Author: Melissa Marr
All teenagers have problems, but few of them can match those of Aislinn, who has the power to see faeries. Quite understandably, she wishes that she could share her friends' obliviousness and tries hard to avoid these invisible intruders. But one faery in particular refuses to leave her alone. Keenan the Summer King is convinced beyond all reasoning that Aislinn is the queen he has been seeking for nine centuries. What's a 21st-century girl to do when she's stalked by a suitor nobody else can see? A debut fantasy romance for the ages; superlative summer read.
I thought it was nice when I first bought the book but now the cover makes sense after I read it. The frozen flower was perfect
I was pleasantly surprised by Melissa Marr's fairy world. I felt the title of the this books was perfect for the content. It really was a wicked world in a sense but lovely too (i know pretty corny!)**Some SPOILERS beware**
One of the thing that I loved about this book was that the world was simply drawn for me. There wasn't an overload of fairy knowledge that I needed to know or a whole bunch of creatures being thrown at me. I mean the rules were spelled out in the back of the cover. All you need to know if you wanted to be safe from the fairies you need to be near iron or steel pretty simple.
I liked how the author made this world kind of believable. Fairies playing tricks on you and them being invisible. I like how the Summer/Winter King/Queen controlled the seasons. I literally caught myself saying to myself I will only read this chapter and then go to sleep. It wasn't one of those crazy page turner books; but it was very interesting and kept me up for the night.
I really enjoyed the characters. Don was such an amazing character; I felt so bad that she had to endure so much pain just for risking a chance in for ever with Keenen. (How very romantic of her). I could really tell she was a strong character and was good. even though at times I thought she was going to go along with Biera plans she would always choose otherwise. Her & Keenen's love was very tragic.
I felt bad for Keenen as well because I had this feeling while reading the book that he still loved Don even though he was pursuing Aislinn and all those summer girls in the past. Even though Aislinn shot him down various time he still tried over and over because he knew it was his onlt chance for freedom
Aislinn is one tough girl. at times I felt she was going to have psychotic attack. I mean the anger that resonated within her sometimes was crazy but I guess it's understandable if you had to live your whole making pretend you didn't see in fear of dying. Im glad she was able to make the best choice out of a bad situation. As for Seth he was nice in all but a little bit too perfect. I mean he was okay with everything. I guess I was a little turned off by the piercings on his belly button and everywhere else. But thanks to Seth, he really was Aislinn's anchor.
I'm glad Aislinn got to keep Seth even as Summer Queen and Don turned into the Winter Queen and has a possibility having her love affair with Keenen. Overall it wasn't a bad book. I really was expecting more of a paranormal romance and I don't think it really was because I didn't fall in love. I really enjoyed the book but it wasn't one of those books that you get so involved with the characters that you just have to rave about the book. But it definitely was good book!
3 1/2 STARS