Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Review - Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Released: September 22, 2009
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5
Author Site: Lesley Livingston
When Kelley moves to New York to pursue her dreams of theatrical success, she expects that her only encounters with mythical beings will be confined to the stage, in the Avalon Grande Theatre's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. All of that changes when she meets Sonny Flannery, who introduces Kelley to a world she never knew existed. A member of Auberon's Janus Guard, he patrols the portal (in Central Park) between the human and faerie worlds on the few dangerous nights when it opens and members of the Unseelie Court can pass into the mortal realm. He is strangely drawn to Kelley, and as he gets to know her, he begins to suspect that there is more to her history than either of them know. Through encounters with sirens, hellhounds, and kelpies, Kelley and Sonny are drawn irrevocably into a battle among the Fey.

Wondrous Strange was simply an Awesome story of a modern day magical version of Romeo and Juliet. Sonny and Kelley have become two of my all time favorite characters and they took me on a rollercoaster ride; well scratch that they took me on a carousel ride that was fun and magical and heartbreaking and frightning all at the same time.

I am very anxious to continue this series and find out more about the relationship and history of Kelley's father and her mother. I really loathe her father at this point but have mixed feelings on her mother. Does either of them care about her at all or is she just a pawn in a power struggle? One thing is for certain...I learned a valuable lesson thru Sonny's mistake; always make doggone sure when making a deal with a magical creature that you have all your facts verified and laid out on the table leaving no loopholes for later chaos!

If you have not read this series yet...What Are You Waiting For? Go! Read! It!


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