Since attending a book club is kind of tricky right now, I’m hosting a virtual one during the month of February! Our first book? Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
I planned on re-reading Wicked Lovely in February because it’s one of my favorite series ever and what better time to start it all over again than my birthday month? I had mentioned buddy-reading it with a few friends, but suddenly, my list of friends to read it with began to grow and I realized that it would be way more fun to get more people in on this dark faerie goodness.
I broached the subject on Instagram last week and was met with a pretty awesome response! Some people wanted a chance to read the books again, and others had never heard of it but thought it’d be fun to give it a try. This is the official announcement for February’s group read of Wicked Lovely!
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Let me tell you a little bit about the book and the plan for this virtual group read.
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr
Rule #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 Melissa Marr’s stunning twenty-first-century faery tale.
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I read this series for the first time in high school and since then I’ve read it more times than I can count. These were the books that got me interested in faeries. I have read a lot of faerie books over the years, but I still think this is, without a doubt, the superior “faerietale.” It’s totally underrated and I’m not sure why. It really does have something in it for every fantasy-lover!
Here’s what you can expect from February’s group read: This is a read-at-your-own-pace book club. The book is not long, at just over 300 pages, but I want everyone to feel comfortable reading at their typical speed. So, don’t feel bad if you finish in a day or if it takes you until the end of the month! Each Sunday, I will be logging into our group chat platform, Telegram, to pose a few questions regarding the book. These will be spoiler-free questions to launch a discussion that everyone can take part in! If you’re in a different time zone, no worries. You can answer when it’s most convenient for you. I want this to be very relaxed and fun for everyone involved. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!
This is such a lovely idea and one that I’m sure will be loved and appreciated by many book lovers. The book sounds incredible for the first month x
This is such an amazing idea.
I’m gonna look more into this book.
It sounds so interesting. I love the thematic of fairies
This sounds like such a fun idea! I hope it all goes well and you enjoy your reread ☺️
I’m not sure how many books I’ve read about faeries. They’ve been IN stuff, but not the main focus. This sounds like an amazing book – always a great recommendation when you know it’s one you’ll go back to time and time again.
What a fun idea! My book club went virtual during the pandemic but it’s still been super fun!
OMG I love this! I’m on a book buying ban until I finish the ones I already own, but this is such a sweet way to build a community in a time when we can’t go out much!
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It’s been a while since I’ve read anything about faeries. This sounds like an interesting read, I’ll have to check it out!
What a great idea to build a community of people who can support, chat and enjoy each other’s company. A great idea especially during this pandemic when so many people have extra time on their hands or live alone.
Thank you for sharing.
What a fun idea! I think it’s a great opportunity to connect with others over a shared interest, especially during this rough time! xoxo, Sarah
Oh! I love this idea. I will see if I can grab a copy at my library and join you 🙂
I’d definitely love that! Let me know if you decide to join in. This coming Sunday will be the first chat 🙂
This is such a fun idea and you’re the perfect person to host one! I know it will be a success!
This is such a great idea! I’ve never been a part of a book club, but this sounds like so much fun! Thank you for setting this up!
I just joined, and I love that this kindle version is so affordable. Some of the books I’ve been reading recently are literally $15+ for even the Kindle version so it’s nice to see something that’s a little less!
I was so excited when I saw the Kindle version was so cheap! I’m thrilled you decided to join. Let me know if you have any issues receiving the confirmation email or getting into the group chat. The first discussion will be this coming Sunday! 🙂
I’ve signed up for the book club – hopefully this will make me more prone to reading as this book sounds great!
Can’t wait to join – it’s my first ever book club x
That’s so exciting! Once you get the email, let me know if you have any challenges with getting into the group chat 🙂 Happy to have you join in (and definitely hoping you enjoy Wicked Lovely)!