Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Aislinn: A seventeen-year-old girl born with the Sight. What does that mean? It means she can she see into the faery world. Aislinn has always followed the rules when it comes to the faery world. These include: don’t stare at invisible faeries, don’t speak to invisible faeries, and most importantly, don’t ever attract their attention. But, things are changing. The rules no longer work for Aislinn and the faery world is becoming a larger part of her life. Why?
Keenan: The Summer King of the faery world. Keenan is looking for his Summer Queen and has been looking for nine long centuries. It is not that he hasn’t found anyone to be his Queen over the centuries, but none of them have ever passed the test, a test that will condemn a girl to a life of winter and cold if not the right one. Now, he has chosen Aislinn to be his Queen. Is she the right one?

Seth: Aislinn’s best friend, and hopefully something more, in the mortal world. Can he protect Aislinn from the faeries so determined to make her a part of their world?

Wicked Lovely is a terrific blend of fantasy and modern day life. Aislinn is a strong female character who knows exactly what she wants, mainly Seth, and will let nothing stand in her way. A fast-paced read that both fantasy and non-fantasy readers will enjoy. YA 10th grade & up.