. I believe it was just released today. Go out and get your copy.
Compared to her classmates, Leslie’s life is a struggle. She works part-time to pay the family bills. Her mother left years ago. Her father is a drunk. She is terrified of her drug dealing brother, who sold her for a few bucks to his creepy friends, letting them do whatever they wanted to her for the night. Leslie survived but is still full of fear and pain. She desperately wants a tattoo to reclaim her body. She wants to change, to feel safe, in control and fearless. The tattoo represents all she wants, the changes she intends to make, and that her body belongs to her and no one else. Unknown to Leslie, there are far more dangerous things to fear than her brother—the dark fey. The secret world of immortals surrounds her. With her best friend, Aislinn, being the Queen of the faery Summer Court, a life filled with fey is inescapable. Leslie's longings draw her to the dark faeries, and despite Aislinn’s protective forces, Leslie’s horrific past leaves her vulnerable to their powers. What neither girl realizes is that when Leslie chooses her tattoo, she is being marked as property of Irial, King of the Dark Court. Leslie’s desire to feel painless and fearless is granted but for a terrible price. For the second time in Leslie’s life another person takes control of her body, using her for his pleasure, but unlike before, this time she might not survive. In the sequel to Wicked Lovely Marr takes readers back to where the beautiful, but dark, faery world traverses the real world. The sensual writing lures in the reader, letting him or her experience every moment of terror, or pleasure, Leslie experiences. The intense plot, vivid characters, and stellar writing will captivate readers, making them long for more.
BIBLIO: 2008, HarperTeen, Ages 12 up, $16.99 and $17.89
REVIEWER: Melissa Joy Adams
FORMAT: Young Adult
I review for Children's Literature Database and wanted to post this review of Melissa Marr's book