Author: Melissa Marr
Return to the world of Melissa Marr's bestselling series and discover how the events of Wicked Lovely set a different faery tale in motion. . . . Originally presented as a manga series and now available for the first time as a stand-alone novel, Desert Tales combines tentative romance, outward strength, and inner resolve in a faery story of desert and destiny.
The Mojave Desert was a million miles away from the plots and schemes of the Faerie Courts—and that's exactly why Rika chose it as her home. The once-mortal faery retreated to the desert's isolation after decades of carrying winter's curse inside her body. But her seclusion—and the freedom of the desert fey—is threatened by the Summer King's newfound strength. And when the manipulations of her trickster friend, Sionnach, thrust Rika into a new romance, she finds new power within herself—and a new desire to help Sionnach protect the desert fey and mortals alike. The time for hiding is over
*************************This novel was a set of three Graphic novels originally. I didn't read the graphic novels, but was excited that she turned it into a novel.It is about Rika (a Winter Girl before Donia), Sionnach (the desert alpha & a fox faery), and Jayce (human male). Some scenes with Keenan & Donia, but no other characters from the series make an appearance in the book.
Rika is a former Winter girl who ran to the desert to be free,while there she's apart of the solitary fey world but barley talks or interacts with the other except Sionnach the desert Alpha. Then thanks to Keenan coming to the desert, Sionnach's meddling and Rika's love of a mortal Rika went on a journey to become the strong fairy she always was already. Sionnach is what really made this a good book. He is clever, witty, mysterious and I really enjoyed reading from his perspective when it happened.Jace is just the sweetest and took the whole fey thing like a champ. The story was well written and I loved the ending even if it was a bit bittersweet .
The cover is quite lovely and the font and design around the title match with the other novels perfectly.I love this book, and I loved the Wicked Lovely series and so glad that Marr is taking the tale farther with all the novellas, graphic novels and this standalone novel.Also there might be a Wicked Lovely Movie!!!! 5/5