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Melissa Marr

Melissa is the author of Wicked Lovely (HarperCollins, Summer 2007)


headshot_mmarr.jpgAlthough I was voted “most likely to end up in jail” in high school, I decided to get an M.A. and teach Lit and Gender Studies to college students across the country. Along the way, I’ve been unable to resist trying new things—including working an archeological dig, slinging drinks at a biker bar, and getting fabulous tattoos.

I call all of this “research” for my writing. To fill my craving for new experiences, I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Southern California, and I plan to keep roaming with my family as widely and as often as possible. This year, I think, I’m living in Virginia.

Please visit me on the web and help feed my addiction to meeting interesting people.

Book: Wicked Lovely
wicked_lovely.jpgRule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn 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 stunning 21st century faery tale.


“Riveting and dark: I love this tale of a smart, tough girl who walks the razor’s edge between an ancient fairy curse and her future!”
- Tamora Pierce

“Wow, what a debut! I especially liked Ash and Donia; each in her own way is brave and smart, and just the kind of character a reader roots for in the face of a Gordian-knot problem like theirs. I look forward to seeing lots more of Melissa Marr’s fiction. ”
- Emma Bull

“Wicked Lovely is a sexy, updated fairy tale as timeless as the seasons and as modern as titanium body jewelry. Marr’s fey are gorgeous, terrifying creatures. I couldn’t put this book down.”
- Clare B. Dunkle

Wicked Lovely