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Wicked Lovely

byMelissa Marr

Paperback | April 29, 2008

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Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black won’t be able to resist the world of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling series, full of faerie intrigue, mortal love, and courtly betrayal.

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in 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.

Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novelsGraveminderandThe Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia or online at www.melissa-marr.com.
Title:Wicked LovelyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 29, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061214671

ISBN - 13:9780061214677

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this series The author has a way with words and captures your attention from the start. There is a lot of plot twists and turns, but with the way the author writes it keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit disapointed I was a bit disapointed by this book. I was expecting something maybe similar to a court of thorns and roses... I found the story a bit pointless... Maybe the sequel will be better.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whimsical A wonderful, unique new take on faeries with complex characters.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! It's a great start to a really good series! The world is extremely intriguing and hooks you in!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a good series! I honestly found this book to start rather slow but I love how the author used this novel to really set the stage for the books to come that are faster paced. I really enjoyed how the Fey in this novel are true to their origin; they are not nice creatures. It was also interesting to me that at the back of the novel, the author included the songs that inspired various scenes. That was really cool to connect! So many characters in this novel appear again in the series, if you read it make sure you keep a list of characters to follow along!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was a bit disappointed with this one, I was expecting it to be better.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Forgetful You know how when you read a book you either remember it forever or remember nothing? This book is the latter. I remember reading many reviews before picking this book up to read and thinking it would ultimately be a three star. I hesitate to give it even two since it was very slow to develop and the characters were dull. I usually love any story with fairies but this one I cannot recommend. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wicked Lovely This book is enchanting it truly draws you in and leaves you wondering what is truly going on in this magical world, for sure the best book in this series as the others sort of drift off.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overhyped While I did find myself overall enjoying Wicked Lovely, I definitely didn't feel the connection to it that most people seem to feel, and it's for sure not on my list of favorites. I found it to be way darker than I was anticipating, and I didn't overall care for Melissa Marr's writing style. This book while not terrible, was not a favorite, and I'm not honestly sure if I would continue on with this series in the future or not.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. I am someone who hates YA and most fiction. I loved this.
Date published: 2016-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ABSOLUTE NEED TO READ Read this series and your reading life will forever be changed! Ever since I read the Wicked Lovely Series I have constantly been trying to find anything that can possibly compare and I have yet to do so. I love them and wish there were more. You need to read these! They are amazing! PLEASE WRITE MORE:'(
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 STARS!!!!! This book is amazing, and the twits and turns continue throughout the entire series! Defintely a must read!
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked lovely Great story can wait to start the next one
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked Lovely Very interesting read
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing i loved this book. I read this series twice, it is an amazing series. Must read, you will feel like you are that person. The way she writes it makes you see everything from her the main persons eyes. Amazing must read series.
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Really a good book
Date published: 2013-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked Lovely Fantastic series with a great blend of the real world and fairy kingdom.
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wicked Lovely I actually really liked this cant wait for book two
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely enough. I don't feel like going on and on about this book so I'll keep it simple. 1) This is my first "faerie" book. The closest that I've come to reading something from the fey world was the book "Switched", which was a "troll" book. I didn't really want to read this book because I wasn't interested in the whole faerie thing, but somehow it wasn't as lame as I thought it would be. 2) There was sort of a love triangle going on there for a second. I wasn't sure where the story was going...I didn't know if Ash would choose Keenan (Summer King) or her best friend Seth. I didn't care who she "chose" because Seth was such a cutie and Keenan (my usual first choice) was a powerful king. Normally when there's a choice between the immortal guy and the mortal guy I always prefer the immortal guy. This time I didn't care who came out as the "winner" because I liked them both equally....which never happens. 3)Overall, this book was better than I thought, and I'll probably be continuing with the series. It only gets 3 stars because it wasn't that kicka** or thrilling. I like the lead girls to have more of a backbone, stubborn, etc. Ash definitely wasn't a pushover, but she isn't my ideal powerful lead. Random: -awesome cover. Finally a book without the full face of characters on it. I love the darkness mixed with the colour.
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better Than I Thought I was really iffy about buying this book, but in the end I found that I was glad I did. :) I found that I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected myself to, even if I only gave it three leaves. After reading review after review, I thought Wicked Lovely would be one of those book I would have to force myself to read, but to my surprise I found myself sailing through the pages with obvious enjoyment. However, I found that Seth believed Aislinn a little too quickly, even if he had known her for seven months, I found it weird that he didn't question Ash about the fey at all. However, I loved that he didn't desert her and stuck by her side through everything :) I only gave this book three leaves because although I liked it, nothing about it made me scream out, OH MY GOSH THIS IS AMAZING! But I don't discourage it! I liked it, which is what three leaves are. Overall, it was a good book with an interesting plot and a devious love triangle, or maybe more acurratly discribe as a parralellagram? I'm not too sure :P But yeah, a good book, I liked it. :)
Date published: 2011-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome 1st book to the series I am confessing my love right now. SETH, I LOVE YOU!!! Yep, I said it I love Seth...anyone else? I really enjoyed this novel. I liked the relationship with Aislinn and her friends, family and of course Seth. I liked feeling the tension of love between Keenan and Donia. I liked reading about Keenan and his quest to woo Aislinn. Aislinn consistently turning him down made me laugh my ass off. Melissa knows how to keep her reading attention. I really didn’t want to put this book down but I had to because I stayed up soo late reading it that I was ready to pass out with the book on me and I didn’t want my book to get wrecked cause I love it too much. There was just enough tension between the characters to keep you guessing who was going to get their way and who was going to get screwed. There is also enough action to keep you turning the pages. I can’t wait to read the next books in the series. The Rating: 5 out of 5 For more reviews please visit www.vampsweresandcassay.blogspot.com
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr -- They’re all around us, all the time. Invisible to every mortal, except for Aislinn – and any rare others who have the Sight. The fey. Cruel, dangerous, and utterly beautiful, Aislinn knows what will happen if she catches their attention, as well as break the other rules her Gram made to keep them safe. But as more and more fey set unsettling eyes on her, Aislinn slowly gets caught up in the world of battling faery courts, and a little game involving seduction and reckless risk taking. Aislinn finds herself pushed towards a choice. A choice between a life in despair or cold finish, with death on either side. -- I bought this book around the time it came out, on the recommendation of a friend, and I can’t believe I put of reading it until now! It was completely different then I expected and it met my standards for a good book. (Meaning just right amount of romance and fantasy.) My stomach fluttered at some of the more romantic parts because of how well things were described, it made me imagine the scene perfectly and I loved it. Maybe it was my mood, but holy crap. Another reason this novel was so enjoyable was the characters. I loved all four of the main characters with all my heart, and even the villain played a perfect part. The way every one of them fit together in some way was so fun to think about. I admired the girls, and I wanted to marry both of the guys by the end. It was just great! Just as every good book does, this one ends with a nice twist but also ties everything up, a great transition to the next book I would say. It’s on my shelf waiting for me, and I don’t know if I can wait. Really liked this book, and hopefully I’ll love the next one too. 4 out of 5. Check out her website, she’s actually written quite a lot of other things besides just this faery series. http://www.melissa-marr.com/index.html Later Cheese Graters, MRR
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oh ... wow. Kind of disappointing. I thought it would be better, slow start, slow finish. Not right for me, only one event really got my attention but other than that, it wasn't great.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seth is the perfect guy.... he's too perfect. Sexy, reliable, loyal, not possessive enough to be smothering, protective, patient, confident, and so sweet he gave me a tooth ache. I literally felt a pang in my left molar. I believe it was while reading one of the many scenes they (him and Aislin) shared in his iron...trailor was it? I liked him n all, but as I said, bein none to sweet myself, I found it all a tad to hard to swallow. Besides, there are no guys that perfect! How unrealistic! As for the story itself..... I found the characters hard to like and harder to care about, but I did enjoy the grittiness of the novel, and its definatley a book I'll read again. (I know this cuz I've just finished reading it for the second time). Theres just something about it that pulls you in....Anyways enjoy.;)
Date published: 2010-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected In A Good Way!! Wicked Lovely... ah where to start, I was very unsure of this novel and faeries. After reading Wicked Lovely and Wondrous Strange by: Lesley Livingston I am so "Team Fae." I really enjoyed that she had these rules that aren't meant to be broken, but everyone knows what happens to rules, they are always broken (and if they weren't then life would be boring). The characters are cool and unique like Seth an awesome friend, a good one at that having to deal with Aislinn and dealing with all her craziness (because if she were to tell me she could see faeries, then I'd probably pee my pants). Keegan for just being hot, mysterious, and a bit annoying, but I heart him. Aislinn should have listened to her grandmother instead of dealing with all this extra drama, and could have focused on her relationship with... (hehehe you will have to read the book or just fill in the blanks for yourself, could it be: Friend, BFF, Boyfriend, and or Grandmother!! My lips are sealed). Wicked Lovely is not only on serious matter (they may not be serious for us, but for the characters) but it also has a fun part to it. Sorry guys for leaving you without the missing links it's just I don't want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn't read it. Reminder if you think you are not a Faerie person (and you like the whole paranormal scene) then believe because the Fae will intrigue you, and maybe leave a little bit of a Fae addiction behind.
Date published: 2010-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So freaking good! Okay, so this book was amazing! I've been recommended it a few times, so I thought I would pick it up on my next visit to Chapters. I will admit that the first few chapters had me thinking, what kind of book did I just buy? this is so weird. Just give it like 3 or 4 chapters and I swear you'll be in love with the story and characters. All I can say is this book is incredible, and left me wanting more.. which is why I went out and bought the second book! =)
Date published: 2009-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from osh gosh b'gosh ♥♥ OMIGOSH! so i guess every time i say/type "OMIGOSH" everyone knows they must read this bokk. so... here's the story! my sister got this book from scholatis book orders :P and when she got it, i was like really felisha (sister) that book looks gay! lol. it was FAR FROM GAY! i decided to read this book because, i had nothing else to read, and within the prologue of reading this book, i absolutely knew, i had to get the second book! so now im writing a review on how i judged a book by its cover&&.summary, calling it gay, when the truth is, i frikin absolutely loved it! like omigosh... i dont know what else to say... this book is a must read! &&. the ending is so... ♥ THAT I CANNOT WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS SO WE CAN GO TO CHAPTERS AND BUY BOOKS, especially this sequel!!!! ( and the reason why i have to wait for christmas is because my mom refuses to buy anymore until then! U.U" )
Date published: 2009-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Idk! I HEARD THIS BOOK WAS REALLLLY GOOD THATS WHY IMMA BUY THE WHOLE SERIES.. honestly if its on newyork times bestseller, then its a pretty darn good book isnt it.. (:
Date published: 2009-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was Wickedly Lovely... Wicked Lovely was...well..Wickedly Lovely, this book was absolutly great. I fell in love with it right from the Prologue, up until the Epilogue. I laughed, and on several occasions I almost cried. The plot isn't too hard to follow, and it isn't to simple either, unlike the Twilight Series, this is a REAL teen fantasy, romance novel. I won't reveal too much for you; other than the fact that Aislinn's life will change will a few chapters of this dazzilying book. You'll most likely LOVE Seth, who is hotter, and has a much more complicated personality than, someone I could mention... *coughs* Edward Cullen *coughs*. Though this book is probably too good, to get the praise that is totally deserves, I can't wait to read other books that Ms. Marr, has to offer.
Date published: 2009-08-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Hidden Gem I really never knew much about this book. I heard about the author, but nothing about the books themselves. I had them on my to read list for a while, took them off, added again and did that for a while. Finally I added her on Twitter and thought I should probably read her books so i knew what she was talking about. Having no idea what they were about and having never heard anything good or bad about them i went in with no expectations what so ever. I was hoping for slightly entertaining and walked away desperate for more. I really enjoyed this book and am so glad that it is a continuing series so that i can continue on with these great characters, this wonderful world and the story that has captured me. "This series is about the Fae. The main character Aislinn (Ash) is a normal human girl who has had the Sight her whole life. She can see Fearies and had been taught to fear them. Her mother (who is dead) and Grandmother (who she lives with) had the Sight as well. Ash is living her life when she notices that some of the Fae are following her and one even comes up and talks to her and takes an interest in her. This is SO not good. On the other side the Summer King is in a game with the Winter Queen (his mother) where he has to find the Summer Queen who is basically disguised as a mortal. Once he find s amortal girl he has to convince her to take up the winter queens staff which will either posses her with the winter queens horrifying chill (bad thing) or become the Summer Queen if she truely is her (good thing). Of course this game has been going on for centuries with nothin good coming of it. The Winter Queens powers ae growing and eventually this will mean death for almost everyone. So yeah, that is the background story. Will Ash be persuaded by the Winter Kings advances? Is she truely the Summer Queen? " This book was unexpectantly great and this christmas I will be recomending it to a lot of people. It is definitely a hidden gem. I am anxious to read the rest of the series and see where it goes. There are so many things about it that I enjoyed that i will just have to say go out and read it and see if it is as good for you as it was for me! :)
Date published: 2009-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wicked! I couldn’t have picked a better book to start off my summer reading with. It was original and kept my attention right from the beginning!
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skip reading the back cover... Okay I (and I'm sure MANY others) was slightly turned off by the VERY boring and rather silly sounding synopsis printed on the back of this book...but the book was on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart so I thought "heck why not? it has a pretty cover..." and was pleasantly surprised. Yes, this book is CLEARLY a teen book (so don't go looking for any life changing revelations), but it's pretty solid for a quick, light read. I think Marr's bestselling gift is her interesting, consistent characters. Surprisingly, I didn't find too many characters that were awkward or all that unlikable (save for the Winter Queen who was pretty much an unexplained jerk). The story is interesting and executed well...not too many boring descriptions and explanations of the world they live in (which I find to be both boring and repetitive but always present in paranormal novels). Also look out for the ending, it was a surprise indeed.
Date published: 2009-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely writing. The plot is engaging, and the characters all pull their own weight -- the relationship between the two human leads was also exceptionally well done. I will give Marr credit for creating an exceptionally strong, independent female lead. Aislinn is willing to lean on other people, just like any real human, but she's also more than capable of standing on her own. However, what I most enjoyed about this book was the resolution at the end: it wasn't what I expected to happen, and I enjoyed it all the more for that.
Date published: 2009-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow. wow. wow. super super super awesome amazing book! The title pretty much says it all. I started this book reluctantly, it didn't sound all that interesting, but was I wrong! All Aislinn wants is a normal life. She wants to finish high school, and then go to college. She wants to have a relationship with a great guy (Seth...) But there is something that might be blocking the way. Aislinn can see faeries. They are everywhere, and invisible to almost everybody else. Aislinn starts to notice that two faeries are starting to stalk her. If her Gram found out, her freedom wpuld be gone: homeschool and all. But that;s not what Aislinn wants. She's not scared of the faeries and she wants to see Seth. Seth. Seth is one of Aislinn's good friends, but he doesn't date. Aislinn likes him as a friend, but sometimes wishes they could be something more. Faeries can't be near iron. That's something Aislinn has always taken comfort in. But when the faeries start to come too close, Aislinn panicks, and finally spills everything to Seth. In a dark alley, men are trying to harm Aislinn. One of the faeries that has been stalking her save her just in time, and Aislinn has mixed emotions. Seth comforts Aislinn. Then he admits that he's been waiting for Aislinn to make a move for seven months and kisses her. After that, he waits for Aislinn to make the next move. Keenan enrolls in Aislinn's school. He is the other faerie who has been stalking her, disguised as a human. He follows Aislinn around everywhere but Aislinn wants nothing to do with him. He's a faery, and you can't trust faeries. Seth and Aislinn find out many secrets about Donia and Keenan (the faeries that were stalking Aislinn) but for now they are doing everything together, telling each other everything. It's obvious Keenan wants Aislinn, will he come between her and Seth? What terrible secrets to they discover? To find out, read this super, amazing book!
Date published: 2009-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Even for non-fairy fans! Wicked Lovely is a story about a girl named Aislinn who can see faeries (although, she isn't supposed to, and she shouldn't let other faeries know she sees the). It terrifies her and she hates seeing them. Keenan, the Summer King, thinks that Aislinn is his Summer Queen, and is determined to make sure she does become it. Aislinn hates all of this and wants her life to go back to the way it was. Now the 3 important rules she lived by (Don't stare at invisible faeries; Don't speak to invisible faeries; Don't ever attract their attention) aren't protecting her anymore. She now must make life-changing decisions about what to do, but the decisions she makes could mean losing her life, her best friend (and hopefully more) Seth, her freedom - Everything! Aislinn must do what she thinks is right to save not only herself, but everyone. At first, I didn't want to read Wicked Lovely because I thought 'Argh. Faeries.' But one day I didn't have any books to read so I decided to pick it up and try it out. After starting it, I instantly fell in love! It was such an amazing and well-written book! It has a great plot, the right mixture of romance, action, and suspense, and great characters! An overall fantastic read! I would definetly recommend Wicked Lovely to any supernatural/paranormal fan. Even if you don't liek faeries, you will enjoy this. Happy Reading ^_^
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Blah Wicked Lovely is about a girl who has spent her life in fear of fairies - and we're not talking about tinkerbell. Fairies, or the Fey, come in all shapes and sizes and are not necessarily friendly. In fact most of them seem to take perverse pleasure in pestering mortals - pinching, making them trip, pulling their hair, etc. They get away with this because most mortals can't see them. This is where Aislinn comes in - she can see them. Raised by her Grandmother, Aislinn lives her life by three rules: don't stare at invisible fairies, don't speak to invisible fairies and whatever you do don't attract their attention. I don't think I am giving anything away by saying Aislinn pretty much breaks all three rules from the get-go which sets her on a path from which she can never return unchanged. As books go, I would have to say it was okay. I never really felt drawn into the story though and found the characters all rather flat. The one character that I actually felt had some depth was Donia, and she isn't even one of the main characters (although she plays an important role). I also felt that the story was rather slow paced and not much really happened. Maybe it is because this book is for a young adult audience (and I'm not in that age bracket), but I found it just too bland. For those of you in the 18+ age bracket, I would recommend Karen Marie Moning's The Immortal Highlander over this book. It has a similar premise (a girl who has spent her life pretending she can't see fairies who suddenly comes to the attention of those fairies) but a much more interesting story. Since it is a romance novel though, it also has some pretty steamy sex scenes so I wouldn't recommend it for your teeny boppers.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I enjoyed this book and the world building. Everyone wanted someone they couldn't have, which frustrated me, but kept me reading.
Date published: 2009-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Two tumbs up! A great read. The plot is very good. One of my favorit chairacters is Seth. He is a cool guy. At the beginnig the book my be hard to great into but don't give up one it or you'll be sorry!
Date published: 2009-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Read I was a little skeptical at first about this book because it's about faeries and all...but once I began reading it I was immediately hooked. It's got a great balance between fantasy and romance. i felt the ending could have been a little better but it was still good. i recommend it for those who like the fantasy-romance combination
Date published: 2009-04-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Successful start to a series I was wishing good things from this book from the moment I read the synopsis on the back. It grabbed my attention right from the get go and I couldn’t put it down. Aislinn has the sight, meaning that she is able to see fey, where other humans (mortals) cannot – save a few. We are introduced pretty quickly to the person who is obviously her everything, but someone she feels she cannot take that next step with because of both his reputation and her fear of losing their friendship. This is something she isn’t willing to risk as he is her rock, protecting her and keeping her sane in a world that is so different for her compared to everyone else out there. Even if he doesn’t understand what he and his iron house are protecting her from. From early on, we see the conflict within the summer & winter courts of the Fey. The Summer court does not have true leadership as the Kings full powers were bound by the Queen of the Winter court (his mother) with the help of the King of the Dark court. He will not be unbound until he finds the true Summer Queen - which holds great risk for the girl who believes she may be the one. If she is the one, all is well, if she is not the one and takes the challenge believing she is, she will turn into the winter girl. One who will hold the unnatural cold within her until another girl takes her place or passes the challenge and becomes the Summer Queen. Aislinn becomes the Summer King (Keenan)’s target. As with the rest of the girls, he believes she is different. She must be the one as his court can’t survive much longer without her. He stalks her and tries to win her, without realizing she has the sight and can see him exactly for what he is. Overall, I loved this book. It was a wonderful first book for the series and set up many more books to come. We see Aislinn overcome & face many different challenges. Attempts to keep the Fairy world from her friends and still make everyday life seem normal when everything is going wrong for her. Seth, the man she holds dear, throws more obstacles in her way by admitting he does have feelings for her… talk about bad timing. One more thing for her to overcome, hoping all will work out in her favour so that she doesn’t have to lose him. It’s a lot for a 17 year old girl to face. We see her growth throughout this novel and a wonderful set up for future novels to be told from many different perspectives. The writing is excellent, the plot flows wonderfully: A great novel that I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Read! This was my first Faery novel per se. I have been more inclined to go for the vampire and werewolve tales in the past but i thought i should give the faeries a try. I was NOT disappointed. This is definitely an interesting story that doesn't paint all faeries as evil, although there are some evil little buggers in there. I enjoy the evolution between Ash and Seth's relationship - especially with her increasing unwanted immersion into the faerie world. Keenan is an interesting faery king, and his internal struggle is an interesting read - having powers that are bound by an evil mother who murdered his father will do that to a guy!!! I have to say that one of my favourite characters is Donia. As a human that took in the Winter Queen's chill, she is surprisingly still human-like in thought and emotions throughout the novel simply based on her actions with Ash, Seth and her beloved Keenan who she fears she will never be with again! And let's not forget the Winter Queen - she really is pure evil! From the get go you want her to go down!!!!! At times the story seems a little off, but overall this is an enjoyable read. I have left out a lot of details as i do not want to spoil the story - but if you want a good little read, this one should keep you entertained! Thinking about it, one thing i could have used a little more of is some comedic relief. I like it when the mood is lightened by the odd one-liner here and there. A book can be too dark - and for me that can make me disinterested in the story. I was not disinterested but i probably would have liked it a little better with the additions of a couple more light-hearted moments. I like varying emotions (Not just undying love and darkness)!!! Enjoy!
Date published: 2009-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In My Top Ten! This is by far one of my favourite books. The pllot is great, and it is really unlike other books I have read. I don't know if I am the only one, but I find Wondrous Strange by Lesley Levingston to be a bit of a rip-off of this book. Poor Melissa Marr! Anyways, great book, the second is also good.
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I liked the plot and the ideas of this book. For some reason i think the next one will be more interesting. I was so happy at the ending, but i wont spoil it. I'll just say that im glad that she ended up with a certain person! hahaha Can't wait for the next one! (there is a next one right? That would be a bad ending if there wasnt! I want at least one more!)
Date published: 2009-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Book I enjoyed very much this book and it's a great fairy tale/romance. Tought, it was quite predictable I still love it and I couldn't stop reading it and I think it was to short! Anyway I look forward to read Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity.
Date published: 2009-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind blowing modern take on an old tale Not only is Aislinn brought up by her strict and over protective Grandmother , she can see fairies and they are very real and very scary. The danger to Aislinn's sanity and freedom is threatened three fold when a fairy takes interest in her and is intent on courting her. Afraid to tell her Grandmother what is going on, but needing to bring in help to avoid further trouble she decides to tell her best friend and love interest, Seth, everything. With his research they find ways to protect Aislinn and himself to a degree. Kennan is the Summer King, affected by a curse in the form of a contest put upon him by his own Mother the Winter Queen. The curse has unwittingly destroyed many lives, but Keenan must play to win back his reign and regain his powers. He is involuntarily compelled to find his Summer Queen no matter how many lives he destroys and how much pain it causes him. And Aislin is his newest challenge. The tension is palatable and kept high through out the telling of this story. Aislin is a strong and unique character, Seth a great friend and support, an intelligent side kick. Keenan's fairyishness is well portrayed, and his conflict difficult to watch. Is there a way to stop the curse? Is there a new solution to a centuries old problem? Is Aislin really the one? An amazing and well thought out ending! Read it !
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wicked Read i loved this book! its about a girl who has been able to see faeries all her life, but she wishes she couldn't. Then there's Seth, her best friend who shes secretly crushing on, but Seth doesn't date.. he has one night stands. So shes left admiring from afar. Meanwhile theres this King, Summer King to be exact named Kennan. He's looking for his Summer Queen, but it can't be any mortal, she has to have a special power. So Kennan meets Aislinn but Aislinn is very stuborn. She doesn't fall for his faery compulsion. Aislinn loves Seth, turns out Seth loves her too.. Kennan loves Donia, a faery who was tested to be the Summer Queen, but she wasn't. Even though Kennan and Aislinn are destend to be together, they fing their way around the rules.
Date published: 2008-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully Unexpected Surprise What a lovely gem! I tend to pick my urban fantasy novels for different reasons. In the case of Marr's novel, it was because I really liked the cover for Ink Exchange. I also feel compelled to never read a second novel without first having read the one that started it all. So here I am. In comparison to vampires and werewolves, fae stories aren't seen very often, but Marr's written an incredibly immersible universe with multi-dimensional characters. I'm not that knowledgeable about the lore and myth of fairies, but there are little excerpts before each chapter from actual old texts regarding the subject. So you can see where Marr makes that link from old legends to the world in Wicked Lovely. Except for maybe Seth, all of the characters have many levels to them. You find that not everyone is as straight-forward as they seem, but they're all ultimately on the same path with the same goals. Though I really loved the character of Seth (and would love one in my own life :P), he somehow felt the most imaginary. I would believe all the stuff about the faeries and glamours before I would even consider that someone as unfailing and steadfast as Seth exists. I would love to see more about him and see his character grow beyond that. I really look forward to the next installment in this series and am really surprised I'm not hearing more about it!
Date published: 2008-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read but hard to get started This book was a wonderfull read. The characters were very realistic and acted as real teenagers faced with these sorts of paranormal problems would in my opinion. My only problem with the book is that there was a lot of back story that i think could have been shortened or at least given to the reader in smaller doses. As it was i found it really hard to get inveloped in the book and just sit down and read ... i had to get through the boring stuff at the begining for the real story to begin and me to get interested in what happened to the characters.
Date published: 2008-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hmm... Okay, see, I read the reviews on this book and thougt it was pretty interesting, so I bought it. But when I actually read the book, in the first few chapters, I was really confused. And the ending? Well, one word. Predictable. I mean, I thought there'd be some kind of a twist in the story, I don't know, something that would really grab your attention, but there wasn't. It was just a simple ending, something you--totally--expected, and kind of a pain to know that you read the whole book to get disappointed in the end.
Date published: 2008-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, Creative Book This story was really neat. You find yourself attatched to the characters. At some points you don't know at who's side your on. You understand exactly what's going on in their head. It was a really original story and I can't wait to read the next one.
Date published: 2008-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Modern Day Take On Fairies This book was much better than I expected and I'm excited to read the next book Ink Exchange. Aislinn isn't like normal girls - she has the sight and can see fairies. She knows it is dangerous - they don't want people to know about them and will gouge out her eyes or kill her as soon as they find out. She has spent years perfecting her skills at completely looking through them and pretending they aren't there. But now she is being stalked by them. Keenan - the Summer King - has no power until he finds his Queen. He has been looking for centuries. And now he thinks it is Aislinn. He doesn't know that she knows what he is. And she doesn't know her future is not for her to decide. A strong human female who isn't going to go down without a fight. A fairy - once a mortal - who was in the same position decades ago. And a boy Seth - who is only know learning the truth about Aislinn. It is a great book and the next one should be interesting. It focuses on Leslie who is just a minor character in this book.
Date published: 2008-05-11

Editorial Reviews

“A modern-day fairy tale, wherein the girl saves herself. Many fantasy readers will find themselves happily at home here.