Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Book review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aiislinn 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 this 21st century faery tale.

My opinion:

Wicked Lovely was an entertaining book and might I add a great debut novel. I'm looking forward to read the next book in this series(so far I believe five books is planned), Ink Exchange. Even tough at the end of Wicked Lovely I felt that it would do find as a standalone novel. I slightly disagree in the statment that "If you liked the Twilight-saga then you'll love Wicked Lovely", don't get me wrong I enjoyd reading this book but I felt that there were some dry spots which I didn't experience when I read Twilight. I guess the reason for the dry spots is as Alaine - The Queen of Happy Endings commented to me on her own review of this book:
I think it's like the first book in any series and is setting the scene so it needs some patience.

Take a look at the Wicked Lovely book trailer:

The characters in this book is believable, I love the way Melissa Marr makes the characters develop through out the book(neither too little nor too much). I especially like the way that the main character, Aislinn, grows into a stronger woman in this novel(yes, I know she's only seventeen). I like her as a main character better than Bella in Twilight.

Wicked Lovely contains some sexual references and underage drinking, for those who'd like a warning. This is a young adult book, I've noticed that the age definition of a young adult is from 12 - 18 years. I believe that this book isn't targeted for the younger ones in the YA defintion, perhaps for 15-16 year olds and upwards(this is a good book for adult as well as teens).

My rating of this book:
3,85 out of 5 stars.

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Book details:
• Reading level: Young adult
• Genre: Fantasy
• Pages: 328 pages
• Publisher: HarperTEEN (2007)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0061214671
• ISBN-13: 978-0061214677

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  1. I just read this book last month and really liked it. Such a fun, unique world. I also read Ink Exchange which had a bit more darker tone. Can't wait to get my hands on Fragile Eternity!

  2. I just picked this up the other day...but comparing it to twilight, does that mean it's badly written and cheesy as hell

  3. Mandi: Which one did you enjoy the most(of Wicked Lovely & Ink Exchange)?

    Blodeuedd: No, I wouldn't say that. I wouldn't describe Wicked Lovely as very cheesy, but that was kind of what I liked about Twilight LOL.

  4. I recently read Wicked Lovely and thought it was good, the writing is well done and I enjoyed the characters. But I really loved Ink Exchange, I think I needed that first book to get my head around Marr's world and then could really enjoy the intense story.

  5. I still have this to read in my collection. It sounds so good.

  6. Sounds like a good read, I'll have to buy it the next time I order books :D

  7. Well yes, i love that Twilight was cheesy, cute read, at least the first book.
    I guess I just have to read and see

  8. Ooo! Never seen the book trailer before, very nice. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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