Friday Favorite: Wicked Lovely

This post was also published as an assignment on my website for my online journalism class.

Friday Favorites is a weekly post where I share favorite books or series of mine that I’ve previously read. Hopefully they’ll become favorites of yours too!

Wicked Lovely was one of the first young adult novels I read, and it holds a special place in my heart as being one of the first series that really had me hooked. This novel, the first one in the series, is my favorite one out of the five novels, and I re-read it all the time. Melissa Marr, the author, wrote a stunning urban-faerie novel that readers of fantasy and supernatural will love. The story takes on a new twist to the typical faerie story and mythology, and sets it in a complex and compelling setting.

I though Aislinn was a strong main character, and all the supporting characters played vital roles in this story that combines past legends and mythology with the modern-day. The story is unique, riveting, and sometimes dark. Throw in complicating pasts, life-altering decisions and relationship dramas, and you’ve got a story that you need to check out.

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Photo by Sabrina Scarpino/SAIT Polytechnic)

Here’s a synopsis from Indigo/Chapters. Be sure to check out Melissa Marr’s website for more information.

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.

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