24 May, 2011

Wicked Lovely Week and Review

Howdy! Kimberly ended up reading a whole bunch of Melissa Marr books recently, so we present an impromptu Wicked Lovely Week. Shortlink to the main post: http://bit.ly/w1ck3dwk

Tuesday 5/24 - Wicked Lovely - review by Kimberly

Thursday 5/26 - Ink Exchange - review by Kimberly

Friday 5/27 - Fragile Eternity - review by Kimberly

Saturday 5/28 - Radiant Shadows - review by Alethea

Sunday 5/29 - Darkest Mercy - podcast with special guest Kate G.

Monday 5/30 - Graveminder - review by Jessica from Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Tuesday 5/31 - last chance to enter to win Radiant Shadows - giveaway

We'll start off today with Wicked Lovely. Take it away, Kimberly!

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Publication date: 12 June 2007
ISBN 10/13: 0061214655   |   9780061214653

Category: Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy
Format: Hardcover (also available in paperback, audiobook, and eBook formats)
Keywords: Faeries, Romance, Adventure

Kimberly's review: 

I’m the first to admit it. I’m not a fairy person. I don’t like fairy stories. The world is too fantasy for me. Too unreal. But I couldn’t resist the beautiful covers this series has created. (And let’s be honest, sometimes that is why I buy a book. The covers.)

So there I was not expecting much and wow. I was pleasantly surprised to find I really enjoyed this story. Aislinn has grown up with the Sight and can see fairies all around her. She’s managed to avoid them most of her life, until one incredibly beautiful one starts pursuing her: The Summer King. And he’s looking for his lost Summer Queen. And thinks she might be it.

But there are steep prices to pay and tests to endure. Keenan is both selfish and selfless, risking everything for his court, including love. Aislinn is a teenager, who reacts pretty well considering she’s being courted by a fairy who happens to be a king. And Keenan is more than he appears, both good and bad. Can she trust him? Should she? With all that she knows about fairies, they are tricky…

The writing is graceful and I read carefully, keeping the alliances straight. This isn’t the typical love triangle book, which was refreshing. The ending surprised me, in a good way. And after putting it down, I had to pick up the second one. Maybe there was a fairy beside me whispering in my ear. And pinching me.

Stop by again tomorrow so you can enter the Radiant Shadows giveaway and enter to win all kinds of book-related prizes in the Splash into Summer Blog Hop, co-hosted by I am a Reader, not a Writer and Page Turners.


  1. I don't think I had really read any fay books till these. I fell in love with Marr's world and characters. It was probably my first exposure to a fairy that wasn't all sparkle dust and goody-goody. They actually were pretty terrifying creatures.


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  2. Wicked Lovely sounds like a very interesting book! I love books about fairies, so I think I'll enjoy this read.

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  3. Great review! I think I might to read this.