Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

All 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? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.

Reading Level: 13+
Publication Date: April 29, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Series: Wicked Lovely; book 1
Pages:  328
Rating: 3 stars
I enjoyed reading this book, though more so of the beginning and ending than the middle. The second half, while good, just didn't feel like it was a part of the same book. After all, for the entire first half of the story Aislinn fears the fey and wants nothing to do with them (even has a few rules about them) and yet she is dumb enough to party with them.
I really did not like Keenan at all. He is selfish and arrogant, which most Kings are, but I thought he could have been portrayed a little more sympathetic towards Aislinn. He does, after all, know how she feels...and perhaps we could have seen more of that side.

I did not particularly care for the way the story was constantly jumping viewpoints, but this was the only true fault I had with the book. I really enjoyed the ending and I'm anxious to get the next book in the series.

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