Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wicked Lovely Series Review



Wicked Lovely (1) by: Melissa Marr

Goodreads synopsis-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.
My Review- I am very surprised (in a good way). I really like everything but the quotes at the beginning of the chapters because they gave away to much. I stopped reading them about five chapters in. I also really loved the main character stuck to her guns. There wasn't any wishy washy, like most books.  
Stars: 2.5 out of 5 stars. 

Ink Exchange (2) byMelissa Marr

Goodreads synopsis-Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow. Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life. The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils...
My Review- This isn't a real continuation of the first book. Same characters, same realm but it focus on other characters then the last book. I am not sure that I like it. The darkness of this book was okay. What I am not sure about was the main characters actions. They seemed off. I also didn't like the ending. It was sweet but not was I was hopping for. 
Stars: 1.5 out of 5 stars. 

Fragile Eternity (3) byMelissa Marr

Goodreads synopsis-Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone - but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen. Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her - but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined. In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.
My Review-I didn't like this book hardly at all. Seth seemed completely different. I understand Aislinn's struggle and all her emotions, expect moving on. I don't want to give away to much but I didn't enjoy this book. 
Stars: 1 out of 5 stars. 


Radiant Shadows (4) byMelissa Marr

Goodreads synopsis-Hunger for nourishment. Hunger for touch. Hunger to belong. 
Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers. Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death. Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other? My Review-I enjoyed this book so much. It felt relatable, sexy and so much more. This is my favorite one of the series. 
Stars: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Darkest Mercy (5 and final) byMelissa Marr

Goodreads synopsis-The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life. Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win...and some will lose everything.
My Review-The series really fall apart for me in this book. It was so strange but not good either. The only thing I liked was a tiny part at that the end, however, it that wasn't enough to help this book. 
Stars: 2.5 out of 5 stars. 

Desert Tales: A Wicked Lovely Companion Novel by: Melissa Marr
Goodreads synopsis-The Mojave Desert was a million miles away from the plots and schemes of the Faerie Courts—and that's exactly why Rika chose it as her home. The once-mortal faery retreated to the desert's isolation after decades of carrying winter's curse inside her body. But her seclusion—and the freedom of the desert fey—is threatened by the Summer King's newfound strength. And when the manipulations of her trickster friend, Sionnach, thrust Rika into a new romance, she finds new power within herself—and a new desire to help Sionnach protect the desert fey and mortals alike. The time for hiding is over.
My Review-This book has nothing to do with any of the other character, not really. Anyways, I liked this book. I felt really sad at the end because I felt like the story just started to get somewhere. I hope that Melissa comes out with another. 
Stars: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Sanctuary: Wicked Lovely Desert Tales (#1) Manga by: Melissa Marr
Goodreads synopsis-The desert is far away from the schemes of the Faerie Courts—and that's how Rika likes it. Once a mortal and now a faery, Rika seeks isolation and revels in her ability to appear invisible to humans. Then, she meets him. Artistic and kind, Jayce is the last person Rika wants to hide from. But change is coming, challenging Rika's freedom and her new romance, as her past pursues her, even into the heart of the desert. . . .
My Review-Exactly like the companion book, only with pictures. Of course the characters looks didn't match the ones I drew in my head. Haha. 
Note- But pretty much you don't have to read this. I also didn't feel the need to read the other two mangas in this series, since they are probably just like the book and probably offer no extra. 
Stars: 2 out of 5 stars. 



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Monday, July 21, 2014

Staying In July '14

Lately, I have been staying indoors. Which is a surprise because it's summer and I love the beach, it's like breathing to me. Yet, here I am sitting more inside then out. I won't tell you that it doesn't have anything to do with the fact that it has been raining every day of July and that my health isn't as well as I would like, because to be honest both of the those reasons are a big reason. The rain makes my body hurt more and makes it hard to head to the beach with lightning. But staying in doesn't have to be bad, does it? I have been discovering a new community of art people, of stationery junkies, of planners. Generally, I have been filling my days making a lot of projects. I am very excited to show you guys what I have been up to, so I hope to have some photos or video up soon, as long as I can get some natural sun light and energy.

I hope your July is better. Tell me about in the comments. 




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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Currently July '14

Calling...the doctors offices to make and cancel appointments. fun fun. -.-
Crafting...several new project that I can't wait to share with you guys.
Discovering...that it is okay to change. =]
Dreaming...about finding planner piece. 
Eating...Cinnamon Streusel Cake. Loving cinnamon things lately. 
Enjoying...Morning "meetings" with my partner. 
Feeling...excited to try out all my new things.
Hoping...for something with my lab results.
Loving...the art community. I have seen so many talent women. I can't wait to follow them more and get to know more about them. 
Needing...craft supplies! Just kidding, kinda. What I really need is to much. Stuff for the truck, stuff for my body, on and on.
Not Loving...the bruise in my arm from blood work (story/post to come)
Pinning...Ideas for future creativity. 
Playing...with a new system in my planner. 
Starting...to love blogging. When I first started I thought I had to be a certain way to get followers but I am realizing screw followers and be myself, truthful and honest and real. That's the best way to blog.
Trying...to squeeze more blogging into my schedule, which isn't easy. 
Wanting...to get started on my projects and to VLOG my ideas. Will you watch?
Watching...two new shows. One is "Tiny House Nation", which both has James and I thinking. The other is "Junk Gypsies", which now has James calling me a gypsies because my style is so much like them. And I guess in a way he is right.  
Weather...Weird. I heard it's 60 up in Chicago. Here it's hot, then lightning (no rain) and then maybe showers. It's all over. Go home weather, your wasted! haha  


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