Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

  • Pub. Date: June 2007
  • Publisher:Harper Collins Publishers
  • Format: Hardcover 336pp
  • Series:Wicked Lovely #1

"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? ""

First Sentence: "The Summer King knelt before her. "Is this what you freely choose, to risk winter's chill?"

It's funny every time I think of faeries I think of Tinkerbell, which is why I admire Melissa Marr for keeping much of the folklore that really surrounds faeries true in her novel. I personally loved that at the beginning of every chapter there was a quote taken from random works about the fae.

The characters were interesting, they kept my attention but besides Donia I didn't really feel there was much character growth through the novel, everyone just stayed the same. I also wasn't feeling the whole Seth and Aislinn pair. I just didn't feel the connection between the two. Not to mention I didn't understand how Seth especially with the way his character was described could be so calm in every single situation. Some raw emotion would have been nice.

As for Keenan, I don't really have much to say about him. I understood his frustration and desperation but I did not care for the whole stalker vibe he was giving off to Aislinn. Seriously, stalkers are not sexy...it's creepy.

Overall I did like but not love Wicked Lovely. I received the first three installments in the series for free through Swap so I will continue the series, and see if the characters have more development. Although it will be interesting to see since the next book is about Leslie, Aislinn's friend.

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