Saturday, November 19, 2011

Week 46 Reviews: Wondrous Strange, Darklight, Tempestuous



17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn't believe in Faeries. Not unless they're the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, wishing is probably the closest she's going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that's what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare's plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.


From Goodreads:
Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. 

Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself. 

When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. 


Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart. 

With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in Darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.



From Goodreads:
"I don't love Sonny Flannery."
That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.
But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley.
The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous Strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.
My Review:
Really loved these books! So good! Loved the fairies, and how they bended the truth without lying, the various little games that had little half truths and the word games that meant so much, and so little at the same time! Both to the people who were orchestrating them, and the ones caught in playing them. So amazing!! Loved them!

Loved how she came into the world, and how everything came together, and all the connections, ones that were good, some that were bad, and how it worked up to the ending of the last book, and was just amazing! Loved that!

The end of book 2 was heartbreaking, because she told Sonny, even though he didn't know she knew he was there (she was talking to another person, heard him come up) that she didn't love him. Even though they both loved each other. And then the ending of book 3, just made that stronger, and I loved that!

These were 3 excellent book, really enjoyed them, so I hope you guys check them out!

Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange #1, 2, 3
Read: November 12th-13th, 13th, 13th, 2011
Source: Library
Reason Why: Sounded really fantastic! I had to read the series!
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, HarperTeen
Published: September 22nd 2009, December 22nd 2009, December 21st 2010

Wondrous Strange:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars









Darklight:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars









Tempestous:
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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