Monday, May 18, 2009

Wonderous Strange



Wonderous Strange
by Lesley Livingston

# of pages: 336
Age Range 14+

For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.

Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.

This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening . . . something wondrous and strange. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her. Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery, and her growing feelings for Sonny.

Beyoootiful! Loved it! If you haven't read this book, READ IT. I can't get over how much I loved this book, it was so, so, good. The plot was moving and filled with many twists and surprises, the ending was fabulous, and the characters were super awesome!

Kelley, the main character, is a teenage actress trying to make it in NYC, and she finally gets her chance to shine as lead Titiana in the play Mid-Summer's Night Dream. But don't get her wrong, she's not the type of girl all dramatic and conceited, she actually very down to earth, short tempered, and devoted to her work. Oh, and she has a very big secret, one so big that even she doesn't know what it is. But Sonny does.

Yes Sonny, the yummy human/faerie knight, he knows who and what Kelley is, and he can't help but being attracted to her (who wouldn't she's gorgeous) but it's a lost cause because there's no way he could be with her. A match made for heaven but only available in hell. And Kelley, well it's not like she's going to admit she likes him.

If you're a fan of faerie/fairy etc (there's too many versions) than this is a book you need to add to you're collection. Also check out:

Bone's of Faerie - Janni Lee Simmer

Need - Carrie Jones

Lament - Maggie Steivater

Wings: Aprilynne Pike

I would buy it, or library it.

Check out Lesley Livingston at http://www.lesleylivingston.com/index.html
and yes, it is a trilogy (yay!)

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