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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Playing Catch Up! Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

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Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr 
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: June 12, 2007
Publisher: HarperTeen

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.

Wicked Lovely is the first book in the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. For me, it's either hit or miss with fairy stories. In this case, it was pretty good. Aislinn was a smart character who's lived with seeing faeries her whole life, and she's learned, with the help of family, to keep that fact unknown from the fae. Unfortunately for her, the Summer King has noticed her anyway, and he thinks she's his Queen. The story was mixed with fairy lore I'd heard before, and some I hadn't which made it different and interesting. There were times that dragged a bit, and I had to put some effort into staying focused, but the overall story was pretty darn good. The characters all had depth and their histories pulled me into their lives. I'm definitely interested in reading the other books in this series to see where it takes us.

Check out my review of another book by this author!

Hmm, I’m never good at the bio bit. I used to teach college & bartend, now I write novels. I love to meet new people, to hear their stories, to walk through new streets and see new vistas. I enjoy art in all its guises–graffiti, surrealist paintings, classic sculptures, tattoos, interesting buildings, Renoir, photography . . . Art & nature, they feed my soul & thus my muse.

To learn more about Melissa Marr and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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