Monday, June 9, 2008

I was soooo wrong.

I've been avoiding this book: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr because it is about Fairies. I'm on page 18 and it seems like it will be sooo good and I will probably make you all read it.

"Melissa Marr adds elegantly to the sub-genre of Urban Faery with this enticing, well-researched fantasy for teens. Wicked Lovely takes place in modern-day Huntsdale, a small city south of Pittsburgh whose name evokes the Wild Hunt of mythology. High school junior Aislinn and her grandmother have followed strict rules all their lives to hide their ability to see faeries because faeries don't like it when mortals can see them, and faeries can be very cruel. Only the strongest faeries can withstand iron, however, so Aislinn prefers the city with its steel girders and bridges. She takes refuge with Seth, her would-be lover, who lives in a set of old train carriages.

But now Aislinn is being stalked by two of the faeries who are able to take on human form and are not deterred by steel. What do they want from her?

One is Keenan, the Summer King, who has been looking for his Queen for nine centuries, bound by the rules and rituals that govern his quest. The other is Donia, a victim of those rules, consigned to the role of Winter Girl when she failed Keenan's test, yet still in love with him. Certain that Aislinn is the woman he must marry, Keenan shows up as a charismatic new student at her high school, unaware that she sees his true form. He's determined to court her and is puzzled by her rebuffs. Suddenly, none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe is working anymore, but things aren't going as Keenan expects either. Both will have to change, make startling compromises and enlist surprising allies if they want to break free from the wicked game that has ensnared them."

8 enjoyed the bouquet.:

Erin said... Another one for the reading list. I think you should run my library blog for a while, Alison. This sounds awesome.

alison said...

Quote from page 18:
"Heartbeat calm now, Aislinn lifted her hand to knock.
Before she could, the door swung open, and Seth stood in the doorway, grinning. The streetlights made him look a bit intimidating, illuminating th ebars in his eyebrows and the ring in his lower lip. His blue-black hair fell over his face when eh moved, like tiny arrows pointing to pronounced cheekbones. "Starting to think you were going to bail on me."
"Didn't know you were expecting me," she said in what she hoped was a casual voice.
(in italics) He gets sexier every day.
"Not expecting, but hoping. Always hoping." He rubbed his arms, mostly bare under the sleeves of a black T-shirt. He wasn't bulky, but his arms--and the rest of him--had obvious definition. He lifted one eyebrow and asked, "You going to come in or stand there?"

Erin said...

agggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!! ok, it's next on my list.

heatheryruth said...

ooo! Sounds good!! I might have to go and pick that one up!!

Jes said...

ohhh, I might have to get it tmrw!

alison said...

Loved it!

alison said...

I forced myself to go to the library to check out her other book --ink exchange, not a sequel but about same people/places... I hate the library. I imagine all the books are covered in puke and snot and semen. Yuck. And me fresh out of wipes.
anyway, I will let you know how it turns out.

Anonymous said...

yeah. totally read Wicked Lovely. its a great book. and if your up for it read James Patterson's Maximum Ride series.