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Wicked Lovely

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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. Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 327 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061214671
  • 9780061214677
  • 23,246

Review quote

"A fully imagined faery world which even non-fantasy (or faerie) lovers will want to delve into."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)show more

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By reading Wicked Lovely entered in faerieland, but if you were expecting to find beautiful fairy and nice, in this fantastic world of the fairies can be cruel, of different sizes and characteristics. Through this reading entered in history of Aislinn, that everything could be a typical teenager, it wasn't the fact that it has the gift of being able to see these beings, invisible in the eyes of other humans. When Aislinn was trying to live with the fairies, fulfilling the rules passed by his grandmother so as not to be discovered to have this gift, knows Keenan King of summer (being magical) that to many years trying to find his Queen to rid his Kingdom of the influence of his mother the Queen of Winter. From here we will watching events that are turning to Ash's life upside down, if by one side tries to escape to everything that involves other fairy feels attracted to this world by being forced to enter the game released by Keenan, subsequently we have Seth Ash's best friend the typical bad boy who loves Ash and help it to face this new world in which we see involved. Finally we have Donia, a fairy named as Girl of the winter, since it passed the test to become Queen of the summer, but that still nourishes very special feelings for Keeenan as well as this has for Donia, but despite all the inner struggle that goes on, I think that in the end turns out to be rewarded. In short, although I believe that the world of fairies was not much explored, I think that through the development of this story were released the data for us to awaken the curiosity for the next books.show more
by Nidia
Aislinn has always followed the rules. Her Grandmother has drilled them into her since she was a young child. Don't stare at invisible faeries. Don't speak to invisible faeries. Don't ever attract the faeries' attention. Aislinn has developed the skill to ignore them. She walks past them without flinching, even when the faeries are pinching or touching others around her like they love to do. Faeries come in many shapes and sizes and Aislinn has seen them all. She's seen them in the glamours they wear in order to pass as humans and can pick one out of a crowd even when they are trying to blend in. Aislinn has never been surprised by what she has seen them do - that is, until they start breaking the rules. Faeries don't like steel. It causes them pain and weakens them. Because of that, Aislinn's "safe" place has always been Seth's house. Seth is a long-time friend who happens to live in a converted steel train car. Aislinn always knew that if she could make it there she'd have peace, because the faeries could never follow her into the train yard. But, something has changed. They are creeping closer and closer and paying more attention to her. They are even gathering outside Seth's place. Aislinn really begins to worry when two faeries, Keenan and Donia, approach her and speak directly to her. She gets away from them as quickly as possible, now hyper-aware of the growing number of faeries surrounding and following her. She hears them say things like, "Do you think she's the one?" Aislinn realizes that in order to figure out what they want from her she is going to have to break the rules she's grown up with all of her life. Keenan is the Summer King. His mother, the Winter Queen, has limited his powers and is slowly taking over the elements. Days are colder and eventually everything will be covered in ice, unless Keenan finds the girl who is meant to be his Summer Queen. Together they would have the power to overcome the Winter Queen's chill. Keenan thinks Aislinn is the one and she is in danger because of it. The Winter Queen will do everything she can to prevent her son from getting the power he needs to overthrow her. Another problem, of course, is that Aislinn doesn't want to be Summer Queen. She has avoided faeries all of her life and she sure doesn't want to become one now. Especially when her feelings for Seth have developed into more than friendship - and becoming the Summer Queen would mean spending an eternity with Keenan. Melissa Marr has written a wonderfully inventive story that incorporates actual quotes from books written on the subject of faeries dating back to the 1800's. Her ability to keep a complicated story with several important characters clear to the reader is phenomenal. The relationship she creates between Aislinn and Seth is heartwarming, leading the reader to fall in love right along with them. If you aren't usually a fan of faerie stories, you might want to give this one a try. The blending of the realistic world and the world of the fey is masterfully done. You'll almost believe faeries are all around you.show more
by TeensReadToo
This was my first major foray into the world of Faeries. I have read Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. This series of books is like mind blowing on the Faerie courts and laws . Wicked Lovely the first book I think is the easiest to read . They are wonderful books but perservere as the laws are detailed sometimes..but once you get the hang of it you are good to go. Each book cover represents the female character. #1 book is Aislinn, #2 Leslie..and so on I shan't give it away. Melissa Marr is an incredible writer..very detailed, I felt. Seth..sigh!!!! I was trying to work out if he was a little emo or gothic..but friends think he has a touch of emo but not gothic. You make up your mind. All I know is you will love Seth...he is the tattooed, pierced smexi lad with the blue black hair in Wicked Lovely. P.s. boy can he kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *fans oneself* You can really 'see' these books as you read them. Some readers won't take to Keenan. I did as he has his court to look after and he needs to do what he needs to do...which of course makes the book exciting. He can be a bit of a spoilt brat..but that just means Melissa is making you really 'feel' the characters. Really worth reading...but if you need to stop and get some bearings..then do it and continue. We helped a friend Carolyn get through them and she enjoyed them. Seth..sigh....sigh..show more
by Michelle Auricht
Great series - very interesting and love Marr's style of writing - Couldnt put them down. Some of the characters are very likeable.. you get hooked.show more
by Leanne Monda
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