Pub. Date: April 29, 2008
Pages: 352 pages
From melissa-marr.com:I had heard a lot about this book in the past, but never gave it the time of day. Faeries didn't interest me, but after reading The Iron King I decided I'd give it a try. Many will probably disagree with what I am about to say, but please know this is my opinion.
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.
I found the book slow at the beginning. It began to get much better after about 50 pages. I found that I did not enjoy the story though and decided to put it down. I did not finish this book.
The protagonist was boring and the other characters did not interest me much. It could partly be because she did not go with the character I wanted her too. I also think that I was so in love with The Iron King, I had too high of hopes for this book and compared it a bit.
Overall I would say the hype about this book was too much and the book let me down.
Rating: Did not finish reading.