Monday, August 16, 2010

Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Title: Darklight (Wondrous Strange #2)
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 22, 2009
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository / Indigo
Much has changed since autumn when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with 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 their love apart.

With breathtaking high stakes, soaring romance, and vividly magical characters, Darklight continues the enthralling Faerie trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.

I loved Wondrous Strange when I read it and I have to admit that I loved Darklight even more. I am so happy I discovered Lesley Livingston, I just want to read whatever she writes no matter what it’s about. Her stories are captivating and keep you turning pages until the very last page, and even then you want more. Darklight was an amazing read and had I been able to, I would have read it all in one sitting.

Kelley’s life has changed drastically since she starred as Titania in a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She discovered that the role she was playing was pretty close to her reality, seeing as she is a Faerie princess. And she fell in love with Sonny Flannery who she hasn’t seen since he was forced back to the Otherworld after Kelley’s performance on stage. Now Kelley is starring as Juliet and is missing Sonny more and more with each day that goes by. But when Kelley finds herself in the Otherworld things take an interesting turn.

I loved Kelley right from the start in Wondrous Strange and my love for her just grew as I read Darklight. She is still a really relatable character and a very likable characters. Throughout the book you can just feel how being away from Sonny is causing her pain. I was just reading and hoping as I turned every page that she and Sonny would be reunited...and the sooner the better! The only thing I didn’t like about Kelley this time around is what she says and does at the end of the book (not that I’m going to tell you) but I could see why she was doing it even then.

Oh Sonny, Sonny Sonny. Where to even begin. I loved him in the first book and I loved him even more in this one. To be honest, he was even better than I remembered him being. What I especially liked that even though he missed Kelley more than anything, when they finally saw each other again, he still had his opinions about things and wasn’t afraid to tell Kelley what he thought about the way she was acting. He loved her but wasn’t afraid to tell her what he truly thought.

I just love the way Livingston writes. There is just something about her writing that totally draws you in to the story. She has this wonderful story-telling ability that makes it so you just can’t put her books times it wasn’t even an option in my mind. I truly enjoyed Darklight and I honestly can’t wait for Tempestuous, the final book in the trilogy, which comes out in December...I really don’t know if I’ll be able to wait that long to get my Sonny and Kelley fix! 

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  1. I agree with you. This book series is incredible and I loved it! The covers are amazing and the character had me from the beginning. Like you, I feel like Tempestuous can't get here soon enough.

  2. I've been wanting to read Wondrous Strange for awhile. Thanks for the review of the sequel. Makes me want to pick it up even more.

  3. I agree that waiting for book 3 is so hard! Not much longer now!


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