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.
4 out 5 Flames
The main character Aislinn is your typical teenager, at least that is, if you count seeing the fae people everywhere. Not that she could acknowledge this. It was one of the three rules handed down to her by her grandmother, along with the sight. But Aislinn ached for someone else to share her secret with, so she finally confides in her best friend Seth. Then Keenan, a fae King, comes along with an offer that fate will not allow her to refuse, the rules she's followed all her life get broken and Aislinn is forced to make her own if she wants to be happy in this new life.
I've been reading a lot of vampire and shifter books lately, so I thought a faery book would be a nice change of pace. I was really swept away in this one, with all the magic and yearning to keep the ones they love. It was an excellent read. I can't wait to dive into the sequel, Ink Exchange.
Up Next: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr