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Gegen das Sommerlicht (Wicked Lovely #1)

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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  106,322 ratings  ·  5,593 reviews
Von klein auf kann Ash Elfen sehen, menschengroß, unheimlich, manchmal zudringlich – von klein auf hält sie diese Gabe aber geheim. Einer der Elfen, Keenan, beginnt ihr zu folgen, wohin auch immer sie geht. Wann immer er in Ashs Nähe ist, spürt sie Sommerlicht auf der Haut und riecht den Duft wilder Blumen. Doch da ist auch dieses Gefühl von Bedrohung. Ash und ihr Vertraut...more
Paperback, 348 pages
Published May 2009 by Piper (first published January 1st 2007)
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Kira
Apr 24, 2012 Kira rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The Summer Douchebag
Recommended to Kira by: The Winter Douchebag




I give up.



I just can't take it. When your back starts to hurt because you're trying to drag your eyes across the heavy pages of a non-event insipid book like this one, it's time to call it quits. Like, forever.

I don't know how many times, while I was reading this, that I ended up staring into space and only realizing that I was after ten or so minutes had passed and the book fell out of my hand. I was so uninterested in this story that I began to daydream about exponentials and I started to not...more
Thornsmoke
Readable but bland.

Most of my dissatisfaction with this book stems from the fact that what passes for a plot with Wicked Lovely would have been used as a sub-plot in any other. It can be summarised like this:

KEENAN: [gives Aislinn a choice between two options]
AISLINN: [flees]
SETH: [waits for Aislinn]
KEENAN: [waits for Aislinn]
DONIA: [waits for Aislinn]
BEIRA: [issues occasional Ursula-like threats]
AISLINN:
AISLINN:
AISLINN: [makes choice]
BOOK: [ends]

So the entire book revolves around Aislinn, which...more
Nadia
I liked this book a lot more than I thought I would. I mean, usually when a book is hyped up a lot my immediate reaction is to roll my eyes and wonder if it's worth the hype (I didn't start reading the Harry Potter series until the third one was already out - and then I read them all in one sitting). So, I'm a book-cynic and was worried that I would mind-trash this baby.

Ok, first of all -- the most gorgeous cover ever. Provocative, beautiful, and... well, well done Harper Collins. Here's the th...more
Raleigh
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
Well guys, for over a year I had a review of this. I gave this book 1 star, so to say the least, my review was not positive. But see, I got tired of constantly having to delete all the "troll-screaming" comments, so I ultimately removed the review.

The reason I didn't like this book is because it was one of the first YA titles I ever read, and I was really put off by the content. That's my prerogative. I know that probably sounds like a revolutionary concept, but whatever.

If you are curious about...more
Kirsti
Oy vie! What a horrible book. I decided to change it's title to "Beautiful and Vapid Hormones" Melissa Marr held so much promise for a feisty female protagonist, willing to fight the allure of immortal beauty and power for our mundane yet necessary mortality. Sadly, Aislinn (the main character) faded into nothingness in the last few chapters. It seemed as though Marr couldn't sacrifice either of the two worlds for her Aislinn and so gave her both, which in my opinion, gives her nothing. Life dem...more
Karin
Aislinn has always followed the rules. Her Grandmother has drilled them into her since she was a young child. Don't stare at invisible faeries. Don't speak to invisible faeries. Don't ever attract faeries' attention. Aislinn has developed the skill to ignore them. She walks passed them without flinching even when the faeries are pinching or touching others around her like they love to do.



Faeries come in many shapes and sizes and Aislinn has seen them all. She's seen them in the glamours they we...more
Kat Kennedy
Jul 01, 2010 Kat Kennedy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People easily distracted by shiny things
Recommended to Kat Kennedy by: Nobody - most people actually like me
People tell me I have a short attention span. They mention, on some rare occasions, that I tend to space out easily. That one moment I'll be listening and paying attention and the next moment... Oh sparkly! With that I'm lost! It's amazing how many teachers have been the ones to remind me of my poor ability to pay attention. Remarkable really...

What was I saying?

Oh yeah! So it takes a little bit to capture my attention and to keep it. Usually an abnormal amount of sex, violence or suspense will...more
Hanneybean
I don't even know what to say. This has been the first book that I've thrown across the room and felt extremely happy about it. Needless to say, I absolutely despised it.

The beginning was a wonderful solid four stars...and then the ending came. *SPOILERS*

Wicked Lovely is the story about a 17 year-old girl who's had the Sight her entire life. Aislinn lives in fear every day of attracting the attention of any faerie, only to have it all come crashing down when the Summer King, Keenan, claims her...more
valee
So I was expecting to read a nice YA book, but let me tell you... this book was so good that I read it in 6 hours without stoping. I loved all the characters and the way everything developed. Specially the end. I really liked how the author gave a smart solution to every problem.

I really enjoyed to read something different from all the books that are out there. Wicked lovely is a nice, refreshing and original story. Ash is a great heroine, with one of the best personalities I've seen and Seth is...more
Kiera
Apr 23, 2008 Kiera rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who liked *Twilight*,
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Tatiana
Oct 01, 2009 Tatiana rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of faeries and tattoos
Recommended to Tatiana by: Heather
"Wicked Lovely" is a story of Aislinn, a teenage girl who has a rare ability to see faeries. This gift/curse troubles her, mostly because the fae world is cruel and ugly. For a long time she manages to hide this ability and stay unnoticed, but suddenly she finds herself a center of fae attention. We very quickly learn that Aislinn is chosen to have a special place in the faery world...

Once again a book so popular and trendy and such a favorite of many of my friends, disappointed me. But first th...more
Frida
Where do I start...
This book had me from the very moment I started reading. I just knew it would be something out of the ordinary.

17-year old Aislinn (how to pronounce that name?), or "Ash", is not like other girls. She can see fairies. And not good fairies, fairies that fight and do all kinds of bad stuff. She's learned how to control herself, how to not seem scared and to not start running as they approach; that only triggers them. The fairies doesn't know about her unusual talent... And she i...more
Res
The one where Aislinn can see faeries that no one else can see, and they're awful. But the young Summer King, Keenan (srsly, Keenan), wants her to be his queen, and if things go wrong, they're going to go very wrong.

I described this book to someone as "like mediocre fanfiction," and now I'm trying to pin down exactly what that means. First, of course, it means the book is quite self-indulgent when it comes to everyone being Special and having special names and special facial piercings and specia...more
Sara ♥
Jul 30, 2009 Sara ♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Fans
Are there any books on your to-read list that you've been (consciously or unconsciously) avoiding because people keep harassing you to read them? Then, when you read them, do you kick yourself for being so stubborn?

On one hand, I'm really happy I waited to read this book, because the third (and final? Edit: No, there's a book 4, at least...) book just came out, so no waiting for me! On the other hand... WHAT WAS I WAITING FOR????? This book was AWESOME!!

I don't know that I was avoiding it becaus...more
Katya
Maybe it was because I'd just finished reading Holly Black's Valiant and Ironside, two of my favorite books in this genre, but I really did not think very highly of Wicked Lovely. Compared with Black's books, I found this one to be badly paced, full of one-dimensional, undeveloped characters and lacking a lot of detail. Aislinn is rather whiny and unremarkable, with no defining characteristics except for the Sight, so it's hard to see why everyone loves her so much. Her friends are completely fl...more
Arlene
Wicked Lovely has become my favorite "faerie" tale of all time! I loved this story, it was enchanting, heartfelt, thrilling and absolutely beautiful. Marr's character and story development is exceptional. The way she writes about Keenan and Seth, two characters who are fighting for opposite needs/wants, is skillful. I found myself rooting for both, which is something I don't think I've ever done. I usually pick one character and root for them all the way through. Not the case with Wicked Lovely....more
Novels On The Run
MICHELLE'S REVIEW:

RATING : 4 SETH STARS!!

This was my first major foray into the world of Faeries. I have read Lament and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater. This series of books is like mind blowing on the Faerie courts and laws . Wicked Lovely the first book I think is the easiest to read . They are wonderful books but perservere as the laws are detailed sometimes..but once you get the hang of it you are good to go. Each book cover represents the female character. #1 book is Aislinn, #2 Leslie..and so...more
Amy
Aug 18, 2007 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of fairy stories, goth kids
I was intrigued by this book for three things: the pretty cover, the nice title, and the fact that the back cover features a plug from Tamora Pierce. Then I read the summary and learned that it was about fairies, and how they aren't just fun and games - they can be scary, too. Why not? I decided to read it.

It's about this chick named Aislinn (kooky name, huh?) who can see fairies (actually, the book spells it "faery" - I guess Marr couldn't decide between fairy and faerie and so went middle of t...more
Callista
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Ashley - The Bookish Brunette
I was so skeptical when I started this series, seriously Wicked Lovely sat on my TBR list for MONTHS... I had heard mixed reviews about the WL series, everything from mind blowingly amazing to horrifically awful. Sadly, it was just 'meh' for me.



On one hand the plot was fabstastic, the book as a whole was full of romance, suspense, excitement... The whole nine yards! WL totally had the makings of something great!



But...



Aislinn (the heroine) irritated the ever living *bleeeeeping bleep* out of me!...more
Rebecca ♥ Kishan & Warner ♥
This book was very unique, not the usual YA formula. It is a tad darker than most YA faerie tales, although not nearly as dark as Holly Black's faerie series. I really enjoyed the story, lots of twists and turns and I never would have guessed the ending. But I think the most unusual thing about the whole book was the fact that the main guy was not the main girl's love interest. That is usually how it goes. If there is a main guy and a main girl, they fall in love. If they dont, its usually becau...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review

Cover: It’s suits.
Rating PG-13
Thumbs Up 5
Overall: Felt my interest throughout.
Characters: Solid
Plot: A well throughout story about the Fae.
Page Turner: Yes.
Series Cont.? Yes.
Recommend Yes.
Book Boyfriend: Seth

SUMMARY (50 word or less)

A solid story all around from beginning to end. The plot was engaging with just enough wonder to make you antsy but not piss you off. The ending was satisfying without the normal cliffhanger that turns your stomach into knots. But enough to make y...more
Mare
It had its moments. I rather liked Donia, Keenan was all right. i found Seth unbearably lame and patronising; unbalanced relationships like that are really not my thing. The first 100 pages or so were terribly redundant and honestly there are only so many pages one needs to appreciate that Ash is terrified and that faeries are everywhere. It was entertaining enough through the middle. The ending was weaker than I expected it to be, but it's the first book of the trilogy so it may read differentl...more
leksie
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Heather
Apr 27, 2008 Heather rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy lovers, unrequited loves, dreamers
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BJ Rose
Aislinn sees faeries. She's seen them all her life, but she has always followed Gram's rules - don't let them know you can see them and they'll leave you alone. It's been working for years, but suddenly the rules are changing and she doesn't know why. She only feels safe with Seth, who is her very good friend. Of course, Seth wants to be more than her friend, but it takes Aislinn quite a while to figure that out. And now the Summer King wants her, and the Winter Girl is warning her, and the Wint...more
Allison (The Allure of Books)
What can I say? Pure book crack, just like Twilight. As I was reading it...all I could do was compare it to Twilight over and over again. That being said...I did still like Twilight better. Although I am glad the main female character had a backbone in this case :) Also, with this story you'll (probably...hopefully!) be rooting for the "Jacob" of the story, Seth.

Don't worry though...the "Edward" comes with all the normal creepy stalker-like qualities and heavy "other worldly" baggage :)

One of th...more
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
Really enjoyed this one. Wonderful characters in Aislinn, Seth, Keenan and Donia. I read a couple of reviews that said they didn't feel the humans were as well developed as the faeries, but I don't agree with that. You got more background on the faeries simply because they require explanation where as humans do not. I think the relationship between Ash and Seth was well developed and sweet. I loved that she could see the fae, but had spent her life carefully pretending she couldn't only to be dr...more
Nicole
Not sure what to say about this one. It was a good book to pass the time, but I may not remember it in a week. Well maybe I'll remember Seth, but he is obviously some kind of humanoid. What 18 year old guy lives in a fully reno'd train, owns a mortar and pestle, brews pots of tea for company and passes his time being ridiculously understanding/accepting/good looking, whilst denying himself use of his highly sort after bedroom skills?! I guess that's why it's called fiction!
I am by no means a so...more
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5 stars= If I love you, I'll buy you a copy from this list of books. (Pls note, if you are my family or dearest friends, feel free to remind me to do so. I am lousy w remembering birthdays/holidays.)

4 stars= Don't even ask to borrow it. You should prob buy it though.

3= If you borrow it, you better not lose it, mangle it, or keep it too long.

2 or 1 star= I don't use these. If it's not a 3 star or...more
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