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Wicked Lovely

By: Melissa Marr
Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
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Publisher's Summary

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost - regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly, none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st-century faery tale.

©2007 Melissa Marr (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"A fully imagined faery world which even non-fantasy (or faerie) lovers will want to delve into." ( Publishers Weekly)
"The fantasy of being pursued by two young men is alluring in itself, but when one is a pierced and tattooed sexy outsider and the other is a blindingly beautiful King of Faery, how much better can it get?" ( The Washington Post's Book World)

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Spit out the gum!

Good story and I really wish the narrator could have, at least, done a passing job at telling it. If you can get past the smacking of the gum and sucking sounds, you might get through this book.

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Good story - for younger people.

The best feature of this book is that it's far less predictable than you'd think. The story is good, but I found it to be slightly too teenage angsty/ fairy tale-like for an old fart like me.

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Well, I certainly liked it!

I am an adult who listened to this book to preview it for my pre-teen daughter. Now we're both going to read/listen to the whole series.

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Wonderful!

I found this really entertaining and I fell in love with the main characters Aislinn and her love Seth. Just a refreshing twist on the world of Fey.

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WONDERFUL

This series is awesome, each book is a treat, hard to not listen to it ALL THE TIME! You will love it.

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I love this book, not the narrator

The Wicked Lovely series is one of my favourites because of the way that the fae are described. The story is fun and interesting, with bits of fae lore tied in that make the imagination work hard. The narrator was a bit...pretentious sounding to me. I don't know how to describe it really. Her voice didn't fit well with the subject matter and I found myself focusing more on her voice than the story.

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Good take

I always thought as fairy's as creatures at the bottom of your garden,but in this wicked offering the world of fairy is anything but sweet and gentle in fact these mischief's and some times cruel foke make our heroins life a misery . I found this refreshing and quietly strong in it's narrative,something of which I found quit likeable I never thought I'd like a book about fairy's but I did and this led me to other novels that I have also enjoyed so,for a good heroin who finds her true self and a bunch of pissed of far foke I say go crazy.

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Brilliant

This book was GREAT! The narrator was great, the storyline was awesome, and it had some twists you don't see coming. You couldn't help but love the heroine. She is strong, clever, and doesn't let anyone push her around. Her characters were very believable and were more real because of their flaws. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Fun

Marr is great. She's a wonderful storyteller and a good author. Her characters- despite the fantasy world- are real and compelling. Neither of the male leads is my type, but even so I found myself rooting for one of them. The narrative is also quite good, and I always love a strong female lead. This one is especially good, because she explores the contradictory ideas of fate and volition and tries to reconcile them.

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I didn’t love it

The story itself was fine. It felt a bit rushed toward the end, so I didn’t feel as satisfied as I loved.
The narrator’s voice is fine, but not fitting to the main character in my opinion. She sounds more regal than a modern day teenager should.
I’m going to try reading it to see if that makes it better.

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  • 01-06-10

Just Wicked

This was a lovely book to listen to the narrator did a very good job and I found her voice very easy on the ears. The story centres around Aislinn (Ash) who has seen fairies all her life, no-one else can, and until recently the fairies have taken very little interest in her until they seem to be stalking her. The book I thought was very original and even though is aimed for the teen market (I have a teen daughter myself) I found that it really appealed to me - it is after all a love story with good strong characters.

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  • Nadia
  • 11-12-09

Perfect Modern Fairytale

Wicked Lovely really does have it all; an engaging style, strong characters and combines the traditional fairytale beautifully with modern teenage life. Fresh, original and wonderfully narrated.

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  • Kirsty
  • 11-17-08

Couldn't put it down!

What more could you ask for - teenage angst, passion, love and Fairies.I have started the second book already and hope Audible provides the third in the series pretty smartish as I am now totally addicted!! Well written and narrated would definately recomend.

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  • Sally
  • 03-08-10

A Modern Fairytale

Light and dark, winter and summer, mortals and faeries. This is an enticing novel that has taken the traditional fairytale and made it into a modern love triangle that encaptures the heart and makes the reader/listener yearn for more. The book is well written and the narrator was easy to listen to and adapted her style to each character. Looking forward to reading the sequel to find out what happens next to all the characters and see if love will conquer all?