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
"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)
The narrator was good but I don't think it affected the story at all.
The characters and the subject matter
Yes. If the book is also something Im interested in.
Don't stare at invisible faeries.
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.
Actually, yes. The narrator is good and the weird fae words get an official [more or less] pronunciation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book series rates in my top 15.
Honestly I loved the narrator. I also liked the authors imagination and her ability to paint the images in the readers mind.
I liked the parts with the winter girl and her wolf. She is kinda dark/emo and says some funny stuff.
Yes it very much was.
The author did a great job and so did the narrator.
The reading level is Maybe: High School Senior
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
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.
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.
mostly ya fiction... mostly...
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.
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.
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.
I listened to this book with my wife whenever we were driving. I missed parts but she loved it
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.
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?
Too confused to have one. I think you have to understand fairies a bit to enjoy this book.
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.
well hearing it made me understand more about it then when i read in print.
i cannot compair another because this is my favorite bk series.
nope nope but this one is very good. actually one of the first audios ive listened to (kinda new too it)
the rules. they are very intimidating .
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