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Wicked Lovely

A novel by Melissa Marr

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Similar in feeling to Twilight.

  • Mar 13, 2009
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Similar in feeling to Twilight.

I had read some recommendations for this book from Twilight fans,
which is why I picked it up. And while it definitely isn't as good as
the Twilight books, the comparison is valid. In both book series, a high
school girl, with an ability that differentiates her from her peers
becomes a part of a supernatural world and is pursued by a
devastatingly handsome nonhuman. The tone of the book and the level
of writing elevate it from other wannabe Twilight clones, but there
are marked differences that keep this book from feeling redundant.
For one, faeries are the supernatural creatures not vampires, and for
another the girl does not return the affections of her faery suitor
but rather is in love with her equally handsome best friend. We also
get a lot more information about the world of the fey through various

Sexual Content:
Unlike Twilight, I wouldn't recommend this one for the kiddies as
there is some talk and reference to casual sex and a scene that has a
vague reference to a sex act.

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review by . June 23, 2010
The Wickedest of All
“…Rule #1:  Don’t ever attract faeries’ attention.”      In the novel, Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr creates a modern world of immortal faeries, who move invisibly among human beings, thrive on earthly pleasures, and transform unwitting mortals into immortal fey.  When Marr introduces the confident and savvy Aislinn into the novel, she introduces a rarity.  Unlike everyone else, Aislinn is a teenaged girl who can see the invisible faeries …
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
a good book, just not good enough to make me read the reat of them. its an origional idea, it just moved really slowly and the story just didnt take me in.
review by . November 13, 2009
Aislinn might seem like an average teenager- but she is quite far from it. For Aislinn sees faeries. Faeries who are powerful and mischievous... who walk amongst humans, but remain unseen. She has learned to live with her sight and even has rules - for she must NEVER stare at invisible fairies; NEVER speak to invisible fairies; and, most importantly, NEVER attract their attention.    Luckily for Aislinn - she has found a "safe harbor" at her friend, Seth's, house. You see Seth …
review by . August 02, 2007
Aislinn has always seen faeries; as a young child, her grandmother gave her three essential rules for dealing with the fey folk that most people cannot see. Above all, she should not let them know she could see them, though Aislinn has found that particular dictate trying over her almost eighteen years. She knows how evil some of them can be, pinching, pulling hair, and tripping people, and she fears what will happen if she calls attention to herself. So when she realizes that several fey folk are …
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I am a 20-something book lover with an obsession for all things urban fantasy. I cut my teeth on the paranormal genre withBuffyandTwilightbefore discoveringPatricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews. Suffice … more
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Melissa Marr adds elegantly to the sub-genre of Urban Faery with this enticing, well-researched fantasy for teens. Wicked Lovely takes place in modern-day Huntsdale, a small city south of Pittsburgh whose name evokes the Wild Hunt of mythology. High school junior Aislinn and her grandmother have followed strict rules all their lives to hide their ability to see faeries because faeries don't like it when mortals can see them, and faeries can be very cruel. Only the strongest faeries can withstand iron, however, so Aislinn prefers the city with its steel girders and bridges. She takes refuge with Seth, her would-be lover, who lives in a set of old train carriages.

But now Aislinn is being stalked by two of the faeries who are able to take on human form and are not deterred by steel. What do they want from her?

One is Keenan, the Summer King, who has been looking for his Queen for nine centuries, bound by the rules and rituals that govern his quest. The other is Donia, a victim of those rules, consigned to the role of Winter Girl when she failed Keenan's test, yet still in love with him. Certain that Aislinn is the woman he must marry, Keenan shows up as a charismatic new student at her high school, unaware that she sees his true form. He's determined to court her and is puzzled by her rebuffs. Suddenly, none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe is working anymore, but things aren't going as Keenan expects either. Both will have to change, make startling ...

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ISBN-10: 0061214655
ISBN-13: 978-0061214653
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins

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