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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Book Review: Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Darklight (Wondrous Strange, Book #2) by Lesley Livingston
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 320
Received From: Publicist (Thanks Karen!)

Summary: Faerie can't lie . . . or can they? Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself. When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart. With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in Darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.

My Review: Darklight is yet again another magical, action packed installment of one of the best faerie series I've ever read! I love how this book continues to enlighten the reader with character development. I strongly feel I know more about these characters with every page I read. My favorite aspect of this second book is experiencing the faerie realm. Lesley's choice of words to describe the fae world sparkled (literally!) in my mind with beautiful images. I once again fell in love with Sonny, however I also started to warm up to other male companions too. Kelley, remained my favorite strong willed female protagonist that I wouldn't mind hanging out with if she was an actual person in real life. I also enjoyed all the twists and turns, Lesley never disappoints with the act of surprise. If you haven't noticed I LOVE this series and will eagerly anticipate the third book which unfortunately comes out next year, I think? I strongly recommend you pick up Wondrous Strange and Darklight if your a fan of beautifully written YA fantasy books.

Also, don't forget that I'm currently giving away a copy of Darklight, go here to enter!

My Rating: 5 out of 5
Book Trailer: Darklight (Press the link to go to the book trailer on Youtube - I couldn't add the actual video because it's too big for my layout so it blocks my sidebar.)
Author's Info:
Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian literature and Shakespeare. She frequently performs with the Tempest Theatre Group, of which she is a co-founder. She is also the author of the second book Darklight.


Stephanie said...

I have always been drawn to the cover of this book. After reading your terrific review, I will definitely be on the lookout for this series.

Adriana said...

This series sounds really good. I'll have to check it out next time I buy books.
By the way, I really like your new layout, it's really cute.

Sueann said...

I have this series ordered and they are on the way. I am looking forward to a good read! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great review! I just bought both books for my library, and I am so happy that I did! And I absolutely love the cover art for both books!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Wonderful review. This one is almost next on my list. I can't wait!

J. said...

I'm waiting for my copy of "Wondrous Strange" to arrive and I simply can't wait to read it :-)

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