Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
kindle book purchased from Amazon.com
Description from Goodreads:
All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.

My Take:
I really wanted to like this book, and there were some things that I actually did like. For instance, the cover is just so beautiful! It definitely gets major points for great cover art! I liked the premise of the story as well, but I didn't think it actually delivered what was promised. At least for me. I know several readers/bloggers who just loved this book.  I felt that it was just okay. I also think that I am not the target audience and that played a role in my opinion.  I just didn't care all that much what happened to any of the characters through most of the book. I tried, I just couldn't.  But I have to admit that towards the end, I got more caught up in the story line.  I thought the descriptions were just a bit bland and I didn't really like or dislike most of the characters.  Now, having said all that, I did finish the book -- I didn't just give up on it. So, I think that if you like faeries and that world, you might give it a try.

I do think that Tyger,Tyger  and The Iron King both did a better job of building the faerie world and making it believable and both had much more exciting story lines.

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