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Wicked Lovely
Wicked Lovely Series, Book 1
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Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black won't be able to resist the world of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling series, full of faerie intrigue, mortal love, and courtly betrayal.Rule #3: Don't...
Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black won't be able to resist the world of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling series, full of faerie intrigue, mortal love, and courtly betrayal.Rule #3: Don't...
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  • Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black won't be able to resist the world of Melissa Marr's #1 New York Times bestselling series, full of faerie intrigue, mortal love, and courtly betrayal.

    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.

    This ebook includes the full text of Wicked Lovely plus the following bonus content:

  • "Cotton Candy Skies"—an exclusive short story set after the end of Radiant Shadows
  • A Wicked Lovely series sampler of excerpts from the other books in the bestselling series
  • An exclusive preview of Melissa Marr's first novel for adult audiences, Graveminder—a captivating story about the living, the dead, and a curse that binds them.

About the Author-

  • Melissa Marr is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not traveling, Melissa can be found in Phoenix or online at www.melissamarrbooks.com.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    Starred review from April 30, 2007
    First-time novelist Marr gives the oft-tried modern faerie story a fresh infusion of glamour, thanks to a likable pair of protagonists, a page-turning plot and an ample dose of sexual tension. Seventeen-year-old Aislinn has a secret; she sees fairies everywhere—working their mischief and doggedly following her for reasons she does not understand. “Even when she looked away, she heard them: laughing and squealing, gnashing teeth and beating wings.... They were out in droves now, freer somehow as evening fell, invading her space, ending any chance of the peace she’d sought.” One of them, the handsome Keenan, takes a particular interest in her. He is the Summer King, on a centuries-long quest for his queen, the one person who will be able to help him unseat his vicious mother, Beira, the Winter Queen. Keenan has chosen incorrectly over the years; the latest to accept his offer is Donia, who now lives in Beira’s icy thrall. Beira offers Donia a deal: prevent Keenan from finding his proper queen, and Beira will release her spell over her soul. Aislinn confides her secret to her friend Seth, whose steel-walled home (an abandoned train) protects her from the fey. As Keenan pursues Aislinn, convinced she is his true mate, secrets emerge about Aislinn’s family history and she wrestles with the decision to become the Summer Queen. Aislinn and Seth are a smart and compelling couple who must make tough choices throughout. Marr offers readers a fully imagined faery world that runs alongside an everyday world, which even non-fantasy (or faerie) lovers will want to delve into. Ages 12-up.

  • School Library Journal

    July 1, 2007
    Gr 7 Up-Aislinn knows that fairies are real and that they aren't the small, cute, winged beings that most people imagine. She has inherited the gift of Sight from her mother's family, allowing her to see them. She lives by rules that have kept her safe from their notice. All of that changes when Keenan, the Summer King, chooses her as his queen, involving Aislinn in a 900-year power struggle between him and his mother, the Winter Queen. If Aislinn refuses him, summer will cease to exist, killing both mortals and fairies alike. If she accepts, she loses her humanity and ties to the mortal worldas if life as a teenager isn't hard enough when you're "normal." This story explores the themes of love, commitment, and what it really means to give of oneself for the greater good to save everyone else. It is the unusual combination of past legends and modern-day life that gives a unique twist to this "fairy" tale."June H. Keuhn, Corning East High School, NY"

    Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "A fully imagined faery world which even non-fantasy (or faerie) lovers will want to delve into." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "Enjoyably sultry." — Kirkus Reviews

    "Riveting and dark. I love this tale!" — Tamora Pierce

    "A debut that reads like the work of a seasoned pro." — Charles deLint

    "The unusual combination of past legends and modern-day life gives a unique twist to this "fairy" tale." — School Library Journal

    "Melissa Marr adds elegantly to the sub-genre of Urban Faery with this enticing, well-researched fantasy for teens." — Annette Curtis Klause

    "A modern-day fairy tale, wherein the girl saves herself. Many fantasy readers will find themselves happily at home here. — Library Journal

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