Author(s): Melissa MarrDownload
Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the 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.Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
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So I was expecting to read a nice YA book, but let me tell you… this book was so good that I read it in 6 hours without stoping. I loved all the characters and the way everything developed. Specially the end. I really liked how the author gave a smart solution to every problem.
I really enjoyed to read something different from all the books that are out there. Wicked lovely is a nice, refreshing and original story. Ash is a great heroine, with one of the best personalities I’ve seen and Seth is the sweetest thing.
If you like paranormal romance and YA books, you’ll love this series. I’m glad I finally read it.
I would give this book 4.5 stars if I could. So good.
Where do I start…
This book had me from the very moment I started reading. I just knew it would be something out of the ordinary.
17-year old Aislinn (how to pronounce that name?), or “Ash”, is not like other girls. She can see fairies. And not good fairies, fairies that fight and do all kinds of bad stuff. She’s learned how to control herself, how to not seem scared and to not start running as they approach; that only triggers them. The fairies doesn’t know about her unusual talent… And she is determined for it to stay that way.
However, when devastatingly beautiful Keenan shows interest for her, Ash realizes that she can’t ignore them anymore. Keenan, who is the “Summer King” of the fairies wants her as his Queen; NEEDS her to be his queen. But Ash doesn’t want that. She already has a special someone, though Seth seems to be oblivious to her feelings, and Ash works hard to conceal them anyway. She doesn’t want anything to mess up their friendship. As Keenan refuses to give up, Seth proves to be the only one she can count on, the only one she can trust.
This book truly was unbelievably good. It can’t match Stephenie Meyers Twilight, but it was close enough.
Melissa Marr has a way with words that makes you FEEL everything. I found myself talking to Ash, trying to will her to get away from Keenan. In the parts where she was with Seth, my thoughts were going something like “Oh COME ON, just kiss him!”. You could really feel the sexual tension there, and Marr does not seem to be afraid of writing about those kinds of things.
Along with that tension comes the tension of how in the world she’s going to solve this. You want Ash to be with Seth, cause Seth’s person is just so wonderful, and the harmony between them is so clear. But as the story evolves it doesn’t seem possible. It seems as if Ash doesn’t really have a choice…
Wicked Lovely has become my favorite “faerie” tale of all time! I loved this story, it was enchanting, heartfelt, thrilling and absolutely beautiful. Marr’s character and story development is exceptional. The way she writes about Keenan and Seth, two characters who are fighting for opposite needs/wants, is skillful. I found myself rooting for both, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever done. I usually pick one character and root for them all the way through. Not the case with Wicked Lovely. It was an emotional journey that I haven’t taken for a while now.
Aislinn has lived her life by three important rules, including (1) don’t stare at invisible faeries, (2) don’t speak to invisible faeries, and (3) never, ever attract their attention. These are Aislinn’s rules for survival, who is a teenage girl who has always possessed the “sight,” which is both a gift and curse. She can see the faeries who hover in the mortal world mingling with humans, sometimes undetected, but most always causing mischief. Keenan is the Summer King faerie and he has spent over nine centuries looking for his balance, or rather Summer Queen. He is determined to make Aislinn his Queen, but Aislinn is tied to her mortal world, mainly the person she loves, Seth. There are dangers and emotional conflicts that cause the characters in this novel to test their will do to what is right for themselves and the people they hold dear, for some it’s the humans in their life, for others it’s the summer, winter and high court faeries.
I loved this story on so many levels. It is one I will read over again. A must read if you think you’d enjoy an enchanting journey of the imagination.
RATING : 4 SETH STARS!!
This was my first major foray into the world of Faeries. I have read Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. This series of books is like mind blowing on the Faerie courts and laws . Wicked Lovely the first book I think is the easiest to read . They are wonderful books but perservere as the laws are detailed sometimes..but once you get the hang of it you are good to go. Each book cover represents the female character. #1 book is Aislinn, #2 Leslie..and so on I shant give it away.
Melissa Marr is an incredible writer..very detailed, I felt.
Seth..sigh!!!! I was trying to work out if he was a little emo or gothic..but friends think he has a touch of emo but not gothic. You make up your mind. All I know is you will love Seth…he is the tattooed, pierced smexi lad with the blue black hair in Wicked Lovely. P.s. boy can he kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *fans oneself*
You can really ‘see’ these books as you read them.
Some readers wont take to Keenan. I did as he has his court to look after and he needs to do what he needs to do…which of course makes the book exciting. He can be a bit of a spoilt brat..but that just means Melissa is making you really ‘feel’ the characters.
Really worth reading…but if you need to stop and get some bearings..then do it and continue. We helped a friend Carolyn get through them and she enjoyed them.
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