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Wicked Lovely Audiobook

Wicked Lovely

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st-century faery tale.

©2007 Melissa Marr; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"A fully imagined faery world which even non-fantasy (or faerie) lovers will want to delve into." (Publishers Weekly)
"The fantasy of being pursued by two young men is alluring in itself, but when one is a pierced and tattooed sexy outsider and the other is a blindingly beautiful King of Faery, how much better can it get?" (The Washington Post's Book World)

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    Leah 12-09-13
    Leah 12-09-13
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    "Recording quality issue but great book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wicked Lovely to be better than the print version?

    The narrator was good but I don't think it affected the story at all.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and the subject matter


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Alyssa Bresnahan?

    Yes. If the book is also something Im interested in.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't stare at invisible faeries.


    Any additional comments?

    The book by Melissa Marr is great. The narration by Alyssa Bresnahan is also excellent. This recording was just poor quality. There an odd amount or crackling white noise in the background. It sounds like a cassette made into digital. Its not an old book, published in 2007, so Im not sure why this is the case. Its just a bit odd and could be distracting for some people especially if your expecting high quality audio.

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    Chelly Las Vegas 08-20-13
    Chelly Las Vegas 08-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Audiobooks give you neat pronunciations"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wicked Lovely to be better than the print version?

    Actually, yes. The narrator is good and the weird fae words get an official [more or less] pronunciation.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the faery mythos and the feel of the writing makes the story seem so much more of a big deal than it really is.


    Which character – as performed by Alyssa Bresnahan – was your favorite?

    Oh I have no idea. There were inflections, but there wasn't really anything different about the character voices. But if I had to chose, Donia, I guess.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't know if anything moved me, exactly. It's not a heartbreaking or heartwarming story like some other things I've read recently. It was just cool faery stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator, despite having cool faery words to say, some of the more mundane English words were said strangely. I can't remember what ones they were, but she's say them and then I'd have to think about it whatever it was she said. I don't like it when easy, normal words are said strangely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-30-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2015

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "An Awesome Read Book (1 of 5)"
    Where does Wicked Lovely rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book series rates in my top 15.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Honestly I loved the narrator. I also liked the authors imagination and her ability to paint the images in the readers mind.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the parts with the winter girl and her wolf. She is kinda dark/emo and says some funny stuff.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes it very much was.


    Any additional comments?

    The author did a great job and so did the narrator.

    The reading level is Maybe: High School Senior


    Brief Intro:

    This book is about a cursed fairy king looking for his one true summer queen to lift the curse. By lifting the curse his summer court can than become strong and take back what winter has stolen.

    The main character was born seeing fairy's and therefor she tries to dodge the summer kings every attempt.

    Eventually the girl is talked into becoming the summer fairy queen for the betterment of the world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashlie 06-26-12
    Ashlie 06-26-12 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Wicked Boring"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not at all. I was bored with this book. It was my first audiobook experience aside from The Hunger Games, and I think this is probably a book better read instead of listened to.


    What could Melissa Marr have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I think i will end up liking it once I move on to other books in the series and reading them instead of listening to them. Sometimes I read a book, then listen to it and I enjoy it's telling much more.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darcy Sidney, NE, USA 11-24-08
    Darcy Sidney, NE, USA 11-24-08
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    "Wickedly Weak"

    While I did enjoy listening to the book, I feel that there were so many details that weren't developed or explained as well as they should have been. The storyline was great and the characters all were interesting. But I felt that they weren't developed as fully as they could have been and should have been. I finished listening to the book but it's not one of those that I feel compelled to listen to again nor have the desire to pick up its sequels. It's sad really. I had hoped for more potential.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ya romance junkie Athens, GA 03-03-09
    ya romance junkie Athens, GA 03-03-09

    mostly ya fiction... mostly...

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    "good faerie tale"

    good story; this one was an interesting take on fairies; the narrator's voice for the heroine sort of annoyed me to begin with, and it changes as the book goes on. The narrator cannot pronounce words like "labret;" you would think that someone would really look up words he/she never heard before up before reading them aloud for an audiobook.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    pinkcoffeecake 08-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Lovely ;)"

    I would recommend this book (series) to most adults who love the fantasy genre. The mixing of Faery in every day life is something I enjoyed a whole lot. The narration was to be desired slightly. However I know the rest of the series has a male narrator and he is much better.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P Spruce Grove, AB, Canada 01-28-14
    P Spruce Grove, AB, Canada 01-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "My wife..."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Keeane. I do chalk some of his behavior as being hindered from being binded. For some one who is suppose to run hot blood he seemed collected. But for this flaw he seemed much better then Seth

    My wife liked DeVina.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book with my wife whenever we were driving. I missed parts but she loved it

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer NEW BALTIMORE, MI, United States 12-05-12
    Amazon Customer NEW BALTIMORE, MI, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Bummer"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I guess i don't know enough about fairies to understand this book. I do think that a reader that has the understanding of a fairy, will enjoy this book though.


    What could Melissa Marr have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Explained things durring the story. Example: Some girl says " Hay are you going to the party" ...... What party? this is the first i have heard of any party and now its a main event?


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too confused to have one. I think you have to understand fairies a bit to enjoy this book.


    What character would you cut from Wicked Lovely?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    I guess i don't know enough about fairies to understand this book. No suspense build up. One min a fairy can not touch iron; the next paragraph, there is one strong enough to touch iron. I guess it is a big deal, but it didnt seem like it with no build up. A few things like this struck me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rebekah humble, texas, United States 02-14-12
    rebekah humble, texas, United States 02-14-12
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    "just lovely"
    What made the experience of listening to Wicked Lovely the most enjoyable?

    well hearing it made me understand more about it then when i read in print.


    What other book might you compare Wicked Lovely to and why?

    i cannot compair another because this is my favorite bk series.


    Have you listened to any of Alyssa Bresnahan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    nope nope but this one is very good. actually one of the first audios ive listened to (kinda new too it)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the rules. they are very intimidating .


    Any additional comments?

    great books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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