Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
All of us have had that sense, at one time or another, of seeing something inexplicable out of the corner of our eyes. It may be a flash of light, a reflective glint, or just a shimmery difference in the air around us. And then it usually goes away. But for Aislinn in Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely, it’s a different story. She has always been able to see faeries around her, and they aren’t cute and precious like Tinkerbell. The fey are at times hideous or breathtakingly beautiful, cruel or mocking, and always a danger. They often pinch and mock the humans that they follow and then don glamours to blend in with humans (and often lead them astray) when it suits the faeries’ needs.
Because of Aislinn’s power, she can see immediately that Keenan is one of the fey – but not just any faery. He exudes a power that she hasn’t encountered before and has an obvious effect on all of the faeries around him. All that Aislinn knows is that Keenan is bad news for her – and for everyone that she cares about. But what she hasn’t yet discovered is that he is the Summer King, one of the faery world’s most powerful leaders, locked in a centuries-old battle with the evil Winter Queen, whose powers are slowly growing and threatening the future of both the fey and human worlds.