Saturday, July 30, 2016

Week 31 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:
Yeah, it was so awesome to read these books! It's been about 5 years since I last read them, and it was about time, now that the spin off series has been completed! Which I'm going to be reading next, yeah, which will be great, what with Fennrys Wolf in both series!
I loved diving into this world again, and being with these characters! They have a lot of adventures, with some pretty high stakes, and yeah, it was just so great to go along with them again! Some things I remembered, or partially, like Kelley's parentage, and others, I didn't, like Sonny's abilities. So lots of fun rereading these books!

It's like a roller coaster, the emotions that they got through! They love each other, but outside forces are tearing them apart, and all these things to deal with, and with Fae politics and deals and ways around lying!

Knowing that Fennrys Wolf makes a huge sacrifice in the end. And it was great to see him knowing who he is in this series, when he doesn't in the first book. I think he remembers in the end, but it's been so long, thus, reread! But yeah, so great to have that in this series!

Loved reading these books, they were fabulous, and I can't wait to read more! 
Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange #1, 2, 3
First Read: November 12th-13th, 13th, 13th, 2011
Reread: July 27th, 27th, 28th, 2016
Source:, Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Books! And Tempestuous is a End of Series 2016 Book!
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, HarperTeen
Published: September 22nd 2009, December 22nd 2009, December 21st 2010

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

5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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