Aislinn lives everyday in fear. She can’t have the normal life she desires because of one small problem. She has the Sight, the ability to see the Fae among humans, but she can’t tell anyone. Everywhere she looks, she sees the Fae, and she has to live by a set a rules set by her grandmother to keep her safe. However, one day, a court fae approaches her in a comic book store and the rules she has been taught from birth aren’t working anymore.
This book was made such an impression on me that I actually hugged the book when I was finished. The world of fairies that the author, Melissa Marr, has created is truly my favorite interpretation of fairies. There are so many amazing fairies in this world and the descriptions are just so vivid, I was in awe the entire book. All the fairies had various personalities and had a balance that I have never encountered before in all the previous Fae fantasies I have read.
All the characters in this book were very well developed and described in the finest detail. Aislinn was badass and had such a human rawness about her that was genuine and captivating. Seth is by far one of my favorite book boyfriends. He has a pet snake, tattoos, piercings, and lives in a train car. (WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!) However, he is such a kind and intelligent character that approached all situations with logic unlike any of the other characters in the novel. Aislinn and his relationship is one of the driving forces as to why I really enjoyed this fantasy. Their relationship had a tenderness, but also stemmed a lot in reality and not typical YA fiction ridiculousness.
Donia is such a badass character and I just feel for her in her really crappy situation, but she handles it with grace and maturity. I really liked how she and Aislinn formed a sort of friendship instead of her showing immature jealousy in a situation where no one could possibly win. Keenan is an interesting addition to the plot, but he’s selfish and really hard to like. However, I think it has a lot to do with the curse and the fact his mother likes to pretend she is a mothering figure when she is very much the opposite.
This book is such a great start to the series and I can’t wait for the next installment!
My Book Rating
5/5: Book World
Wicked Lovely by: Melissa Marr
Published by HarperTeen on June 12th 2007
Copy Read: Hardcover