Monday, March 22, 2010

Reading Rain-bow: The Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr

Truth be told, I love Fairies, or the Fae, or the Fair Folk, or whatever you want to call them. And, of course, I love books about fairies, so the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr is one of my favorites.

Synopsis for Wicked Lovely, from the author's website:

Rule #3
: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

What I love about these books is how the two worlds (Human and Fae) coexist and overlap. The human world is essentially unaware of the fae living amongst them, but Marr weaves the two together beautifully. The characters are also intriguing, and you'll find yourself caught up amidst an intricate love triangle by the end of the third book, Fragile Eternity.

I will say that the second book, Ink Exchange, departs a bit from the main story and is considerably darker than the first book, so be prepared. But, it is important to the overall storyline, so definitely worth reading as part of the series.

Radiant Shadows, the fourth book in the series, is due out April 20th, so you have plenty of time to get caught up before it is released. Have you read this series? Are you pre-ordering Radiant Shadows? Team Keenan or Team Seth?

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  1. It's been a while since I read the series, but I agree they're one of my favourites. I am team Seth all the way! I'm really interested to see what happens with Niall and the dark court, can't wait for Radiant Shadows.

  2. I declare myself Team Seth now and forever. I agree re: Ink Exchange. That one deviated a little for me. But, overall, the world building is amazing.


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