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 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. His 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; 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. 

What a delightful book!  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked Wicked Lovely.  This was my first foray into the faery world, except for the little bit included in Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels.  Now, this is YA, so we do have the high school issue and the parental issues; however, these are easily overlooked.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good paranormal romance, or even if you just want to read a romance.
Just One Gripe:
It took me a while to get used to the way Marr spells faery.

The Best Thing About This Book:
The beautiful imagery, oh, and Aislinn's strength of character. It's nice to read about an empowered female character in a YA novel.

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters:  4/5
Plot:  4/5
Setting/Imagery:  5/5
Originality:  4/5
Ending:  3/5
Total Score:  20/25


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  1. Fairy is spelled with an "i" unless this is some kind of special creature.

    I like the name Wicked Lovely...sounds cool when I say it.

    I hate the name Aislinn.

  2. I always thought so too, but most books spell it faery. Except for the Sookie books, where I first encountered the fey.


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