Faerie stories have always been among my die-hard favorites, and since I'm about to start Ink Exchange I thought I'd revisit Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and the love triangle that is Seth, Keenan, and Aislinn (pronounced ASH-ling, I realized too late in the book!).
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Did anyone else LOVE the descriptions of Faeries? Ms. Marr did a superb job of presenting Faeries in a completely believable way, yet keeping the story firmly set in our contemporary world. I gobbled up all the fairie folklore and how it played into the story. She didn't make Faeries talk in some antiquated way, and if you think about it, most of the myths and legends surrounding fey folk were "contemporary" when they were first passed down... so I really appreciated the fact that Ms. Marr kept the same rules (regarding iron, for example) and yet portrayed Faeries as how they have adapted and changed with our world, just like humans have.
And now, the love story, always my favorite part of ANY book. Ms. Marr kept me guessing until the very end. Will Aislinn choose edgy yet caring Seth, normal boy who desperately loves her? Or glowing, golden Summer King Keenan, the Faerie who has never known real love, not even from his own mother? It's rare for an author to succeed in making me fall for two heros at once, and I almost turned to the end of the story to see who she ended up with just so I could relax about it already (I said I almost turned to the end. Apparently this kind of sacrilege is a terrible disrespect!).
I'm excited to start Ink Exchange, the next in series even though it apparently isn't exactly a sequel (Fragile Eternity is the true sequel but I haven't gotten it yet).
Have a great weekend, and happy reading!