Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Okay, all you fans of TWILIGHT, I searched high and low for something that would even come close to satisfying your uncontrollable passion for slightly supernatural romance and excitement with an edge. I believe I may have found something here.

Aislinn is a normal girl in a small eastern town. She has been plagued her whole life by the unwelcome ability to see faeries. These are not Walt Disney's tiny happy faeries. These are not Shakespeares mischievous lovelorn faeries. These are troublesome often times cruel creatures that live side by side with the unaware humans. They are not to be trifled with.

Aislinn is drawn into a war between the different courts of fey. And here I am making this sound like boring fantasy Dungeons and Dragons stuff. No offense if that is your thing - but this book is firmly planted in our world, there are high school classes, night clubs, hot guys with facial piercings and abandoned railroad cars. (Okay, so maybe that isn't exactly my world, but you get that there is realism here...)

I went to Melissa Marr's website and found a lot of interesting stuff. There is already another parallel book to WICKED LOVELY in the works, which makes me incredibly happy. There is a great review by a teen reader at Book Divas that makes this book sound way more interesting than I apparently can. Give WICKED LOVELY a read. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!