Mar 11, 2010

Review | Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Series: N/A
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary
Publication: October 18, 2007 by Razorbill
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis: Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the 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. His 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; everything.

Thoughts: This felt like the first real faerie book that I'd read so far, since the first one I ever read I didn’t enjoy and the second one was sort of unique and different to what everyone else was reading about faeries. So I was a bit skeptical when I first picked it up but since it was an audio book, I knew I'd give it a chance even if it didn't interest me from the beginning.

I still felt fairly new to the whole faerie world but as soon as the book began I felt like I understood what was going on. There wasn't too much being thrown my way to make me feel like an idiot for not knowing what they were talking about.

What caught my attention from the beginning was Aislinn's view on faeries. They were cast in a different light than what I had expected, and although it surprised me, it also made curious to find out more, as well as all the mystery the book had. The characters were likeable, I thought, and very real so I felt I could actually connect with them.

The ending was sort of a given, but not. I knew how it would end but I still was surprised at the few twists it also included. I know I want to pick up the second, third and I believe that there is a fourth one also to find out what happens next. But to be honest, the book had a nice conclusion and I could've been happy with it being a stand-alone. Am I the only one who thinks that? Maybe. But anyways, I will be on the lookout for the next few books to read what happens next.


  1. Wicked Lovely was my "first" faery book too. Great, honest review. =)

  2. Fantastic review. You've reminded me just how much I liked this one.

    I also get what you mean about thinking it would have worked as a standalone. To be honest, the second book isn't really a sequel because there's a different MC and the focus is elsewhere - more of a companion novel I'd say.

  3. I've been hearing about this book a lot. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  4. I'm not really a faery person and have been on the fence about this one for awhile... sitll debating, but thanks for sharing =)

  5. Great review! I've been thinking of whether to get WL or not.