Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1)
by Melissa Marr
Goodreads Rating: 3.69 / 5 Stars
My Rating: 3.5 / 5 Stars 🌟🌟🌟 1/2
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Faries, Romance
Recommend to: Anyone who enjoys stories of the fairy folk! It was reminiscent of Holly Black’s firsts novels.
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.
I have recently come to love faerie stories and once again I was transported into a world where the line between the folk and humans is blurred.
Aislinn is the only one who can see faeries. She seems like she could be a lonely character but she always has her best friend Seth to speak to. Aislinn surprisingly wasn’t full of teenage angst. I really liked that she was a realistic character. Seth was a drool-worthy sexy calm character. I must say that after reading this I want a Seth too. He is pretty perfect though and could use a character flaw or two.
Keenan is all over the place. I wanted to like his character but he was lacking the character development I saw in Aislinn. Characters are usually my favorite part of any book but unfortunately, they were lacking something that I cannot pinpoint. I struggled to have a connection with the characters.
This book drew me in and I was completely taken by the excitement of the book. I finished it within 1 day of picking it up. The pace was slow going but the content was exciting so it was easy to read. I am typically an impatient person so I wanted the pace to be faster but the good writing and interesting plot made up for it.
Happy Reading !