Review: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

2321296Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2) by Melissa Marr

Details: Hardcover, 325 pages
Published: April 24th 2008 by HarperTeen
Source: I bought it
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: 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…

Review: The first time I read Ink Exchange was back in 2010 and I really enjoyed it. Now that I’ve re-read it, I still think it’s a great book. I still really enjoyed it.

I probably said this in my review of Wicked Lovely but I’m not the biggest fan of books about faeries. For some reason I’m almost always disappointed by them. However, I love this series.

Leslie is a great character. I love how real she is. I love that she can be both scared and strong. Irial is pretty great too. I just wish there was more Seth since he is my favorite character in the series.

I am super happy I am reading the Wicked Lovely series again. I remember loving it the first time I read it, so I have no idea why I never got around to reading the last book, Darkest Mercy. I can’t wait to start re-reading Fragile Eternity.

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon!

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Hey guys! Just a quick post to let you know what I plan on reading today for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon. I’m not sure if I will read the whole book since I haven’t been reading much this week because my eyes have been bothering me. I am going to try my best, read as much as I can and have fun.

If you are participating, let me know what you plan on reading. I hope to read:

2321296Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2) by Melissa Marr

Details: Paperback, 352 pages
Published: March 31st 2009 (first published 2008)

Summary: 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. . . .

Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

2199996Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr

Details: Paperback, 328 pages
Published: April 29th 2008 by HarperCollins
Source: I bought it
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 4 Stars

Summary: 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.

Review: This was a re-read for me. I couldn’t remember what happened in this book. I just knew that when I first read it, I really enjoyed it.

I’m happy to say that I still really enjoy this book. It is so well written and the characters are great. Let’s be honest, Seth is perfect. Who wouldn’t want someone like him in their life.

I can’t wait to re-read the next book, Ink Exchange. If you’re like me and you aren’t the biggest fan of fae books, give this one a try if you haven’t already. It is one of the few that I actually like.

Review: Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

3472820Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

Details: Hardcover, 248 pages
Published: June 23rd 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Library
Buy it: The Book Depository
My Rating: 4 stars

Summary: A captivating and witty dark fantasy that will have girls lusting after it.

Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.

Even as Cam physically changes, becoming more miserable each day, he and Morgan pledge to fool the fairies and stay together forever. But by the time Cam has to decide once and for all what to do, Morgan’s no longer sure what’s best for everyone, or whether her and Cam’s love can weather an uncertain future

Review: Fairy Tale is yet another book I’ve been meaning to read for a really long time. For some reason I didn’t really have high expectations for it but was still super excited to read it. I think it’s because fae books can be very hit or miss for me. I always want to read them but usually end up disappointed. Luckily I enjoyed this one.

I absolutely loved Pip. He was by far my favorite character in this book. Cam was okay and Morgan just pissed me off at times. For the most part, I liked her, but those few times when she would talk/think crap about Pip, it would just get to me.

I definitely liked Fairy Tale, which surprised me. I can’t wait to read Sleepless.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Fairy Tale and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.