August 31, 2009

Wondrous Strange - Lesley Livingston

Young Adult
Pages: 336
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: December 23, 2008

Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . .

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—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.

I must say this has been a hard read for me. I love how she writes, its really well written. I loved this book and I'm so desperate to read the next one, I'm cutting this review short! The fantasy faerie world Livingston creates is one of the best that I've read so far.

The characters are awesome! I dare you not to fall in love with Sonny. Impossible. The plot was very well driven. I really enjoyed the way she switched characters for each chapter. Last but not least, the cover is dark and mysterious. Great cover, even though I like the cover on the second book better. So, if you enjoy your fantasy/supernatural books set on the real world with that yummy romance, go find yourself a copy of this!


  1. " I must say this has been a hard read for me." Why??? I'm so glad you like this book..another score! hahahah and Sonny..!! Oh my Sonny! I completly agree with you is one of the best if not the best faerie story! :)

  2. Ooo I've been wondering about this series. The covers of course scream: Amber, pick me up and read me you silly fool! But I'm curious, why was this a hard read for you?? Everything else sounds really good though!


  3. It was hard because of the great writing. So many words I was not used to. I was hard for me to understand sometimes. But hey! That's a great thing for me!

  4. Glad you liked it! Loved this book and can't wait to read the next one. I agree, Darklight's cover is better. Great review.


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