Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Genre: Young Adult; Paranormal
Source: Personal Collection
Aislinn, like her mother and grandmother, sees faeries. She tries to ignore them as they pick on humans, who are oblivious to their presence. Until one of them, Keenan, the Summer King, sets his mind on having Aislinn for his long-searched-for Summer Queen.
Bear with me. I am talking about faeries. Fey. A lot of you are probably groaning (or you’ve stopped reading by now). But trust me when I say that this book was GOOD. Like really good. Ask my husband. I wouldn’t stop talking about it while I was reading. Although he gave me a look that may be similar to the one you are currently wearing.
Marr does a fantastic job setting up the mythology of the Summer King searching for his Summer Queen. It’s complex enough to be interesting but still possible to understand. As Aislinn gets caught up in the mystery and magic of the fey world, so does the reader. And neither the reader nor Aislinn is likely to escape it by then.
And Seth. Can we talk about Seth for a minute? He’s so crush-worthy. He’s tattooed and pierced in a totally adorable way. And he’s so in love with Aislinn that I was actually a little jealous. Plus he lives in a train. That’s pretty awesome.
This is a series, but I have heard that the other books involve other characters. I want to keep reading but I think I will miss these ones (I’m mostly talking about Seth if we want to be honest here).
Maybe all of you who are going to read this book have already read it. But if you haven’t and you aren’t turned off by the word “faery” then go read it now.