Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Don't ever, ever attract the faeries' attention - especially since they're not supposed to know you can see them.

That's the rule Aislinn has lived her entire life by- until she realizes that two Court fey are following her, one a beautiful, glowing golden boy and the other a frozen, blue-lipped girl with a wolf. Terrified, she knows she can't tell her Grams, or she'll be on lockdown. Instead she runs to Seth, her gorgeous best friend, who lives surrounded by iron (faeries don't like iron, at all) in an old train car. Relieved when he doesn't think she's crazy, the two embark on a quest to discover why faeries are hungrily watching Aislinn.

Keenan is the Summer King, unable to wake summer, his power bound by his beautiful and terrifying mother, the Winter Queen. To release it, and himself, Keenan must find his Summer Queen among the mortal humans. If he chooses wrongly, his choice must become the Winter Girl, cursed to carry winter's icy cold within her until Keenan finds a new mortal. Donia is the Winter Girl, bound to Keenan not just by the cold, but by her love for the faery king who can never be hers. Drawn to Aislinn, these two Court fey are trapped in their battle for the human girl who can see faeries- Keenan must convince her to become his Summer Queen, and Donia must do everything in her power to warn Aislinn away.

When Keenan shows up at Aislinn's school wearing the glamour of a regular student, Aislinn isn't sure if she can resist the glowing warmth she can feel drawing her to the Summer King. Too bad she's in love with mortal Seth... and he just might be in love with her.

Dark, lovely, mysterious and wicked awesome, this captivating urban fantasy is the first of three published so far. If you want more (and you will!), check out Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity, which just came out a couple of weeks ago.

(who can't believe I waited this long to get on the Melissa Marr bandwagon- I'm so stoked for my copy of Ink Exchange to get here!)

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