Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Apr 6, 2010

Melissa MarrImagine if you’ve spent your whole life seeing, but pretending not to see, an entire race of creatures no one else knows about. Well, that’s the predicament that faces a high school girl being raised by her grandmother. Aislinn, like her mother and grandmother possesses “the sight”. The ability to see the fairy realm and all of its creatures that walk amongst the mortals of the world. In order to stay safe, Aislinn has been raised to obey 3 rules: 1) don’t ever attract their attention; 2) don’t speak to invisible fairies; 3) don’t stare at invisible fairies. Until recently, the rules have been sacred and Aislinn has never considered breaking them, but events are happening (like a fairy king taking express interest in her) that are making her question whether she should take a chance and let the fairies know she can see them. Melissa Marr has written the first of a new series of books that explores the fairy realm as both good and evil and is reminiscent (though not as explicit) of the adult fiction Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

Reviewed by Library Staff