|Published June 12th 2007 by HarperTeen|
I'm a backwards Melissa Marr fan. I recently read her first adult novel Graveminder and really enjoyed it so I decided to go back and try out her Wicked Lovely Series (also being a fan a fairy books I hoped to try a new one) Wicked Lovely was NOT what I expected. It was a lot more thought provoking. Marr gives her characters more choices and less predictable outcomes then some other YA urban fantasy writers. While she is telling a story in which the lead character has very little choice in what is happening to her, she very strongly points out the importance of free will and choice. She doesn't allow her characters to simply fall into the expected patterns we see in many other similar books. This book is called a romance, but I wouldn't actually classify it as a romance. It's a little grey on who is supposed to be the hero (we get Keenan's POV but never Seth's and Seth is much more a hero type in this book) even the heroine is a grey area. Aislinn is clearly the lead character of the book but Donia gets almost as much time (and was at least as interesting if not more so) and you would really have to stretch to call the ending a Happily Ever After.
If you read this book looking for a great romance you will be disappointed, but if you want an good read with an interesting fairy mythology you'll really enjoy Wicked Lovely.
|An interesting fairy story|
|some romance, some discussion of sex|