Friday, March 18, 2011
Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Author: Lesley Livingston
Wondrous Strange #2
Published by HarperCollins Canada
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary: (From Goodreads)
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.
Darklight was an amazing sequel to Wondrous Strange, though I don't think I liked it as much. Even so, it was a great novel that I enjoyed reading, and I loved being drawn back into this amazing faerie world of Kelley and Sonny.
I originally loved the first book because of all the faerie lore....the magical details....and mostly the enchanting feel the book gave you. Darklight did not dissapoint! I loved how the ever-so-talented Lesley Livingston had so much more of the faerie world intertwined into the plot and Darklight in general. My eyes were glued to the pages, especially reading the riveting and spellbinding scenes in the Spring and Fall Courts!
There's a pretty entertaining cast of characters in this book too. I enjoyed reading all about each and every character, and I feel they were developed a lot more in Darklight.
Overall, this book was surprising, riveting, and full of tons of scenes that made me either giggle, gasp, shout, or cry. (On the crying....boy, was that ending heartbreaking.) You should read this. If you loved Wondrous Strange, you'll love Darklight. It was a blast to read. Just be prepared to not put it down untill you're finished.