At first, I wasn’t too sure how I felt about Leslie and Irial narrating parts of this book, but they grew on me rather quickly. In particular, I felt like Marr did a really great job of making the reader feel Leslie’s pain and frustration, and I could really sympathize with her wanting to find a way to empower herself with the tattoo and change her life.
My last year of teaching in Canada, one of my students asked if I had read any Melissa Marr. I had heard of her, but didn’t even know what kind of books she wrote. I told him I would look into it, and then promptly forgot.
So when I got more into reading YA fantasy series this year, and found the Wicked Lovely books in my library’s online collection, I had to pick them up. And after reading the Iron Fey series, I had already realized that I liked books about the fae more than I had thought I would. So I went into this series with fairly high hopes.