Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
Paperback, 328 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Harper Teen
Paperback - owned
Genre: Young Adult
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 about Aislinn a girl who can see faeries. Her whole life she has had three rules to abide by
1. Don't attract their attention
2. Don't speak to the invisible Faeries
3. Don't Stare at Invisible Faeries.
Aislinn doesn't know why she has been able to see these faeries her entire life, but what she does know is that they scare her and can be cruel creatures.
Keenan the summer king, who has been searching for his queen for centuries, thinks he has finally found his queen in Aislinn. Now he has to convince her to give up everything she has and is to save his people and the mortals as well. Together they have to fight the Winter Queen who is just terrible.
I'm going to break this down into my my likes and dislikes.
- I enjoyed the concept of this book. I haven't read a fairy book before so I went into this with an open mind. Surprisingly I like the idea a lot.
- I REALLY liked all the characters except for Aislinn, but towards the end I warmed up to her.
- I think the Winter Queen was written extremely well. My dislike for her radiated!
- Donia is probably one of my favorite if not favorite second characters. I enjoyed any scene with her in it.
Now for my Dislikes
- This book moved at such a boring pace for me. There were times I wanted to put this book down, but told myself to push through.
- Aislinn annoyed the heck out of me
- I was left very confused with many questions left unanswered.
- I don't like that this book took me till the last 70 pages to really enjoy
- Keenan was not as strong a character as I would have liked. He came off kind of creepy to me.
- World building was lacking.
I like this book. For how much I dislike the middle of this book, I couldn't get it out of my head. I even had a dream about it. As I stated I like all the characters with the exception of Aislinn, but even in the end she won me over. I found her very repetitive and annoying. I just wanted to yell at her sometimes. Ask questions so I could have answers.
- Why is Aislinn able to see the faeries?
- Is her family special?
- Why is it that a mortal who isn't the Summer Queen and decides not to be Summer Fey have to hold winter in them? I don't get it.
- Why was this curse or whatever it is ever put on Keenan?
As you can tell and as I have stated this book had me confused, but I pushed through. In the end I really did enjoy it and I already have book 2 so I will start on it soon. Not yet, I want a clear head going into to it, but I will be reading it.
So why if I have all these dislikes do I rate this book 3 stars? I'm glad you asked. For one I really liked the second characters Donia and Seth. Both were loyal to the ones they love. Both stood by in a time when they really didn't need to.
The second reason and I already stated it was that this book stayed with me. I have been constantly thinking about it. Not too many books do that. This one did. I even stuck with me in my sleep. That is definitely saying something.