Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

 Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely 
(Wicked Lovely #1)
by Melissa Marr
pub 2007 by HarperTeen
From Barnes & Noble:
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.



What the Bookish Brunette thought:

I was so skeptical when I started this series, seriously Wicked Lovely sat on my TBR list for MONTHS… I had heard mixed reviews about the WL series, everything from mind blowingly amazing to horrifically awful. Sadly, it was just ‘meh’ for me.

On one hand the plot was fabstastic, the book as a whole was full of romance, suspense, excitement… The whole nine yards! WL totally had the makings of something great!

But…
Aislinn (the heroine) irritated the ever living *bleeeeeping bleep* out of me! No joke dude, if someone – oh I don’t know like THE KING of Summer fae who happens to be breathtakingly beautiful, willing to do my every bidding and whom I also had an insane connection to- wanted to make me the Summer Queen…

Where do I sign up? Take me now Mr. Glowing with hotness and sex appeal. But nooooo, not Ash (right?) she just felt sorry for herself and whined incessantly about EVERYTHING. Literally, I wanted to reach through the book and shake the hell out of her!

“Hey chick! Quit bitching and do what needs to be done!” Grrrrr to Aislinn.

Now the other characters were amazing and so well developed! I freaking loved the Winter Girl, Donia… (Who had been courted by Keenan the Summer King previously) She had true depth and grit, she has what it takes to be a queen! *grins wickedly* You’ll have to read the book to find out how she ended up a Winter Girl when she was previously courted by the Summer King…

Seth (or Aislinn’s whipping boy as I like to call him), I could take or leave- he had several good points but gets even more exasperating throughout the series. Keenan is a complex character if you can read between the lines. There are several minor characters who play bigger parts later in the series that were compelling enough to keep me interested when Aislinn made me want to put the throw the book across the room (which I’d never do because I like my books in pristine condition!)

Do not let this review deter you from reading this book, because I did like the overall story, I just despised the main character! 

 Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Lucky for me I started reading the Wicked Lovely series after the fifth and final book was released, so I didn’t have to chance standing in the rain for the sequel. ;) 

The second book in the series, Ink Exchange is AMAZING… 5 stilettos all the way! If anything, read the first one just so you can get the basics down and get to the second book!

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 Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
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7 Responses to Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

  1. Amy J says:

    I have this series and sadly it is still in my TBR pile. (amongst the thousand others)Great review!

  2. I came over from Book Soulmates, and am now a new follower.Nice ta meet ya!

  3. I'm not sure if I can enjoy if I despise the main character. Thanks for the honest review.

  4. I know what you mean. Read it not long ago, and yet I'm not moticated to pick the sequel. Still, is you say that Ink Exchange is amazing, maybe I'll have to read it soon. It's in my TBR pile.

  5. Missie says:

    Pampered by a beautiful king?!Sign me up too! I've had this series sitting on my TBR forever too. Glad to know it gets better with book 2.

  6. Aylee says:

    Aw, too bad you didn't like Aislinn. I felt similarly about the plot but very different about the characters from you. I loved Aislinn and Seth but HATED Keenan who I felt was arrogant, selfish, and douche-y (to put it mildly). LOL! Isn't it funny how different people can have such drastically different viewpoints on what characters they love and hate? Anyways, following you now. Incredibly entertaining review, can't wait for more :)

  7. I actually saw this at Barnes and Nobel and was skeptical of purchasing it. I haven't read any reviews for it until right now. Great review by the way! I think I just might read it :)

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