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Wicked Lovely

Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right. :smileyhappy:

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Chomp wrote:
Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right. :smileyhappy:

Carol

I got an ARC of INK EXCHANGE today as well. great minds think alike...:smileytongue:
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Chomp wrote:
Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right. :smileyhappy:

Carol

Aw, Carol, you said I was right! Who told you those were my three most favorite words? :smileywink:.
 
I loved Wicked Lovely. Read it straight through and ignored everyone around me until I was done. Melissa's character's stayed with me even after I was finished with it, which doesn't happen often (I'm fickle that way, lol).
 
I think you'll really be surprised by Ink Exchange. It's such a beautifully dark, powerful story. Like a cross between A Midsummer's Night Dream and Romeo and Juliet, but set in modern times. I loved that book as well, but I won't say much because I don't want to spoiler it.
 

 
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I have it.  I only read the prologue so far, but I can't wait to read the rest.  It may be awhile until I get back to it.  I've got 3 in the queue before it. 
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Re: Wicked Lovely

Chomp wrote --Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right.

Carol
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I have Wicked Lovely and I read the first few chapters and I love it, but I have a few others to read first, Happy Hour of the Damned and Dead to Me, but WL, caught my interest right away.  The life size fairys, oh let me not give away any spoilers.  You know that book is just calling my name to pick it back up right now.:smileyhappy:
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*grin* Yes, I do lurk from time to time :smileyhappy: You all keep talking abt books I like to read, so I keep popping by to see what you might recommend that I haven't found yet. Anyhow . . .

Thank you, Carol, for the kind words. I hope you and Synde enjoy Ink (and that Phylis & Krystn like WL).

And you, Ms Frost, you're just . . . waaay too nice. (Thanks, dear.) INK would've been a lot harder to write without you listening to my panic fits.
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I plan on reading it when it gets returned to the library but that won't be till the end of the month but it sounds like a really good book.  Just wish someone would return it early so I could get it earlier.
 
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Cemetery-Cat wrote:


Chomp wrote:
Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right. :smileyhappy:

Carol

I got an ARC of INK EXCHANGE today as well. great minds think alike...:smileytongue:
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Yes, isn't it funny how that works, Synde? :smileyhappy:

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Jeaniene_Frost wrote:


Chomp wrote:
Greetings, all. If you haven't read it yet, you really must try this book by Melissa Marr. If you have read it, I would love to discuss the book.

Melissa, if you are lurking nearby -- I loved it! It's dark,and twisty with surprises. I have the ARC for "Ink Exchange" which I am going to start tonight. Thanks for writing such an awesome book! Jeaniene, you were right. :smileyhappy:

Carol

Aw, Carol, you said I was right! Who told you those were my three most favorite words? :smileywink:.
I loved Wicked Lovely. Read it straight through and ignored everyone around me until I was done. Melissa's character's stayed with me even after I was finished with it, which doesn't happen often (I'm fickle that way, lol).
I think you'll really be surprised by Ink Exchange. It's such a beautifully dark, powerful story. Like a cross between A Midsummer's Night Dream and Romeo and Juliet, but set in modern times. I loved that book as well, but I won't say much because I don't want to spoiler it.






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It was just a lucky guess on the favorite words, Jeanniene. :smileyhappy:

Yes, so far Ink is beautiful, dark, and powerful -- wow!

Carol
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MelissaMarr wrote:
*grin* Yes, I do lurk from time to time :smileyhappy: You all keep talking abt books I like to read, so I keep popping by to see what you might recommend that I haven't found yet. Anyhow . . .

Thank you, Carol, for the kind words. I hope you and Synde enjoy Ink (and that Phylis & Krystn like WL).

And you, Ms Frost, you're just . . . waaay too nice. (Thanks, dear.) INK would've been a lot harder to write without you listening to my panic fits.




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You are very welcome, Melissa. I LOVED WL, and am enjoying Ink, as well. I am actually going to use Wicked Lovely in a YA Lit class project. I had several books in mind, so i read the first few pages of each. Though they were all good, yours had me hooked and I could not wait to get back to it.

This is definitely the place to hang out looking for good book ideas.

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Nelsmom wrote:
I plan on reading it when it gets returned to the library but that won't be till the end of the month but it sounds like a really good book. Just wish someone would return it early so I could get it earlier.
Toni





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Hi Toni. You mean the end of March? Oh, dear. It is a fabulous, beautiful book. You will love it.

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Vampyre,

I don't know abt adoption, but last Thursday Harper started giving out a few more ARCs :smileyhappy:

WHAT I KNOW: There was a PW ad (http://www.publishersweekly.com/enewsletter/CA6536303/2286.html) with an offer for ARCs "while supplies last." To get one, you can email them at "inkexchange@harpercollins.com" and request one.

Hope that helps.

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Chomp wrote: You are very welcome, Melissa. I LOVED WL, and am enjoying Ink, as well. I am actually going to use Wicked Lovely in a YA Lit class project. I had several books in mind, so i read the first few pages of each. Though they were all good, yours had me hooked and I could not wait to get back to it.

This is definitely the place to hang out looking for good book ideas.

Carol




YA class project? Now that's a sure what to keep me from roaming too far away. I taught before I did this writer thing, & when I did the fall WL tour, I got to stop in for a day & do guest lecture-y things at NCSU for a Grad YA Lit, a Creative Writing Sem, & a SFF course. I loved being back in a classroom. *happy wiggles* So, umm, (if you don't mind) what are studying? or teaching? or auditing?

(Can we tangent like that here?)

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MelissaMarr wrote:


Chomp wrote: You are very welcome, Melissa. I LOVED WL, and am enjoying Ink, as well. I am actually going to use Wicked Lovely in a YA Lit class project. I had several books in mind, so i read the first few pages of each. Though they were all good, yours had me hooked and I could not wait to get back to it.

This is definitely the place to hang out looking for good book ideas.

Carol




YA class project? Now that's a sure what to keep me from roaming too far away. I taught before I did this writer thing, & when I did the fall WL tour, I got to stop in for a day & do guest lecture-y things at NCSU for a Grad YA Lit, a Creative Writing Sem, & a SFF course. I loved being back in a classroom. *happy wiggles* So, umm, (if you don't mind) what are studying? or teaching? or auditing?

(Can we tangent like that here?)

M.

Hi Melissa. Yes, tangents are fine.:smileyhappy: However, I would also be glad to contact you via your website, if you prefer.
 
I am taking a YA lit course. (I am a high-school librarian). One of the projects is to connect/contrast/compare a contemporary YA novel with a classic. I am very intrigued by the paranormal genre as a vehicle to explore feelings of alienation and "otherness" among teens, and chose Frankenstein as the classic. The project is supposed to be a teaching unit, though that may be modified a bit. In any case, I chose Wicked Lovely as the YA text, though I will also tie in several other examples, as well. My tbr stack for this project is tall. :smileyhappy:
 
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I'm reading it now. I'm almost finished. Oh, just a little detail I didn't mention: this is the third time time I read it. Almost done, I want to know more about her other book.
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(Sorry for the slow reply, Carol. I was finishing the book & turned it in today--so I have a few days w/o it on the desk wherein I can relax.)

Shelley is such fun. Have you read her short story "The Mortal Immortal"? I used to love to teach that one n my intro courses. It allows for some interesting questions (a la vampirism, but not with quite the same moral ambiguities). Alienation was a standard topic the students raised. Very easy reading, but with much good discussion points.

What all are you including? I love classic SpecFic. There's some really interesting stuff being done now too that works with the classic SpecFic. A.M. Jenkins has a new one coming out this summer, NIGHT ROAD, that deals with vampirism in a very tradition literary framework. (She did REPOSSESED, one of the YA books that got the Printz Honor this year). The YA class I visited was doing FEED (M T Anderson) which also invites interesting discussion on alienation & moral relativity.

I included a couple of my fav SpecFic lit poems in Wicked Lovely b/c I'm such a geek for them. The idea of using the otherworldly to talk abt things here has always fascinated me (b/c really, that's what so much of folklore is & fairy tales . . .Oooh, have you read the Norton Critical Edition on Classic Fairy Tales. Great critical stuff in there).

Hmmm. Now you've got me all wound up . . .

Hope you're having fun with your project. Love to hear what all you're reading if you're interested in sharing . . .
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Janice00 wrote: Almost done, I want to know more about her other book.



Hmm, I know a few answers abt it :smileyhappy: The second book (Ink Exchange, April 08) is a companion book. I have some stuff abt it over on my website. (You can also read the flap copy in the B&N database .) The third book (Enthralled, Summer 09) is an actual sequel to Wicked Lovely. (I just turned it in to my editor today).

Does that help? If there are other questions I can answer, pls let me know. I'm enjoying a few browsing hours on boards & journals now that the book is off to my editors' desks . . .

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Wow, Melissa -- thanks for the great ideas. I have never read that Shelley story, and will definitely do so.

I will also check out both Repossessed and Feed. They both sound like fun, and as though they will work .

My other ideas for inclusion: Blood and Chocolate, Betwixt, Uglies, and Tithe. Any other ideas you have would be very welcome. :smileyhappy:

Thanks bunches.
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That helps A-L-O-T, Thanks I can't wait to read the sequel.
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