Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Summary (from Goodreads):
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. Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
Wicked Lovely was an enchanting tale that will be with me for awhile. The story and plot were completely original, basking in its uniqueness, and was undeniably captivating.
Aislinn was an interesting vessel to tell the tale through. I hadn't been able to relate to her per se, due to her unique situation, but she was easy to connect to. Which leads me to my next point, Seth. Swoon! The romance between Aislinn and Seth definitely had its sparks, probably enough to start a fire! At first, I was a little disappointed because the initial sparks that lead up to their connection was not included. I then read a scene involving Aislinn and Seth and any of my disappointment had vanished. You can't help but to fall in love with Seth.
Keenan, on the other hand, I absolutely did not like right away. In fact I loathed him. I wanted so much to hate him due to his predicament he put Aislinn in. He then rapidly grew on me, and though he is far from my favorite character, I still have some love for Keenan. Now Doria is a completely other story. Her haunting talereached out and grabbed me right away, and soon became a friend.
I admit it, before reading this book I had never read any dominantly faery books, but Melissa Marr has completely turned me over to them. While I am not particurarly sure how the journey will continue, I'm most definitely going to see how it plays out.
Want More Melissa Marr? The series commenses with Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity! PLUS: The 4th book, Radiant Shadows, comes out April 20, 2010!
Cover Comments: The cover is striking and very eye-catching from afar, but a little awkward up close. (4/5)
Would I recommend it? Yes! The story through out the book is one that should atleast be tried out once. Also, any faery lovers out there, PICK THIS UP!