Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Title: Wondrous Strange
Author: Lesley Livingston
Published: May 2009 by Harper Collins

Pages: 327/Hardcover
Series: Wondrous Strange #1
Source: Local library

Summary: 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.

Review: This was such an enjoyable book! Finally a paranormal/fantasy book that isn't dominated by immediate attraction and "love". 

I loved Kelley and Sonny. They were both easy characters to get to know and especially easy to like. And I loved the fact that Kelley had a hobby that she was passionate about (acting). It seems like there aren't enough protagonists who are passionate about something. Tyf was also an amazing character. I really wanted more of her in here. She was so funny!

The plot was very engaging and fast paced. I really wasn't expecting what ended up happening with Sonny and Queen Mabh. The ending was also quite satisfying. I wasn't left hanging but I definitely want to see what happens in the sequel, Darklight. 

Overall, this was a wonderful book. It was easy to read and had a well written, engaging plot. 


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Cait said...

Interesting review, the total opposite of mine! http://tinyurl.com/6ku8hns

maybe I should give this story another go =]


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