Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wicked Lovely is Charming Fun

I picked up WICKED LOVELY as a result of one thing—the title. It is, in my opinion, one of the best titles I’ve ever seen, right up there with A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY and WILDWOOD DANCING. It puts it in the elite collection of books I plucked off the shelf with absolutely no thought of plot or characters or genre.

Fortunately, the rest of the book did not disappoint. Marr creates a believable world full of vivid creatures, re-exploring the fey in an entirely fresh way. Her characters are highly engaging, particularly Aislinn, Seth, and Keenan. Aislinn and Seth both live in a world far outside the high school norm and neither are clinging desperately at the fringes of society—they’re happy to be different, which is a refreshing change from clique books. (Although, to be fair, Aislinn does seem to resent her Faery Sight.)

WICKED LOVELY is sure to charm readers—I know I’ll be looking forward to INK EXCHANGE!


Melissa Marr said...

Thank you for your kind words.

Anonymous said...

yes i have been wanting to read wicked lovely except i havent gotten around to the bookstore with my giftcard! any other books to recommend that are a bit like this one?