Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MELLISA MERR; Wicked Lovely

Author: Melissa Marr
Novel: Wicked Lovely
Release date: 2007
Category: Urban fantasy

Blurb: Rule 3: Never stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeires. Powerful and dangerous they walk hidden in the mortal world.

Rule 2: Never speak to invisible faeries.
One of them, a beautiful faery boy named Keenan, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule 1: Don’t even attract their attention.
Now it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King and id determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost. Without her, summer itself will perish....

Review: What can I say.... I have never before read a book in which the two protagonists were goths. Needless to say it was pretty cool. Seth is covered in tattoos and piercing, something I have never found attractive in the past but now something that I am not going to brush aside as quickly as before. Underneath what must be, however handsome, a concerning appearance, is he really lovely. Someone you would count as a true friend, just as Aislinn does, much to her credit.

I like this book mainly because of the modern day gothic feeling it gave off. It is essentially a love story similar to the traditional Jane Arey with the dark and the wonderful all thrown in together. But this time the gloomy castle is replaced with a many compartment iron train and Seth is a little quicker at exclaiming his feelings towards Aislinn than Mr Rochester was towards Jane.

What I liked most about this one was the relationship between Aislinn and Seth, and eventually between Aislinn, Seth and Keenan (thats not what is sounds like). Seth is a character that both Aislinn and the reader can trust and her coming back to him day in and day out gave the story an emotional shoulder to cry on when everything else got to hard. Their relationship was the safe ground of the novel and a few minutes with Seth would calm the heart down before it jumped back into action.

Aislinn, I thought, did a good job. Every wrong choice was make up for with a lesson learnt or an eventual solution that was put into action with common sense, a lot of love and a dash of courage. The faeries, as well, were solid characters, causing the reader to feel a variety of emotions, which is important because they make up a large part of the book in their own right. They are both wicked and lovely, not restrained by our human rules and regulations. Their own desires come first and Keenan does what he must to preserved his Summer King powers even if that means stealing human girls.

I’ll give this one four out of five stars

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