Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Inspection: Wicked Lovely

Plot Sketch: Aislinn has always seen fairies. The little buggers chased her when she was young, but she couldn't let them know that she saw them. Her family has always had the gift of Sight. Since Aislinn's mom died during childbirth, she lives with her grandmother. Her best friend, Seth, lives in a couple of old railroad cars transformed into a home. She likes it at Seth's because the fairies can't come in because of all of the steel. She's relatively happy until she's at the coffee shop and Keenan, a fairy, asks for her number. She gives him the cold shoulder and he starts to follow her. That's when Aislinn gets scared, and the story really gets interesting.

Verdict: I Heart It!! I think Wicked Lovely lived up to all of the hype. It was a great book, and I've already lent my copy out to a good friend with an avid recommendation. I started reading this during the read-a-thon, but finished it the next day. I thought the story was great and can't wait to read the companion novels, Ink Exchange and Fragile Eternity.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
I can't seem to remember or find out. But, it was in a city. Those of you who have read it, help me out here!

What is the main character's name?
Aislinn

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
Yes, I do.

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
1 day

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?
I got stuck at page 44 because I was falling asleep during the Read-a-Thon, beyond that, I didn't have any problems.

Is this a good read for Monster?
I can see some men liking this novel. They have to like fantasy though. I did recommend it to Monster.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
Nothing.

Does the author have a website?
Yes! http://www.melissa-marr.com/

Stats:

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: June 12, 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061214655

Acquire It:

Hardcover
Paperback

Notes:

  • Rath & Ruins, the Wicked Lovely forum is a fun place to check out.
  • The Wicked Lovely podcast hasn't been published in a few months, but is nonetheless quite interesting.
  • Extras are fun too. Look at the avatars and desktop wallpaper.
  • Publisher's Weekly did a great interview with Melissa Marr.
Check out other reviews of Wicked Lovely:


Have questions you'd like to see added to The Gauntlet? Email me.

4 comments:

Cinnamon said...

Fantastic! Love the inspection. I also was glad that the book lived up to the hype.

Jo said...

Great review! I absolutely love Wicked Lovely, it's such a great story! Can't wait til Fragile Eternity to come out in the UK next month!

I have linked to your review from mine! :)

I Heart Monster said...

Thank you for the link! I added a link back to you in my post :o) You rock!

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I love Melissa Marr! She is amazing!