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. And yet none of that bothered me. The world of fae that Melissa Marr creates is dark, elegant, and very engaging and while I can easily see why others might dislike this novel, none of its short comings bothered me. I enjoyed the plot of Aislinn having to face her biggest fears, Keenan learning to grow and mature, and Donia taking control of her life. The elements in the book all balance nicely together and I found myself hooked into the story and enjoying every moment of it.
I also loved the characters. I loved the strength and endurance of the female leads, Aislinn and Donia, and I enjoyed the dynamics between the male characters, Keenan and Seth. I found the relationships were interesting, realistic, and emotional. I also loved the evil Winter Queen. As much as I love a villain with a good backstory, I also love a villain who is just hateful and malicious for the sake of it! The cast brings a lot to the table and I’m eager to see where the series takes them.
The writing is one of my favorite things about this book. Marr has a way of writing about this dark, magical world of faeries that really captures the essence and brings it to life on the pages. While Marr does write in a way that seems a bit melodramatic at times, I still loved the story. The plot, the characters, the faery lore, the writing; I found all of it to be enjoyable. This book is a delightful guilty pleasure you can dive into and enjoy without investing too much. I’m excited to read future novels in the series and I hope they’re as entertaining as Wicked Lovely.