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Micro Brew is hosted by Allie @ Hexen Librarian and on the 1st of each month she’ll give us some prompts or questions to answer. It’s a fun way to promote something you love.
Best thing is you can take part when you’re ready! So your answers can go live on the designated days or during week when it suits you best.
To take part all you have to do is tag Allie so she can see your responses, visit Melanie (part of the prompt creation) on twitter, include the header and an explanation, and complete the themed prompt.
February 4: What’s your favorite urban fantasy novel? Sell it. What about it makes it your favorite?
So Urban Fantasy is also the read-along theme for March’s choice and this is what made me realise how few books I knew that were UF.
I honestly don’t think its a case of I don’t read them and more of I just don’t look at sub-genres all too often. If its fantasy, its fantasy. Y’know?
When research I found out that my favourite series from high school is actually UF so thats the series I want to introduce you too now; Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.
The series takes place over 5 books and each book we get to know more about a fae court, so by the end you have a well rounded understanding of the courts fighting for the ruling power.
We primarily follows Aislinn, a human, woo-ed into the fae world to become the next Summer Queen. She’s one of my favourite characters due to her strength and will power to do right not only for herself and the human world, but also for the court she finds herself in the centre of. Whilst she does have alot to battle with, particularly the power and misleading-ness of the fae she is able to manouver her way through this series that provides her with an ending that I was always rooting for.
Honestly this series is probably where my obsession with piercings (hi cute goth boyfriend Seth) and tattoos started (Ink Exchange being a whole book centered around magical tattoos for the Dark Court) so it gets to keep a place in my heart always. Even if Keenan is the most problematic character to exist.