Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales, Volume 1: Sanctuary by Melissa Marr and Xian Nu Studio (Book Review #209)
I have just discover manga and find it is very addictive. Whenever I get stuck in a reading slump, I pick one up and find that the pictures stimulate me enough to get over it. This story didn't disappoint me. If you are familiar with Wicked Lovely, you know how faeries can sometimes be dark and this is no exception. The drawings are just fantastic and can convey so many more details that written descriptions. They even help tell the story with showing the emotions of the characters rather than just explaining it.
I think this series is probably more appropriate for teens since there is some violence and sexual situations. Overall, reluctant readers should read this quickly.
Discover Melissa Marr's mesmerizing world of Faerie . . .
The desert is far away from the schemes of the Faerie Courts—and that's how Rika likes it. Once a mortal and now a faery, Rika seeks isolation and revels in her ability to appear invisible to humans. Then, she meets him. Artistic and kind, Jayce is the last person Rika wants to hide from.
But change is coming, challenging Rika's freedom and her new romance, as her past pursues her, even into the heart of the desert. . . .
About the Author
Melissa Marr is the author of the New York Times bestseller Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange. She has a collection of weaknesses that includes tide pools, folklore, deserts, tattoos, and new experiences.
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 21, 2009)
OBTAINED FROM: Book Trading Site