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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))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.(courtesy of Amazon)

I picked up this book with no pre-knowledge of the series, it just sounded and looked good!  Well, I was not disappointed.  Once again, I say - Young Adult has been and needs to be REDEFINED!  While young adult and our lead is in high school, I actually felt that she was an adult and didn’t feel like it was “twilightesque”. I enjoyed twilight, but as an author in a very busy genre, I was thrilled Marr set her bar way above and gave this book her own style.  

The story base starts out strong and is riveting all the way to the last page. 
Marr’s writing style is amazingly, effortless to read.  Instantly you are in the world with the characters because she has made it so life like.  Giving our ‘teens’ real issues many of them deal with every day.  Adding the historical ‘fae’ to modern times can be a delicate action, Marr masters it.  I couldn't wait to get the rest in the series as soon as I turned the last page.  

Emotions and suspense at the best.  Aislinn could never have expected to choose this path for her life.  How can the story unfold, the action and magic of it all.  I love the extreme's the characters have - Seth and piercings - HELL YEAH! But then, those are the things that I'm thrilled Marr put into her writing.  Give it the real twist a good book needs!  Oh Keenan - what will happen as it goes on??

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