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Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely) summary Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely), series Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely), book Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely), pdf Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely), Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely) c1912deea5 Dangerous Promises And Beguiling Threats Swirl Together In A Dozen Stories Of Enchantments Dark And Light By New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa Marr Uncanny And Unexpected Creatures Appear From Behind Bushes, Rise From Beneath The Seas, Or Manifest From Seasonal Storms To Pursue The Objects Of Their Attention With Amorous Or Sinister Intent RelentlesslyFrom The Gentle Tones Of A Storyteller S Cadences To The Terror Of A Blood Sacrifice, Tales Of Favorite Characters From Marr S Wicked Lovely Novels Mix With Accounts Of New Characters For Readers To Fall In Love Withor To FearLush, Seductive, And Chilling, Melissa Marr S Stories Revel In The Unseen Magic That Infuses The World As We Know ItTable Of Contents Where Nightmares Walk Winter S Kiss Fairy Tales Transition Vampires Love Struck Selchies Old Habits WL World Stopping Time WL World The Art Of Waiting Flesh For Comfort The Sleeping Girl And The Summer King WL World Ish, The Short Story That Started The Series Cotton Candy Skies WL World Unexpected Family WL World Merely Mortal WL World


10 thoughts on “Faery Tales & Nightmares (Wicked Lovely)

  1. says:

    I finally worked out what it is about Melissa Marr s writing that keeps leaving me so unsatisfied It s bland She has characters who range from being calm and centered to fairies whose entire psychological make up hinges on them being emotionally volatile but they all sound the same The writing is terrible at actually invoking emotion, Marr uses the Dark Court s ability to taste emotion as a crutch far too often Here, take a look You remember telling me you could taste emotions Seth asked.Nial nodded Do I forgive you Don t know Niall took a drag off the cigarette You re conflicted about something For the King of Order Not a king Seth winced He didn t want to be in charge of anyone, and he didn t want to be the one who d have to stand against Niall ever again either He s agreed to it so as to help Niall in the middle of a war, but the past week, the reality of what it could mean weighed on him.Niall turned and looked at him Whatever you call it Seth The faery who balances meyou re not too orderly Anger, worry, doubt, fear, and Niall inhaled hope I m glad you re here to tell me that Niall since Seth s POV seems incapable of transmitting that to me viscerally It s a consistent problem with the Wicked Lovely stories, moments that ought to be emotionally fraught and leaving me taut with tension just don t I m happy for Marr s characters that they re emotionally self aware and capable of analyzing and acting in the manner best for themselves but it leaves me bored I acknowledge this could just be a personal problem the popularity of the Wicked Lovely series would indicate very few others feel as I do.There are stories here that aren t set in the Wicked Lovely verse as well Many of them I d read before in prior anthologies and found them just as mediocre on this second try I d say my favourite story out of this anthology is Winter s Kiss The fairytale tone forces Marr to write outside of her usual voice and it was a refreshing change The way Marr just says what people are feeling works much better in the compressed fairytale format I d happily read it as a longer novel if I didn t suspect the format would have Marr falling back into the same Wicked Lovely emotions issue An overall decent collection that nonetheless leaves me concluding Melissa Marr doesn t work for me 3 stars


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    Non Wicked Lovely stories originally reviewed here.Wicked Lovely stories originally reviewed here.The non WL stories WHERE NIGHTMARES WALKThis very short story works as somewhat of an introduction into the book, and lets you realize right off the bat that it will indeed be as much about nightmares as about faery tales It s a chilling intro that will make you fear the night.WINTER S KISSThis short story evokes the image of a traditional fairy tale, but one you haven t heard before It tells the tale of a princess who has the curse of icy breath, and the snow bear that would see it as a gift Winter s Kiss is charming, beautiful, and a reminder of perspective.TRANSITIONEliana has been getting weird and uncontrollable headaches She loses time she can t remember hours of her life She s stopped talking to doctors, they just think she s crazy, and she s begun to self medicate with drugs of another sort When she ends up in the graveyard with the boy she s currently seeing, she can t get her mind off someone something else, and she can t help feeling as if the statue is watching her.Transition is a chilling vampire story about the circle of life or death or undeath, see what I did there in which Melissa Marr puts her own tale into a fairly traditional and thus sexy and gory lore This type of story right here is the reason people love vamps, and not the sparkly kind.LOVE STRUCKEvery once in a while, I feel like I get as much out of a short story as I do out of a full length book This is one of those times Love Struck was a beautiful love story and fairy tale, about selchies Selchies I ve been enad with Selchies since The Secret of Roan Inish, and have been craving I mean who wants mermaids when selchies are about, really At least you don t have to question the logistics of their anatomy quite so much Alana is chosen to be the mate of Murrin, who intends to court her, but instead he accidently traps her as has been done for generations She holds his Other Skin, is compelled to hide it, and she cannot return it unless he finds it himself Alana doesn t want to break her own rules, she doesn t want a relationship, and certainly not one with some guy she barely knows She s convinced that it s the selchie magic drawing her to Murrin, and is deeply torn between wanting to be with him and wanting freedom for both of them Love Struck was a beautifully rendered tale, and I adored it It was the non Wicked Lovely story in this collection that I was looking forward to most, and it did not disappoint THE ART OF WAITINGThis title made me think of the poem One Art by Elizabeth Bishop It s the story of a small hamlet of a town, that is incased in snow and ice each winter that melts to beauty in the spring A man and his daughter come to the town, and the townspeople wait to see if they, like so many others, will leave.This short is perfect for anyone who lives in a quaint little town and loves it It s hard for people to understand this mentality, but those who live there wouldn t have it any other way FLESH FOR COMFORTA disturbing tale about what we are willing to go through for beauty A poor girl in a mountain town knows she will never get out She is not rich enough, or attractive enough But when a mysterious creature offers to make her beautiful, she is tempted, knowing if she were attractive enough she could trade flesh for comfort and escape.These six stories range in length from about 3 to 60 pages, and are all very worth reading I particularly enjoyed Love Struck, and the most disturbing award goes to Flesh for Comfort Enjoy The Wicked Lovely stories THE SLEEPING GIRL AND THE SUMMER KINGI knew that this story was described as Wicked Lovely ish, but before reading it I didn t really understand why This was the short story that Melissa Marr wrote that later turned into the series, however, The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King is quite different than the series itself You can see that the structure is there and a character named Aisling , but it is still very much its own story.Each winter, a girl falls asleep, and spring only returns when she dreams of it Throughout the summer, she spends her days basking in the sun with the summer king, until finally she comes of age where she is too old to sleep again At this time, she is presented with a choice stay young forever as one of the many girls of summer, or age as winter Only if she chooses winter will its previous barer be free, but the allure of both sides is strong.COTTON CANDY SKIESThis was the WL story I was most excited to read when I picked up Faery Tales and Nightmares I probably would have been excited about Old Habits and Stopping Time, but I d already read them, and I knew Cotton Candy Skies featured my other WL favorite The Shadow Court I love Devlin and Ani, and was super excited at the chance to see them again, so I m not going to lie and say I wasn t a little disappointed that they were barely in this story However, when I thought about it, it made sense They d already had their happy ending, and there were others that still needed some tying up That s where this story, and Rabbit came in.Cotton Candy Skies features Rabbit, Ani and Tish s older brother and father figure, who has found himself sealed in Faerie He feels at a loss, unsure of what to do with himself that will make him feel worthwhile in the same way that he felt needed and worthwhile in the outside world It was fun to have a story about Rabbit, a minor character that I always liked, but we never heard much from It was the perfect choice for a Shadow Court tale, and in the end it may not be my favorite in the collection, but I was happy nonetheless.UNEXPECTED FAMILYUnexpected Family takes place about a week after the events of Darkest Mercy conclude, and it s a Seth story yay Seth receives a letter from his mortal parents insisting that he visit them, indicating some urgency He hasn t seen his parents in several years, and while they have an amicable relationship, he s certainly not in the mood to leave Huntsdale after all of the upheaval For his family, however, he will Seth bids goodbye to Aisling, and requests that Niall accompany him to California, knowing that he and Niall have to work out their differences Seth doesn t want to lose Niall as a brother, but he knows there will be friction as his opposite.I enjoyed this story a fair amount, particularly because Seth is one of the most interesting characters in the Wicked Lovely series With three courts heavily invested in his welfare as son, lover, and brother, is it any surprise that he s generally a good guy Unexpected Family was probably my favorite WL story in this collection, though it would honestly be behind Old Habbits and Stopping Time which I read previously.MERELY MORTALUnfortunately, Merely Mortal ended up placing as my least favorite story in this anthology It s a shame, being as it was also that last story in this collection, and therefore left me feeling a little down on it even though the bulk of stories were wonderful Merely Mortal is a story of Keenan and Donia, attempting to cope as a real couple for the first time in over a century They have loved each other for a very long time, but have never been able to surmount the obstacles standing in their way Now, finally, Keenan has given up his regency and is free to love Donia, however, he has also given up his immortality After 900 years, Keenan is mortal, delicate, and easily broken He wants to attempt to become fae again, but Donia is so afraid of him being hurt Merely Mortal tells a light tale of this couple vacationing something rare and unusual for any fae reagents.OLD HABITS AND STOPPING TIMEI m honestly going to kind of gloss over these two stories because I read them as e book singles while I was reading the Wicked Lovely series last year, and chose not to reread them when they were published in this collection They are the two longest stories in the book, each a novella than a short story, they make up about 1 3 of the text in Faery Tales and Nightmares Let s just suffice it to say that if you love Niall, Irial, and Leslie and if you don t, I really think you re missing out , you must check out Old Habbits and Stopping Time Stopping Time focuses largely on Niall and Leslie, while Old Habbits focuses largely on the relationship between Niall and Irial To me, these three characters are the most compelling of the entire series, and getting these extra novellas to explore the relationships between my favorite characters was time well spent


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    Deliciously dark, enchanting and hauntingly sinister this collection of fairytales merged with folklore is simply stunning I would highly recommend this book for readers who have read Melissa Marr s The Wicked Lovely series a compilation of five books , as many favorite characters within the series is included in these stories Together with exciting accounts of new characters for you to either fear or fall in love with, this supremely sublime book contains a concoction of old and new Dangerous promises and beguiling threats swirl together in a dozen stories of enchantments, dark and light Uncanny and unexpected creatures appear from behind bushes, rise from under the seas or manifest from seasonal storms to pursue the objects of their attention with amorous or sinister intent relentlessly These twelve fresh, original tales beautifully blend supernatural fantasy with intoxicating, impassioned romance amid spinechilling horror that is delicately interwoven From the heart pounding intensity of fervent passion to the ice cold, shivers that run down your spine these delightful, readable tales will have you sat on the edge of your seat in suspense Encapsulating all that I love within the Young Adult genre, this well balanced book includes an exquisite blend of fantasy and vividly creative imagination, teenage romance and fast paced, thrilling action with such concentrated momentum and substance In Winters Kiss you are transported back in time into a historical masterpiece, where acutely ancient detail is captured perfectly as remicent of Medieval times with a magical blend In contrast Transition oozes a classy, contemporary twist in which you can instantly connect with its distinctly modern feel Love Struck akin to the Twilight Saga or other mesmerizing teenage romances, had me entranced by the characters and lost within their poignant story Wherein Merely Mortal has that feel and quality of Cassandra Clare s the mortal instruments series, in which you are swept away by the scope of such a paranormal phenomenon and I just loved how modern day entwined with something past created this unique story.


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    THE FAERYS VIEWMelissa Marr is one of my favorite authors, of course me loving all things Fae has nothing to do with it but The Wicked Lovely Series will forever be one of my favorite series so I had to give Faery Tales and Nightmares a try even though short story compilations aren t really my thing In Ms Marr s case, she made reading short stories so pleasurable that I m hoping against hope that she ll do it again Faery Tales and Nightmares is compiled of twelve short stories, most of them revolving around characters in Ms Marr s most wickedly awesome Wicked Lovely series but not all of them There are some fabulous stories that delivered deliciously dark and decadent reading in true Melissa Marr style Ms Marr s creative imagination knows no bounds and I m forever in awe of her ability to draw me into a story to the point where I m right there with the characters in living color Very few authors are as accomplished as Ms Marr her characters are well fleshed out, beautifully portrayed and step off the page realistic Every story is vivid with exquisite detail and carried me along on a tide of pure happiness from start to finish Every ending was absolutely perfect for each story which left me with an extremely satisfied feeling My favorite non Wicked Lovely Stories Transition a vampiric pleasure that I truly loved A young girl get s the last laugh in this creepy yet clever tale.Love Struck was fantastic A tale about two Selchie Selkie brothers and an unwitting girl on a beach It had a great story based on Selchie lore and a beautiful love story but what love story ever goes off without a BIG hitch My Favorite Wicked Lovely stories were Unexpected Family This takes place AFTER Darkest Mercy when Seth receives a letter from his parents who are on vacation They rarely contact Seth and they are in trouble, Seth takes Niall with him and what happens when they reach Seth s parents is not exactly what they were expecting.Cotton Candy Skies Rabbit, sweet Rabbit is in Faery and although he has everything he could possibly want at his disposal, he s lonely and grieving the loss of Tish Then he meets Olivia, remember her She s the artist that paints with the sky and completely anti social, that is until she meets Rabbit Will Rabbit finally have a life and love of his own I truly loved Faery Tales and Nightmares and I can t say there was one story in there that I didn t like, I loved them all but to review them all would take me pages so I plucked out some favorites THE FAERY SAYS FAERY TALES AND NIGHTMARES SET MY WINGS A FLUTTER


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    We all know how captivating Melissa Marr s books are So when I found out that she would be releasing a collection of short stories, I was than eager to get my hands on it Faery Tales Nightmares is compiled of twelve short stories, half of which follow the characters from Marr s Wicked Lovely series.I am a sucker for anything with the name Melissa Marr attached to it The Wicked Lovely Series and Graveminder are all in my list of favorite reads This compilation of short stories was like a treat for a fan like me It offered sights of adored characters such as Irial, Nial, Seth, Devlin, Ani, and others I really miss these remarkable people and it was a treat to have them back, even if it was for a short time.The Summer King, Love Struck, Old Habits, Winter s Kiss, and The Sleeping Girl were among my favorites in this assemblage These short literary works of fiction were full of riveting emotions and truly original I have to say that Faery Tales Nightmares was beautifully put together and each story held its own The vibrant descriptions that Marr incorporate in her writing are just one of the reasons I love her works Even with short stories, Marr always manages to take her readers to new levels like no other.


  6. says:

    It was pretty good Great to read some of Melissa Marr s short stories.


  7. says:

    I have only read the Wicked Lovely short stories, and I was deciding how to rate this. so I went with the basic 4 stars and rate each story individually SPOILER ALER Stopping Time 4 starsPreviously read edited comments from previous review I thought this was a great little story about Irial, Niall and Leslie It made me like Irial , ponder his relationship with Niall even There has been a few hints regarding Nialls and Irials real relationship This story, however, has confirmed it, for me at least, that it is not the type of love that Seth and Niall share brotherly, friendship etc , its was and still is a real love As is their love for Leslie So, that would make them both bisexual Or are faeries bisexual in general But then again, they are all different types of creatures that might mean they are trisexual I thought this was a nice little story about Leslie trying to come to terms with her feelings for both of them while trying to move on in the real world, them coming to terms with their feelings for her, and for each other I can t say there are too many love triangles out there where all parties involved feel the others should be together, much less encourage it I also liked know what actually happened to Ren especially for those who hoped something had happened to him Old Habits 4 starsPreviously read It seems I didn t have comments from when I previously read this Well, anyway, of course I loved this story. look who it was about I love me some of the Dark Court boys The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King 2.5 starsThis one was hard to rate cause whilst the story itself didn t do anything for me, I must remember, this is what started the whole Wicked Lovely series But in all honest, after reading the series, this story does not really compare And the girls name really put me off, Aisling, way to close to WL for my brain to process at midnight Cotton Candy Skies 3.5 starsI have been dying to read this story for a very long time I wanted to know what happended in Faery after it was closed What happened to Rabbit and Ani Well this is really Rabbit s story, and whilst things happened rather quickly in it, it was a nice little wrap on him However, I still want to know where their mother is Unexpected Family 5 starsThis, the story that I didn t know much about, proved to be my favourite of the lot For multiple reasons 1 It was set after Darkest Mercy, 2 It was about Seth, 3 IT HAS THE BEST PARAGRAPH IN THE WHOLE WICKED LOVELY SERIES in my opinion Well done to Melissa Marr for pushing the standards for YA, I am very impressed So anyway, back to the story, its about Seth, and his parents finally come into it no, not weirdo faery queen either It was nice to meet them, even though under bizarre circumstances I thought the revealing was all a little to quick, but, it is a short story after all And Seth s gets new powers much like his mother , he make whatever he wants materialise in front of him that is a rather cool twist to it, since no one outside of Faery has that power Merely Mortal 3.5 starsPreviously read I thought this was a nice little story about Keenan and Donia, although, I am glad it was an extra and not put in the book I think the book was better without it for flow etc I like Donia s happily ever after etc I also loved the part about being caught and put on the internet thing oh YouTube, your power is everywhere.


  8. says:

    I was a good idea for Marr to gather her short stories from her anthologies and online ebook offerings into one book But unfortunately for me I d already read a substantial portion of the book since I got most of the anthologies out of the library and I actually did buy the ebooks that make up a big chuck of it I still re read them all and they were fine, but it didn t change my original three star rating of any of them I did enjoy the two new stories from the Wicked Lovely world, it was nice to revisit the characters and see a bit of what happened after the series ended But I do have to say that Seth still isn t my favorite character, he s still too perfect to really be interesting, too much of a male Mary Sue, always doing the thoughtful, cool, smart, sweet, brave, perfect thing in any situation Nevertheless, I did enjoy seeing a bit of resolution for his situation and his relationship with Niall And I liked the story about Keenan and Donia as well And people who haven t read the other stories already will really enjoy reading about Niall and Irial, and the short one about Rabbit.Fans of the Wicked Lovely series will like this book There really isn t much to recommend for people who aren t familiar with the series I didn t think the independent stories were special enough on their own to invest in the book One or two were fine, but again, I d read one before, and regardless, they weren t anything I m going to remember And most of the longer stories presume familiarity with the characters and history of the series and won t make much sense to new readers Frequently short stories set in the same world as a series are a good way for new readers to get intrigued about an author s work, but in this case I d recommend that curious readers try Wicked Lovely, the first book in the series It s really a unique book in the way it captures a sense of the fairy magic And youth It wasn t a perfect book, and it made me feel really old, but it was special somehow.


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    Once again, I have to point out that I don t feel confident providing reviews for short stories I m too used to novels, and the complaints I have about short stories personally feel like whining than valid points But I can say much about this compilation First off, I love Melissa Marr I have since I read Wicked Lovely several years back, and while that series started to get a little convoluted with characters and their relationships among one another, her fairies have their very own gritty appeal, similar to those of Holly Black s.But I have to say, this compilation of short stories confused me I have mixed feeling about each of them individually, but as a whole, I m still not sure what to make of them The stand alones that mimicked folk tales didn t seem to have any resolutions they felt like chapters out of a book that I ll never get to read Maybe that was the author s intent, to just leave them hanging, but it kind of bothered me.The short stories that served as companions to the Wicked Lovely series also perplexed me a little, since they all occurred after each specific book in the serious as bridge stories For he ones thqat bridged the recent books, I found them easy enough to follow, but those from the earlier books I had to remember what was going on, before certain events that occurred in later books, which was difficult since it s been years since I read the first few books in the series And, honestly, most of what they contained felt like pure filler much ado about nothing Again, though, maybe that was the author s intent.I can t say I m sorry I read this book it was entertaining, and filled in the blanks of the Wicked Lovely series But I have to say I was constantly thrown off by the time lapses, garnished with stand alone short stories in between Maybe the organization of the stories would ve made a difference


  10. says:

    SpoilersA collection of short stories, some set in the Wicked Lovely world and others just stand alone contributions.Where Nightmare s Walk A very short and pointless story, only a few paragraphs long.Winter s Kiss A story about a girl with ice wintery powers leaving her summery home and meeting an ice bear boy and searching for a home where she fits in better This was one of the better stand alone stories, it was predictable but it was still enjoyable The romance was subtle but sweet.Transition A story about a girl called Eliana who s turned into a vampire so she can kill someone This definitely wasn t a faery tale, it was one of the Nightmare stories though it wasn t scary, it just had a darker tone I liked that Eliana didn t forgive Sebastian or go weak at knees for him after what he did he set her up to murdered and turned into a vampire just so she could kill his girlfriend The ending was good and there s no doubt in my mind that Eliana will get her revenge on Sebastian but I m fairly certain that she ll end up dead too when the vampire she makes will turn on her Love Struck Manslut selkie virginal girl insta love silly misunderstanding cringey HEA blahOld Habits From the Wicked Lovely series Focusing on Niall first few weeks as the new Dark king and also Irial and Niall s strained relationship The plot was all over the place and there were too may POV s for so short a story, it didn t really offer anything new just the same old ridiculous faery court politics Irial and Niall were also quite boring just the same old typical tortured mansluts.Stopping Time Leslie, Niall and Irial s story Leslie s probably the most likeable character in the Wicked Lovely series, her POV is always enjoyable because she s easy to relate to The threesome between Leslie Irial Niall just seems a little unbalanced since Irial and Niall are both immortal and have such a long history with each other Leslie on the other hand hasn t know Niall Irial all that long and she s mortal so she just feels like a fleeting love they both share I don t think Leslie fits into their relationship very well The Art of Waiting Didn t like it, both the plot and characters were rubbish.Flesh For Comfort Fairly interesting concept about what someone is willing to do to be beautiful but too short a story to care about any of the characters.The Sleeping Girl and the Summer King Similar to the Wicked Lovely series Aisling reminded me a little of Donia, only not as whiny and bitter I liked Aisling than Donia or Aislinn since she didn t lose all her senses for love.Merely Mortal Keenan and Donia s story I ve never liked their relationship I don t know why Donia would take him back after he fell in love with dozens of other girls, she could do much better I hate that after everything he put her through he still got his HEA.Overall, the writing didn t flow very well in any of the stories and things weren t as clear in several of the stories as they could have been I enjoyed a few of the stories but most of them were disappointing.


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