Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
Publisher: HarperTeen.
Pages: 328.
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?
In a contest of paranormal book creatures, for me, faeries fall in last place. I dragged my feet picking up Wicked Lovely, just as I do with every other faerie book. But I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered just how tantalizingly edgy, intense and enthralling Wicked Lovely really was.

This was one of the most messed up love triangles I’ve ever read, and I mean that in an awesome way. Keenan needs to be with Aislinn for the sake of his court. Aislinn wants to be with Seth, her human best friend. Donia, who gave up her human life to be a winter girl for Keenan, has to watch him pine for another woman while she still has feelings for him. It’s chaos and it sounds ridiculous, but it’s a well-plotted game that puts a new and interesting twist on cliché faerie books. I absolutely loved it.

And let me just comment on the literary eye candy. (Insert picture of Seth here) I wish Seth wouldn’t have been so perfectly Romeo-ish (his cheesiness was a bit overbearing at times) but he was still my favorite character hands down. His relationship with Aislinn was edgy and sexy and I loved how it interfered with Keenan’s game. I felt like I needed to pop some popcorn for how entertaining it was.

Overall, Wicked Lovely was incredibly entertaining and a great twist on the cliché faerie book. While it was fast and rushed at certain parts, I really enjoyed the Summer King’s wicked game, Seth and Aislinn’s swoon-worthy relationship and the sheer edginess to Melissa Marr’s faeries. I recommend to all paranormal fans!

Other reviews for Wicked Lovely:
Bibliopunkk.
[Bloggers [[heart]] Books]
A Journey Of Books.
Word For Teens.

13 comments:

  1. I still haven't read Wicked Lovely yet. Every review I see makes me want to read it more! Thanks for the great review- glad you liked it! :)

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  2. I did like this one. I enjoyed the love triangle because it came out way different than I thought it was. And Seth *sighs*

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