Friday, January 10, 2014

Book Review: Desert Tales

TITLE: Desert Tales
Companion Book to the Wicked Lovely series
AUTHOR: Melissa Marr
PUBLISHED: October 2013
GENRE: Faeries, Urban Fantasy
PREMISE: Set in the world of Wicked Lovely, a fae falls in love with a human and must protect him as her life becomes entwined with the new Summer King...
MY REVIEW: I love it when authors explore different parts of their universe and Desert Tales does exactly that.
This one doesn't directly deal with the main characters in Wicked Lovely. Instead, it revolves around Rika, one of the girls who tried to become Keenan's queen but failed the test. For those familiar with the style of Wicked Lovely, it's not a typical happily ever after sort of book. But it is a interesting journey to see. My only main beef is that at less then two hundred and fifty pages, we didn't spend nearly as much time with this story as I would have liked. So it did feel a little more rushed then the previous Wicked Lovely books.
But it was nice to come back to this universe if only for a little while. I'd rec this one mostly for the hardcore Wicked Lovely fans. For those who haven't given this series a shot yet, I'd go with the first book instead.
WHO SHOULD READ: Wicked Lovely fans, Faerie fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five fae being devious

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