by Melissa Marr
Review by Gayle Surrette
HarperTeen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061214684
Date: 01 May 2008 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Set in the world of Wicked Lovely, Leslie is a friend of Aislinn, the new Summer Queen, however, she knows nothing of Aislinn's new responsibilities, fairies, or courts. Aislinn has kept it all a secret from her school friends. But, Leslie has secrets of her own--her brother sold her for drugs, her father is a drunk, her job is not for spending money it's to pay the household bills. Leslie life is all about survival and control. She desperately wants control of her life and to never feel fear or shame again. Her first step is to get a tat. The artist is one she's been watching but she doesn't know that the tat will do more than decorate her flesh, and when she learns the truth it may be too late. From official release/information:
From publisher's website: Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of the world of faeries, or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she craves for her own life. The tattoo does bring changes—sinister, compelling changes that bind Leslie to the ruler of the faeries' Dark Court. Slowly, she learns of an ominous power struggle unfolding in a world of shadow and darkness, a world into which she drawn, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. Melissa Marr continues her tales of Faerie in a dark, ravishing story of temptation and consequences, and of heroism when least expected.