Saturday, 6 October 2012

Review - Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
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.
Let me just say, the books I've read recently have been good, not great, but good, some downright disappointing. However, Wicked Lovely blew most of my September reads out of the water. It was an intriguing read that had me devouring the wondrous words printed on the inviting page. I can safely say that Wicked Lovely is now one of my favourite reads and I will most definitely continue with the rest of the series.

The first page drew me in, it did have me quite confused and I kept re-reading the page, trying to understand what the fey words meant, however when I continued reading, the author explained what they meant and I was immediately catapulted in the magical story of Aislinn and the fey.

The plot was fantastic. It kept me pleasantly surprised and the writing flowed at a comfortable pace, there were unexpected surprises that had my intrigue for the novel growing with every page. The way the author writes makes Wicked Lovely a novel that is hard to put down, she has the most gorgeous way of writing. Her descriptiveness forces you picture the stunning images and sometimes gruesome images that are described in Wicked Lovely. There are only a couple of authors whose books I have read that manage to use the most satisfying amounts of descriptiveness, not describing it in such detail that I feel quite bored, or not giving the story enough detail, Melissa Marr uses just the right amount.

I love the characters! Aislinn, otherwise know as Ash, is a strong, determined heroine that will not back down and will fight to protect those she loves. She reminded me of Tris from Divergent, just a more magical version. She wasn't a push-over and she doesn't take nonsense from nobody and I admired her for being so strong while her world was collapsing around her. If I noticed court fairies were following me I'd probably hide under my blanket and never come out, but luckily, I'm not Aislinn.

The romance was really sweet, I loved watching the relationship between Aislinn and Seth develop and for once in a Young Adult novel there wasn't a blinking love triangle! When Keenan came into the picture I groaned as I was expecting Aislinn to fall head-over-heels in love with him, but luckily she kept her head and knew in her heart who she loved and I also admired her for trying to find a way where she could be Keenan's queen and still be with Seth. 

Wicked Lovely was an incredible read, the characters well described, the descriptiveness was stunning, drawing me in and not letting me go until I had read the last word. Wicked Lovely has been one of the best books that I have read in a while. If you're a fan of magical, intense faery books, look no further.You will not regret it.

I give it: 5/5 CUPCAKES!



7 comments:

  1. I have actually had this book on my shelf - untouched - for a while now and after reading your review, I think I'm going to be reading it really soon if not now ;) But thanks for the brilliant review :D

    xoxo, Mariam
    Book-A-Holic

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  2. I'm super happy that you enjoyed this book *happy dance*! The Wicked Lovely series is one of my favourites. I want to reread the books now! ;)

    J'adore Happy Endings

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  3. I have the four books of the series, a friend gifted me.
    But i have always found excuses to not reading them, although the blurbs are really interesting and the covers WONDERFUL!
    After your gush-ed up review :P, I will add this book to my TBR and hopefully start reading it soon.
    GREAT review.
    Your constant reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  4. I've not read this book and I hadn't even heard of it till you posted about it but I now will DEFINITELY be reading it! Great review. x

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  5. Yay, I'm so glad that after all your disappointing books that you enjoyed this one :D I need to read this, I am definitely a fan of "magical, intense faery books" :) Thanks for the review, Kyra.

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  6. I think I read this book about the time that it first came out and was not at all ready for the faeries within; it didn't work for me then but I think that after becoming more familiar with YA, it might work for me now. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. Glad you enjoyed this one! I really liked it and the following book in the series as well, but then I kind of lost track of the series..

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