Monday, April 23, 2012

Wicked Lovely, by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely
Written by Melissa Marr
"I like to read the ending first." -- Aislinn

Wicked Lovely is the first book in a series of modern faerie tales, written by Melissa Marr, which takes an old fey tradition and turns it into something with a more modern vibe.  I think what I enjoyed most about this story were the concepts of the game that is being played, and the unalterable roles of the pawns stuck in the game. 

The main character, Aislinn, suddenly finds herself as a player in this game, against opponents who are invisible to almost everyone.  Aislinn realizes that the rules she's followed all her life, the ones that are supposed to keep her from being noticed by the fae, aren't going to work this time.  She begins to discover that in addition to wit and cunning, if she wants to win this game, she'll have to learn to think outside the box. 

There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing throughout this tale.  As in all faerie games, it is how the game plays out, not only the winner, which holds the most interest.   Melissa Marr gives a unique voice to an all new faerie tale that I couldn't put down.     

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