Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality)) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Published by Harper Teen on May 1, 2008

Goodreads Summary:

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? 

My thoughts: Hm, truthfully, I could take it or leave it. I started it about three weeks ago and I had to force myself to finish it last night, when I was about 3/4 done. I wanted to love this book. Honestly. But the book just didn't cut if for me. I felt like the book was predictable--I figured out what was going to happen a few chapters in and the chapters between didn't change that outcome.

There is a great twist in the end that was a redeeming factor. I will eventually pick up the the second book in the series because of that aspect of the book. I also think the series has great world-building potential, but  there wasn't enough of a good plot to grab my attention.

Maybe I read this too soon after The Iron Fey series? Haughty prince? Chosen princess? Rings a bell :)


  1. So sad that you didn't like this book much. I LOVED it! Actually, the Wicked Lovely series is probably my favorite fairy series out there right now. There are definitely some connections to The Iron Fey, although I'm pretty sure Wicked Lovely was released first...idk...

    You should try the second one. It was my favorite in the series. :)

  2. Sorry you didn't like it much! I loved it when I read it- and I think it was released several years before the Iron Fey series. I think if you read this book when it came out it was much better b/c there weren't that many faerie books on the market back then (I say back then, it was four years ago haha) so it was a bit new and different. But now with all the other awesome faerie books out there it's probably not quite as good.

    Like PM said the second book is definitely the best of the series; I'd give that a go!!

  3. Oh no =(. This is sitting on my nightstand! It is the next book I was planning to pick up! I keep looking at it longingly and wanting the rest of the series to have waiting so I can dive right in.

    Do you think you will continue reading and finish the series, or has the first book deterred you from it?

  4. Exactly how I felt lady! Ink Exchange is fabulous though!