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.
Melissa has never been good at choosing just one path. After finishing high school with the dubious honor of being voted "most likely to end up in jail," she went to college and graduate school. There curiosity (and tuition bills) led her to the dual jobs of teaching and slinging drinks at a biker bar. During the daylit hours, she indulged in long literary chats; at night, she lingered with intriguing people with one word names.
Series contains 5 primary works and has 9 total works. Current series reading order on below.
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All is relative. If I were asked my opinion based on the fact what kind of books I truly enjoy to read nowadays the answer would be: 'Nothing like this, really.' However sometimes I have to think back to when I was just beginning to find the world of books. Back then this sort of book would have been quite a good. It truly depends on how one looks into things: what it comes to true high fantasy capable to swallow you completely - this is not THE book. BUT it is quite nice book for the lot somewhere between childhood and being called young adults. It's for the ones swinging back and fort trying to decide if they could have a peek into fantasy literature but do not have stomach for the full scale of it. Put it together with its sequels and they make a nice set of low fantasy for younger population. This is why I think it's worth of three stars: if I were younger it would deserve more, if I judged it by my present standards it would deserve less - so this is a nice middle point. Like the whole book, it's somewhere in the middle.