Novel Review

Wicked Lovely

Wicked Lovely – Melissa Marr Novel

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Its been a while since i finished reading this. So i kinda forgot most of it hehehe…

The novel is about the world where magic and fairies exist. Awalnya bersetting di dunia manusia, tapi kemudian settingnya bergeser ke dunia peri seiring dengan perkembangan ceritanya. Kisah cinta menjadi pengantar dan benang merah yang menyatukan seluruh cerita, but basically Wicked Lovely adalah tentang survival para peri. So, there is a wicked side on the lovely-fairies story, i like to think that way. I mean, not all fairies are good. Kira-kira begitu yang ingin di sampaikan.

There is a fairie prince named Keenan looking for a bride to save his land that caught in winter for so long that it nearly died. Keenan search went past his world boundaries into a human world. There, he met Aislinn the Bride. Keenan was so sure that Aislinn is his savior and it is. But love…even love has a price to pay. One must defy its own feeling to save the world.

Satu persatu karakter protagonis muncul di tengah usaha Keenan mempertahankan kerajaannya untuk tetap hidup. In the fairie land, a feeling must real for other fairies to see. If others fairies can see, all will be happy and the winter will slowly fade. It will change the whole Summer Kingdom into summer once again. Keenan dan Aislinn sebenarnya mencintai yang lain. Tapi demi Summer Kingdom, mereka harus memaksakan cinta. well, could it become real? Haaah… that is the question you will had an answer after reading all the novel.

Well, i’m a sucker for romance so i kinda fall into this after a few chapter. A friend its too much hahaha. Yeah, its a teen chick-flick anyway so… If i’m gonna compare it, i’ll do it with The Vampire Diaries. For me, Wicked Lovely is far more better. Dari story telling-nya, plotnya dan pengembangan ceritanya cukup smooth dibandingkan Vampire Diaries yang agak maksa terutama di seri-seri terakhir pasca kematian Klaus. Its not all mushy in this. Seiring perkembangan cerita, kita bisa melihat perkembangan karakternya juga. Semuanya dipaparkan dengan halus. What i like the most is that this novel has a philosophical view of life, fate, love and the world, not just a story. Jadi agak meresap ke hati pas bacanya.

Plot novel ini juga nggak terlalu pelik sebenarnya, hanya karena istilah-istilah yang digunakan agak kurang jamak jadi terkesan membingungkan. Jangan khawatir, Melissa Marr memberikan footnote sebagai penjelasan untuk istilah yang dia pakai. Truly, its beautiful. Meski plot dan twist-nya banyak ketebak atau minimal sudah bisa diperkirakan pembaca, masih menyenangkan kok untuk mengikuti dan membacanya sampai habis. Di beberapa bagian malah kita sebagai pembaca yang terjebak dengan ekspektasi sehingga kena twist penulis.

Overall, saya kasih poin 7/10 untuk novel ini. Kenapa? Because i’m sucker for romance and it fit my imagiantion. Saya membayangkan setting di negara skandinavia, eropa utara lengkap dengan kastilnya. Ya, tumbuh dengan sering nonton film Disney jadilah begini khayalannya. So, kalau suka dengan novel yang bergaya seperti ini, harus baca Wicked Lovely.

Novel List (English Version)

  1. Wicked Lovely
  2. Ink Exchange
  3. Fragile Eternity
  4. Radiant Shadow
  5. Darkest Mercy

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