Thursday, January 18, 2018

Where Is Your Bookmark? (A Peek into Wicked Lovely)

I am about to enter the final climactic chapter of Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely, and so am in a bit of a rush to put this post together and publish it tonight (please don't let there be a cliffhanger!). I expect to finish the book before I drift off to sleep tonight. That is the plan anyway. We'll see if my eyes cooperate. 

Wicked Lovely is this month's TBR List poll winner, so many of you may already know what it is about. Just in case: 

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in the 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. 
Faery intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning twenty-first-century faery tale. [Goodreads Summary]

A weekly meme where readers share the first sentence of the book they are reading and say what they think. Hosted by the wonderful Gillion Dumas of Rose City Reader.

The Summer King knelt before her. "Is this what you freely choose, to risk winter's chill?"

My thoughts: This is the opening of the prologue, starting with a scene in the past that will set the stage for what is to come. With that opening question, I wanted to know too--what would the answer be?


A weekly meme in which readers share a random sentence or two from page 56 or 56% of the book they are reading. Hosted by the wonderful Freda of Freda's Voice.

She clenched her hands so tightly that icicles formed on the tips of her fingernails. Now comes the hard part.  [56%]


My thoughts: I am well past this point now, and while this is just a couple sentences from the scene--and not even the part that really reveals anything--it is one of the more telling scenes in the novel. I like the image this particular tidbit forms in my mind though, and couldn't resist sharing.


What do you think? Does this sound like something you would be interested in reading? 


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59 comments:

  1. I've seen this series before but haven't read any of the books.

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    1. Anne - I've had this one on my shelf for awhile now so am glad I finally got to it. Thanks for visiting, Anne!

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  2. Its been so long (years) since I first read Wicked Lovely. I think I enjoyed it but don't really remember much about it now.

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    1. Breana - It took me a while to finally get to it, but I am glad I did. I don't know when I will get to the next book, but it's tempting me . . . Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I get the impression the person isn't use to cold, cold winters.

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    1. Topazshell - Unfortunately for her, she knows the cold all too well. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  4. I think this book has a really lovely cover. That being said, for some reason, I've never been attracted to books featuring the fae. I like vampires, ghosts, witches...but...

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    1. Kay - I like the cover quite a bit too. I wasn't always interested in the fae, but they've grown on me over the years. Thanks for stopping by, Kay!

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  5. The first line sound so familiar that I feel I've read this but I just can't remember if I have :p

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    1. Eustacia - It is an older book, so you may have read it. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I hope you managed to stay awake until the end! I don't often read fantasy but this one does appeal to me.

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    1. Margaret - I was able to stay awake to finish, thank you. It was such a tense moment in the novel, I didn't want to have to put it off any longer. Thank you for visiting!

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  7. Great excerpts. Now I'm more curious than ever about these books.

    My Friday 56 from Look For Her

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    1. Laura - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading more in the series. I enjoyed this first one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I like the sound of this one and the cover is gorgeous! I haven't read any books like this and I'm really intrigued by the fairies in this one. I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on the book once you've finished!

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    1. Katherine - The magic is strong in this one, but it's also very much a YA romance. I liked it quite a bit in the end. If you decide to read it, I hope you will like it! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. This sounds familiar. I have it on my Kindle but it is marked unread. I'll have to give it a try. I'm spotlighting Year One by Nora Roberts. Happy reading!

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    1. Kathy - I hope you like it when you get to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I love it when a book captivates me like that!

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    1. Kathy - I do too! I even dreamed about this one a couple nights in a row. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Now I am definitely curious, even though this book is not my usual read. Thanks for sharing. I hope your eyes cooperated and you were able to finish.

    Here's mine: “PROMISE NOT TO TELL”

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    1. Laurel-Rain - My eyes did stay open, although it was a bit of an effort. :-) I enjoyed this one in the end. Thanks for visiting, Laurel-Rain.

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  12. Love the cover art on this one. It's not my typical read, but it has grabbed my attention. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the weekend.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-friday-56-january-19.html

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    1. Cheryl - It had been sitting on my TBR shelf awhile, so it was time. :-) I enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting!

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  13. I loved Wicked Lovely and am so excited to read your thoughts. I’m a big fan of the fae, as long as they are represented properly, as in WL. I want to go back and read it again. Wish this had been a big movie franchise instead of some other ones (which will remain nameless) that I can think of.

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    1. Nicole - I really enjoyed it. I am glad it didn't have a cliffhanger at the end. LOL I can see it making a good movie--if done right. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. That cover is beautiful! I want to read this one! :-) Happy weekend!

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    1. Freda - I love the cover too! I hope you have a happy weekend as well!

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  15. I love faeries! This sounds like something I would love to read! Adding to my TBR...thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Jo-Ann - I hope you enjoy it if you read it! I enjoyed it quite a bit. :-) Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

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  16. Ah, I didn't know it was a faerie book! It's intriguing andm, of course, brings to mind "Frozen" and "The Huntsman: Winter's War" with all those wonderful ice affects and how it changes those worlds.

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    1. Donna Marie - I really liked the play between summer and winter in this novel. I'll be curious to know which direction the author goes with the next one. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Nina - I am so glad I finally started it! Thanks for visiting!

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  18. I voted for this book in your poll so I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it once you've finished.

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    1. Suzanne - I need to find time to write my review--I liked it though. :-) Thanks for voting for it! And thank you for visiting!

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  19. I think it's great that you are invested in the outcome of the book like this-- it's wonderful to find a title that calls to us to pick it back up asap :) I haven't read this author but I love the cover and the blurb. Going on my list of books to look for at the library.

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    1. Kari - I love it when a book grabs hold of me like this one did and doesn't let go. It was hard to stop reading to post this post. Haha! Thanks for visiting, Kari!

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  20. Thanks for sharing the opening on Book Beginnings. I don't often get time to comment or drop by, but I appreciate everyone's participation!

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    1. Gilion - Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings! I know how busy you are and with so many participants, it would be hard to keep up every time. I am glad you stopped by! Thank you.

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  21. Wicked Lovely sounds great! I love stories with the fey folk where they're a little on the nasty or dangerous side. :) Nice cover too.

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    1. Greg - It was a lot of fun, and I thought Marr's fey world was very well made. These definitely have a nasty and dangerous side to them! Thanks for visiting!

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  22. Wicked Lovely is good! Although now I like the newer stuff by Marr more

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    1. Anastasia - This was my first by her and I enjoyed it. I look forward to reading her later stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Her writing gets better :) so I'm sure you'll like her later stuff too! I really like Lunar Chronicles but they're a bit different from these.

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  23. Oooh! Wicked Lovely looks like an awesome book! I hope you enjoy your week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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    1. Ronyell - It was quite good! Thanks for visiting.

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  24. This one sounds awesome, Wendy - and the answer is - yes - I'd definitely continue with this one. Have a great week!

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    1. Sarah - I am now looking forward to reading the next in the series! Thanks for stopping by, Sarah!

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  25. I have not read Melissa Marr yet but she has been on my tbr list for a very long time. This sounds like a book that I would enjoy.

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    1. Carole - This had been on my shelf for quite a while. I'm glad I finally took a chance on it! Thanks for visiting!

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  26. I think I have this book somewhere in this book hoard, er, LIBRARY of mine.... I KNOW I've seen it. Or perhaps it's another Melissa Marr book I'm thinking of? Lol.

    Anyhow....I really must find out if I do, indeed, have this book, because that synopsis sounds AWESOME!! I remember reading it on Goodreads, some time back. And that GREAT cover! All that LOVELY blue-green!!!! :) :)

    Thanks for sharing these tidbits of what obviously looks like a RIVETING read, Wendy!! HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. Maria - If you read this, I hope you enjoy it. It sounds like something you might like. I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by, Maria!

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  27. How have I not read this - I'll definitely have to add it to my tbr. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. Lauren - I wish I hadn't waited so long to read it. It's been on my shelf for so long.

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  28. I've this book sitting on my shelf for ages and I think my urge for reading this series diminishes as the years go by. Still, I hope I'll pick up this series one day when the mood strikes.

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    1. Melody - Same here! I am glad I finally read it.

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  29. This is such a pretty cover on this one. Can't wait to read your review on this one.

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    1. Iliana - I really like the cover too. I have it in both e and print format. I love my physical copy because of the cover.

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