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Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr
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Feb 25, 2012

really liked it
Read from July 16 to 23, 2017 , read count: 2

I just read this for a second time. I did so because I finally read the Wicked Lovely series. Overall, it was very good. And I absolutely LOVED all five of the WL stories in this book. If they were the only stories in this, I'd have given it five stars. A couple of the other stories weren't to my liking. All are well-written, though.

One minor complaint about the WL stories is "Old Habits" is right before "Stopping Time," but they actually happen in the reverse order. I think they'd have read better if they were in the proper order.

I loved knowing what happened with Rabbit and Seth (separately) after WL is ended.



I decided to read this because I loved Enthralled and remembered that Melissa Marr had a story in it. I must mention that her story from that book is also in this, and I enjoyed reading it a second time. I think that was in part because it’s the last story in the book and I have read about many of the mentioned characters before rereading it. Quick thoughts on some of the stories.

Where Nightmares Walk ~ This one kinda confused me. I meant to read it a second time once I finished the book, but forgot.

Transition ~ This was very interesting. It’s about vampires. More specifically, how a vampire goes about getting rid of his “sire.” Well-done story.

Love Struck ~ I think this was my favorite. It’s about selchies, and has a lot of heart and intrigue. I’d love to see more come of this.

Old Habits ~ From the Wicked Lovely world, I loved it. It definitely made me want to read WL.

The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King ~ It was beautiful. Apparently it’s the short story that led to WL.

Unexpected Family ~ I believe the character’s name is Seth. From the WL books. Human-turned-faery? Anyway, it was really cool.

Merely Mortal ~ This is the one from Enthralled. I liked it more this time around than I think I did when I read Enthralled.

I enjoyed all of the stories, except maybe the one that confused me. For the most part, I found the characters very interesting. I haven’t read Wicked Lovely, but am thinking I need to now. I want to know what happened with these characters and I want to fully delve into Marr’s world. She’s an excellent writer, and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.

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02/25 page 1
07/16 marked as: currently-reading
07/16 page 1
0.0% "Now that I've read the "Wicked Lovely" series, it's time to read this again. I'm quite excited!"
07/21 page 213
50.0% "Absolutely love "Old Habits"! Awesome story. I kinda wish I'd read it after "Ink Exchange" - it explains so much."
07/23 marked as: read
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