Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
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Aislinn has always been able to see faeries. Not benevolent, wish-granting faeries—these faeries are mischievous at best, cruel at worst, and more likely to twist your arm than grant your wish. Aislinn’s gran has three rules for dealing with such creatures: don’t stare at them, don’t speak to them, and don’t ever attract their attention. But her gran’s strategy of avoidance soon becomes irrelevant when the faeries begin paying attention to Aislinn. Keenan, the Summer King, believes his centuries-long search for a Summer Queen has ended with Aislinn. Together, they would be able to finally defeat the tyrannical rule of the Winter Court. Too bad Aislinn has no interest in being the Summer Queen. She has her own life, her own romantic interests, and her own aspirations, all of which have nothing to do with faeries. However, with the involvement of the treacherous Winter Queen, Aislinn is forced to make a choice between her life and her humanity.
Urban fantasy meets Celtic folklore in Melissa Marr’s stunning debut novel. Marr is very adept at mixing folklore with an original and compelling story, successfully building a world that is intriguing as it is captivating. In addition to her compelling setting and premise, Marr also successfully creates a female protagonist who is a far cry from a damsel in distress. Readers who are looking for an original and well-crafted urban fantasy novel will enjoy this book.
If you enjoy Wicked Lovely, check out Ink Exchange, the next book in the Wicked Lovely series.
Pros: Wonderfully original and inventive., deftly avoids cliches prevalent in its genre.
Review by Martha