Series: Wicked Lovely #1
on June 12, 2007
Sexual Content: Unlike Twilight, I wouldn't recommend this one for the kiddies as there is some talk and reference to casual sex and a scene that has a vague reference to a sex act.
Reviewed by: Abigail
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.
Similar in feeling to Twilight. I had read some recommendations for this book from Twilight fans, which is why I picked it up. And while it definitely isn't as good as the Twilight books, the comparison is valid. In both book series, a high school girl, with an ability that differentiates her from her peers becomes a part of a supernatural world and is pursued by a devastatingly handsome nonhuman. The tone of the book and the level of writing elevate it from other wannabe Twilight clones, but there are marked differences that keep this book from feeling redundant. For one, faeries are the supernatural creatures not vampires, and for another Marr isn't afraid to bend some fairy tale tropes. We also get a lot more information about the world of the fey through various POV's.