Monday, 2 August 2010

Review: Wicked Lovely

Rule 3: NEVER STARE AT INVISIBLE FAERIES. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the mortal world.

Rule 2: NEVER SPEAK TO INVISIBLE FAERIES. One of them, a beautiful faery boy named Keenan, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule 1: DON'T EVER ATTRACT THEIR ATTENTION. Now it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King and is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost. Without her, summer itself will perish.

I've heard a lot of good things about this series. I bought this book about a year ago and have only just got around to reading it. I also loved the cover. Onwards to the review...

I really wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I think I've only read one other book about faeries. The beginning confused me. There were quite a few characters (Seth, Aislinn, Donia, Grams, Keenan, Beira) and I had trouble working out who was who and how they related. However, as the book progressed, everything fell in to place and it all made sense.

My favourite character was Aislinn. She is a fiery person with a good heart. Aislinn has lived by certain rules all her life and not been adversely affected them. She also has the Sight which is a gift that runs in her family.

Seth is a caring individual but I felt like I didn't know enough about him. He was just, well, too perfect. Keenan is a character I could truly hate. I know he has to do certain things, but if I were Aislinn or one of the Summer Girls, I would not be able to forgive him.

The book centres around one main plot and as such I found it made slow reading. I could put the book down very easily.

Overall, I found Wicked Lovely to be an average book. It was readable but my interest never particularly peaked at any point in the story. I own the series so I may continue, I just hope it improves.

And I have one question for anyone who has read this book: why is it called wicked lovely?