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Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Cover Artist: Photo: Mark Tucker
Review by Gayle Surrette
HarperTeen Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061214677
Date: 01 May 2008 List Price $8.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

[Note: This review originally ran in our September 2007 issue.]

Aislinn's mantra is focus and control. She can see the fey, but they must never know. Gram has taught her to ignore what she sees, to act normally when things are happening around her. and to never, under any circumstance, get their attention. But suddenly, faeries are everywhere, even places were they shouldn't be, and they're all watching her. Somehow, she's garnered their attention and she doesn't want it.

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

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in 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.

(Source: HarperTeen)

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