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Looking for YA romance? Try 'Wicked Lovely' by Melissa Marr

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"Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr

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In "Wicked Lovely," by Melissa Marr, Aislinn finds herself being courted by her own personal nightmare: a faery. As someone gifted with the Sight, Aislinn has always been able to see the fay, and has worked hard to make sure they never took notice of her. Content to be ignored by them, she is forced into an unwanted adventure when the king of faeries sets his sights on her, desiring her as his Summer Queen.

Aislinn is kind of a weak heroine. She is the sort of character that is considered by everyone else to be special and brave, but to the reader seems a kind of whiney. Certainly she is having a tough time of it, but she does not rise to the challenge with aplomb like the brilliant female heroines of other YA fiction (see "Graceling"). The interesting characters in the book are actually the Summer King Keenan and his previous love. They both carry the weight of a conflicted history, which gives them greater dimensionality.

The plot is a bit stop and start in terms of action. There are some really exciting scenes, but then long periods that drag without adding much to the story. The invisible faery world is a darkly fascinating idea though, and the chemistry between Aislinn and her best friend Seth is pretty top notch. Overall, readers looking for hot romantic moments and sexy faeries should read this book, but if guilty pleasures don't seem appealing, don't bother.

Plot: Three
Characters: Three
Writing: Two and a half
Addictiveness: Three

Overall rating ~ Three

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