Title: Wicked Lovely
Author: Melissa Marr
Age Group: Teen
Series: Wicked Lovely, book one
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
The bottom line: This book is beautiful. Fairy stories are a dime a dozen these days, but this one is a true gem to me.
Wicked Lovely begins with Aislinn Foy, a seemingly normal teenage girl. But there's a serious catch. You know how fairies are normally invisible? Well, this girl, unfortunately for her, can see the Fair Folk. Aislinn has always followed the rules, the most important of which is to not attract attention, because in most stories, if the fey like you, they don't leave you alone. Enter Keenan, a mysterious, beautiful young man--a fey. Keenan has roamed the earth for nearly nine centuries, searching for his Summer Queen, so his powers will be unbound and he can save the Summer Court. Only thing is, Aislinn is the only girl in centuries who has rejected Keenan's advances.
With his appearance, and with the appearances of several other fairies, Aislinn's life changes forever, and she is propelled into a world of mysterious fairy politics, a pawn in a game that has gone on for centuries. I would recommend this to anyone who is somewhat reluctant to enter the world of the fey, as they're constant and swiftly becoming the new Twilight these days. I loved this novel, the writing simplistic and beautiful.