Publication Date: 5/1/2008
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.
I may be remembering wrong, but I don't think I've read many novels that strictly involved faeries. Melissa Marr has a way of including us in the story. I felt a deep connection with Aislinn and I wanted to help her any way that I could. Aislinn can see faeries everywhere. Typical humans do not see them and figure a random stumble or weird touch is just their imagination, but Aislinn knows the truth. She has seen them since she was born. She is afraid of faeries and strives to make herself invisible to them. She doesn't acknowledge them so they tend to stay away from her.
Unfortunately, all that changed for her when a faery king began to follow her around. Aislinn has decisions to make that include her best friend Seth, her grandmother, her own life, and the lives of all mortals on Earth. Aislinn's story is very entrancing. She is learning to stand up for herself and get what she wants. Her fear of faeries lessons to the point that she is asking directly for what she wants. Aislinn is a unique human with extraordinary talents that can ultimately help her succeed.