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Content Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Intended Audience:  YA
Age of main character:  17

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Aiislinn 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 this 21st century faery tale.

Sexual Content:


Other Notables:

-The fey sometimes act crudely toward the humans that can't see them as well as to each other

-There is talk of people looking to "score" drugs or other things "to numb their minds"

-A lot of Aislinn's friends have multiple piercings and tattoos

-The winter queen is violent and hurts people and faeries often

-Aislinn says that she sometimes wishes that she could smoke and drink but she can't let her defenses (against the faeries) down.  Sometimes, if she's "crashing" at Seth's she indulges.

-Friends of Aislinn talk about parties where there is drinking

-Some guys assault Aislinn and say suggestive things to her, but she is saved by Donia before they hurt her

-Keenan gives Aislinn some faerie wine which makes her forget that she doesn't want to be with him.  He kisses her and she lets him because of the drink.