Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Wicked Lovely

Review: Wicked Lovely

Author: Melissa Marr

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 328

Rating: 5/5


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? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read

I've been hearing wonderful things about the Wicked Lovely series everywhere I look. I figured I might as well check it out and see if it really was as good as everyone says it is. The book actually went beyond my expectations! I'm so glad I decided to read it.

The plot of the book was quite interesting and unique. Faeries were actually invisible to mortals unless they choose to shed glamour and show themselves. Aislinn has Sight so she can see, hear, and feel the faeries but she can not let them now. Out of fear that they might harm her, Aislinn's grandmother taught her at an early age to avoid faeries at all costs. Unfortunately for her, a summer kind named Keenan believes she is the Summer Queen of the faerie court. It was a very original plot which I am thankful for.

There was indeed a love triangle between Aislinn, her "friend" Seth, and Keenan. Seth is completely different from the average sweet caring friend that is found in most books. He has black hair, piercings, and lives in a train. He likes to have sex, party, and drink but he is not a jerk like the typical bad boy. He is beautiful, caring, nice, while also being sexy and fun to read about. If you couldn't already tell, I'm completely in love with his character. Keenan is nice and has good intentions but the only thing I felt for him was sympathy.

Wicked Lovely is a short, fun read. The only complaint I have is that some of the names (Aislinn, Niall, Donia, Beira) were hard to pronounce. Other than that, I loved this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

What did you think of this book?


  1. Hi Brittany,
    I enjoyed your review. I have been considering reading this book. It sort of sounds like a modern day Midsummer Night's Dream. Thanks for your take on it.

    Amy Jones

  2. Hey Brittany! I just wanted to tell you I am giving you an award! This is a new award, I laughed when I recieved it. Your blog is pretty, I can't wait to see more from you!

  3. I have to get these books from my library. I have read like eight million awesome reviews about them!

    Taming the Bookshelf

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I liked Wicked Lovely too and think the series is pretty interesting (although I've skipped books 2 &4).

  5. Brittany,
    Great review. I adore this book! I am almost done with it myself and am hoping the next books in the series are just as good!

  6. One of my fav ya series. Loking forward to more from melissa


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