Challenge (Wicked Lovely Desert Tales Series #2)

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The stakes are rising, and Rika finds it harder to ignore Faerie politics. As a former mortal and now a solitary faery, she has relished the isolation and freedom of the desert. But new players are seeking power, and old allies are imperiled. As tensions mount, Rika must decide whether—and how—to act to save her independence and her romance with Jayce.

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Overview

The stakes are rising, and Rika finds it harder to ignore Faerie politics. As a former mortal and now a solitary faery, she has relished the isolation and freedom of the desert. But new players are seeking power, and old allies are imperiled. As tensions mount, Rika must decide whether—and how—to act to save her independence and her romance with Jayce.

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—This book, set in the world of Marr's "Wicked Lovely" novels (HarperTeen), tells the story of Rika and her power struggle with the other faeries in the desert. The story opens with a fight scene that ends with a fox faery named Shy being wounded by a rusty iron weapon. It turns out that the faeries are fighting because many of them are angry with Rika for becoming involved with a human boyfriend and for trying to stay out of faerie politics. There are several creative and visual elements in this book, but readers not familiar with either of the original novels or the first volume in this manga series might be confused as the power struggle between the faeries will not make a lot of sense. There are also several attractive characters whose genders are unclear, both to readers as well as to the other characters. This causes additional confusion because we (and they) don't know who should be jealous of whom. The black-and-white artwork complements the action in a manga style, featuring lots of shimmering eyes, pointy teeth, and very pretty boys.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061493492
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Wicked Lovely Desert Tales Series , #2
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,384,817
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the author of the bestselling Wicked Lovely series as well as the adult fantasy novels Graveminder and The Arrivals. When not writing, editing, or traveling, Melissa is buried under a plethora of books, dogs, and children in Virginia.

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

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    very very unhappy customer!

    I bought these books thinking they was novels like the First Wicked Lovely Serise. but in fact it was lil cartoon book with pictures and bubbles over the peoples head. I hated it and I refuse to buy the last book in the serise ened up tiving them to my teenage nephew so he could have them. Bad form that nothing was said in the preview of it being cartoon book not a novel. very very unhappy customer!

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