Thursday, December 4, 2008
Retelling of: Snow Queen
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
This debut novel is a modern day fairy tale set in Huntsdale, Pittsburgh. High school junior, Aislinn and her grandmother both have the ability to see fairies, but hide their secret from other mortals and fairies alike, attempting to ward off unwanted attentions. The city, abundant with steel and iron, provides a perfect refuge for Aislinn because only the strongest of fairies can withstand the effects of iron. Yet, two fairies are stalking Aislinn in the city and are not deterred from the iron, because the Fairy King has set his sights on Aislinn and plans to make her his wife. The last unlucky girl to receive his attentions failed to pass the test and was sentenced to forever serve his mother, the evil Winter Queen. Will Aislinn be able to thwart the Winter Queen? More importantly, will she be able to choose between two guys, the mysterious tattooed outsider or the beautiful, ethereal fairy? You'll have to read the book to find out..
Other books by Melissa Marr include:
Ink Exchange is a companion novel to Wicked Lovely and focuses on Aislinn's friend, Leslie's, story. Leslie' world is being torn apart because of the decisions being made by her drug-dealer brother and drunken father, and so Leslie seeks to take charge of herself by getting a tattoo. She is drawn to the image of wings and a pair of eyes, but that symbol is more than it seems. By placing the mark upon her skin, Leslie unknowingly creates a connection between herself and the Dark Court of the fairy realm.
Fragile Eternity is the sequel to Wicked Lovely set to be released on April 19, 2009. Mark your calenders!
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