Friday, March 18, 2011

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked LovelyAll teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see?

This book interested me because my first encounter with the fae was in Paranormalcy. For obvious reasons, this didn't leave a good taste in my mouth for the mischievous little creatures. Wicked Lovely is written from the perspective of a few different characters, and two of them are fae - Keenan, the Summer King, and Donia, the girl sentenced to life as the Winter Girl - unless Aislinn can free her. When the story shifted to Keenan or Donia's perspective, it was easy to see their motives for wanting Aislinn to join the ranks of royalty. Even if they seemed selfish to Aislinn.

The villain in this book, Beria (AKA Keenan's mother or the Winter Queen) was sort of scary. I lost count of how many fae she froze/tortured with her icy breath about mid-way through the book.

Even though this is a book about fae, I can't neglect the mortals in Aislinn's life, especially Seth. I wasn't sure how Aislinn didn't figure out sooner that Seth was into her, but I can forgive her since she had bigger problems to solve. I loved their relationship and how it evolved like a real relationship. It wasn't a "oh my god, you're so hot and I want you" thing, but a natural progression starting out as friends.

Overall, this was an entertaining book that I devoured in just a few days. I'd recommend it for readers who like paranormal books heavy on the romance.

*The Kindle version of this book is available for only $0.99 and includes the following bonus material: "Cotton Candy Skies"—an exclusive short story set after the end of Radiant Shadows; a Wicked Lovely series sampler, including free chapters from the other books in the bestselling series; and an exclusive preview of Melissa Marr's first novel for adult audiences, Graveminder—a captivating story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I could do it. I hate faeries. :-\