AUTHOR: Lesley Livingston
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: October 2010- HarperCollins Publishers
SERIES: Yes; Complete Trilogy:
"Faerie can't lie...so they say. Despite the allure of the Faerie magick now coursing through her veins, Kelley Winslow’s just trying to get her New York City life back to normal. That means theater rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet and nightclub outings with roommate Tyff, even though Kelley misses gorgeous changeling Sonny Flannery so much her heart could burst. But Kelley’s newfound abilities have not gone unnoticed by malevolent eyes.When a terrifying encounter in Central Park hurls Kelley into the Faerie Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but all too brief. For Kelley and Sonny have been plunged into a game of Faerie deception and wavering allegiances in which the next move could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart."
Wondrous Strange is back and better than before.
Darklight, the second installment in the Wondrous Strange trilogy by Lesley Livingston, was a success (at least, in my opinion, more of a success than Wondrous Strange). And although I am still not a huge Kelley and Sonny fan (because I do not understand what their relationship is even built upon), I found myself lured into Darklight. Livingston did a much better job of showing us versus telling us in this action-packed novel. And, I am actually looking forward to reading the conclusion to this trilogy, Tempestuous, since many questions are left to be answered.
I enjoyed Darklight . I found myself laughing out loud a handful of times and I even found myself starting to like Kelley Winslow. I admired her because when placed in a fight or flight situation, she chose to fight every time. In this novel, we also discover some new information about Sonny Flannery, which added to his character development and to the plot.
I gave Darklight by Lesley Livingston 3 STARS. I don’t know if it was because Kelley and Sonny are separated for a large portion of this novel or not, but I liked the second installment in this series a lot better than Wondrous Strange, the first book in this trilogy. I am looking forward to reading Tempestuous, the final book of the Wondrous Strange trilogy and I will keep you posted on how it goes. My recommendation is to wait and see my review for Tempestuous before deciding to read or not to read.