27 August 2010

WICKED LOVELY: Wicked Lovely Book One - Melissa Marr, narr Alyssa Bresnahan

From the back of the BOCD: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Don't speak to invisible faeries. And never, ever attract their attention. These are the three rules of survival for Aislinn, a teenage grl who possesses the seer's sight---a gift (or curse) that reveals to her the hordes of fey kind who mingle mischievously among mortals undetected.
But the old rules are breaking. Keenan, a powerful, radiantly beautiful faerie--both terrifying and alluring--has taken a special interest in Aislinn, haunting her footsteps everywhere she goes. Keenan is in fact the Summer King, and he's determined to make Aislinn his queen. Although she can't deny her feeling tempted, there are other things to consider. Namely the loss of her freedom and human life, and the deadly fates suffered by all othe other mortal girls Keenan tried to transform into his queen.
A dazzling 21st-century faerie tale, WICKED LOVELY is Melissa Marr's thrilling and enchanting debut novel. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan's mesmerizing performance is positively spellbinding.
I can highly recommend this lovely tale. It's a wonderfully written fantasy with good side versus bad, humans and faeries, good faeries and not so good. One cannot judge a book by its cover, the fae are lovely to look upon for the most part, but that doesn't make them lovely acting. Aislinn has been able to see the fae her whole life and has been told the rules of how to not get involved with them. Now she hasn't a choice in the matter since the fae Summer King think she is to be his queen. But Aislinn has been in love with Seth, the tattooed and pierced friend since forever.
And there's the wicked Winter Queen who is in the game....
This is a lush modern faerie tale and I cannot wait to listen to the rest of this series. I have INK EXCHANGE arriving next week from Recorded Books...YAY!
Five elegant fae beans.....

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