After the first chapter of this book I was hooked. Aislynn "Ash" is a young high school girl student who sees Fairies. Not just you average run of the mill Fairies, but the Fairies her grandmother has raised and warned her about. She must pretend to walk around and not notice for fear of being caught. Until, that is she attracts the attention of two fairies. What do they want from her? Why is "he" appearing to her. Her only sanctuary is her best friends Seth's "home". He lives in a rail yard. And as she knows Fairies can't tolerate iron. As she grows ever more afraid should she trust Seth with her secret.
Seth is a compelling character. He lives by himself in a train. He is an artist, and her best friend. His life is changing since he met "Ash" 7 months ago. He does not want to push her, but he notices a lot of changes in her in the past couple of days. What is going on and how can he help?
Keenan is the Feys Summer King who is in search of his Summer Queen, with the assistance of his Winter Girl. Has he found her in "Ash"? As he materializes...Why does she not seem to be interested in him? Everyone in his past has never been able to resist. What can he do to win her over?
These questions and the unique "Quad" angle urge the reader to press on.
This is book one in the Wicked Lovely Series.
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.