Books Completed: 42
Completion Date: February, 2009
Publication Date: May 31, 2007
Reason for Reading: New Author Challenge.
Okay, I am a bit late to the club, but I don't think words can express my delight with this book! I was a little unsure when I first started it, but once I got reading I was hooked! And, well, I read this book in a day! I loved it! I read a lot of fantasy, but not many about fairies. So, it was almost like I was stepping out of my comfort zone (although, I love O.R. Melling and she writes about fairies). So, the point? I was captivated by this book! I regret that I took it out of the library, I am probably going to have to end up buying it, because I am going to want to read it again one of these days. I already have book two requested from the library and then book three is due out in April. I have to say that I am doing really good with my reading this year. I have discovered a lot of great new authors this year! And, it is only February!
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.
Anyway, unfortunately I am really far behind in my reviews, so even though I loved the book, it is not as fresh in my head as I would like it to be. I said that in the beginning I was worried that I wasn't going to like this book. It is mainly because I was worried it was going to be really predictable. I was happy to discover that Marr tries to be unconventional, and it made the story seem fresh as a result. I loved the characters. Aislinn is essentially the main character. She has been able to see fairies her entire life, just like her mother and grandmother. This makes living in the 'regular' world difficult because she has to pretend that she cannot see all that is going on around her. Her grandmother has rules and Aislinn has always tried to follow the rules. Then, she catches the attention of Keenan, and he turns her world upside down! In the beginning, I didn't think I was going to like him, but he is actually a great character. You just have to get to know him a bit first.
Suddenly Aislinn is breaking all the rules. Keenan wants something big from Aislinn, and she seems powerless to say no. In the 'real' world, she is just coming to terms with a relationship with a human. His name is Seth, and I think he is probably my favourite character in the book. He has a great personality! Set in modern times, this book is full of the conventional and the unconventional. Marr takes what we 'know' about fairies and twists it around, which makes for wonderful story-telling. I strongly recommend this book! I hope that the next book is just as good. Also, isn't the cover wonderful? I really like it!