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Wicked Lovely (2007)

by Melissa Marr

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Aislinn is your typical teenage girl with the exception of being able to see faeries. She has to keep it a secret as faeries do not wish to be seen. However, being followed by two faeries and then one attempting to talk to her and get her to leave with them would make you want to confide in someone too. So, she turns to her friend, Seth. Seth is a good hearted guy who is trying to get past the friend barrier with Aislinn. She likes the flirting, but if he knew her secret would he think her crazy? Probably, but she tempts fate and decides to bring him in the loop. Together they work through many things while Aislinn struggles to not lose herself or the life she wants to have. In a quick time Aislinn must decide to willingly help Keenan (the Summer faery king who���s waited centuries to find her his queen) or have him force her into a decision. Either way, many lives are at stake and Aislinn must face facts and chose.

This book is well written and develops nicely enough that you are definitely left wanting more. It���s a good read without being overthrown with action. Still there is suspense and trauma that has to be dealt with.
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  jesssika | Sep 9, 2014 |
Sighted Aislinn finds herself the target of Summer King Keenan’s affections. She doesn’t trust faeries, after a lifetime of warning about their capricious and cruel nature, but the pure power of pleasure that Keenan commands is hard to resist. On the one hand, Aislinn has a heavily-pierced playboy Trent Reznor lookalike (Seth) living in a boxcar that she hopes to make her boyfriend. On the other she has a golden god who’s been looking for her for centuries and wants to make her his queen. If she chooses mortality, she’s vulnerable to not just death but an early death at fae hands now that Keenan’s put her on their radar. This would also keep the Summer King weak and his power bound, due to a nasty trick played by his Winter Queen mother, Beira, and the Dark King Irial. The Summer Court is so weak at this point her refusal would basically be a death sentence for the king and all of his subjects. If she chooses Keenan, she stands to lose Seth…and spend centuries as Winter Girl if it turns out she’s not the one destined for Summer Queendom. Life’s tough, y’all, and everybody loves Aislinn.

I enjoyed this book well enough, though Aislinn’s character is so determined to be a tough girl and prove it to Seth that I rolled my eyes a few times. Keenan is charming, Seth is brooding, but this is really just the first advance of pawns in a promising chess game. The descriptions of the summer fae were my favorite parts. ( )
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Bresnahan, AlyssaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Chapter 1:  SEERS, or Men of the SECOND SIGHT,…have very terrifying Encounters with [the FAIRIES, they call Sleagh Maith, or the Good People]. -The Secret Commonwealth by Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang (1893)
Chapter 2: [The Sleagh Maith, or the Good People, are] terrifyed by nothing earthly so much as by cold Iron. -The Secret Commonwealth by Robert Kirk and Andrew Lang (1893)
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For Loch, Dylan, and Asia, who believed in me even when I didn't, and the memories of John Marr Sr. and Marjorie Marr, whose presences linger and give me strength when I would falter.
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The Summer King knelt before her. (Prologue)
"Four-ball, side pocket." Aislinn pushed the cue forwards with a short, quick thrust; the ball dropped into the pocket with a satisfying clack. (Chapter 1)
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"Please let it be I'm looking for," he whispered to the scepter of the Winter Queen clutched in his hand and hoped - a brief moment of optimism. But then the ice is bored into them, spread out like shards of glass in her veins. "Keenan," she cried. She stumbled toward him, but he walked away, no longer lit, it did not look at it anymore. Then it was a wolf allein. Nur keeping her company while she waiting to tell the next girl, how stupid it was to love him, trust him.
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The clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in this cool, urban 21st century faery tale. Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world, and would blind her if they knew of her Sight. 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 and 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! Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working any more, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:52 -0400)

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Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

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