Aislinn has always seen faeries. 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 EVER ATTRACT THEIR ATTENTION.
Now it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King and is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost. Without her, summer itself will perish...”
Wicked Lovely was first recommended to me by the same person who recommended The Hunger Games books (and that person is going to be my boss for ten weeks, yay! \o/). At first it was difficult to begin (which seems to be the way in most things with me, I’m noticing) reading, but once I got into it, I was swept away. These faeries are no Disney-sort. They are evil and cunning, deceptive and vain. Once they set their sights on something, they will stop at nothing to get it. Too bad for Aislinn that the Summer King has chosen her. Marr describes her faeries much like Terry Pratchett in Lords and Ladies, or Neil Gaiman in his Stardust.
I loved the way Marr writes and describes things and although at points it felt like she was skipping things, taking shortcuts and not explaining some things as well as I would have liked, all in all the book was a whole and pleasant read. At times I could really see the fae with my minds eye, imagine Aislinn’s surroundings and dive into the world Marr describes. I myself am 23, and I could easily see even older people liking this book despite it’s main target audience being a bit younger.
I also loved that it’s not hypocritical like the Twilight saga, trying to make the heroine something more than human, and it does not make Aislinn anything other than she is - a teen who is damn scared and afraid. She is in every aspect very realistic as a character, very human in many ways. It’s easy to identify yourself with her, especially if you’re a teen in turmoil. And Seth’s dropdead gorgeous. <3