Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing 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 desperately craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .(courtesy of Amazon)
Book 2 in the Wicked Lovely series
So Marr does it again - bringing in more of the 'controversial' aspects of young adults (tattoos, piercings-which by the way I have and support) but I still love that she's keeping it real. I love how much she researched her writing. And I LOVE the artwork for the tattoo. Ok, so let's talk about the book...
Leslie's trials couldn't possibly be harder for her to overcome. When she wants change, she never knew this would be her outcome. The darkness that is the Dark Court. Amazing where it pulls the situation with Irial and twists the plot. And could Marr be any more real in her story? Oh yea, what an interesting inference she brings into this book with a special relationship Irial has...Marr CONGRATS on the chances you've taken and how well you've done them!!!
KUDOS, BRAVO - TOAST to you. Will Leslie ever be free of the darkness? Who will be there when she needs someone?