Friday, January 15, 2010

Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Life for Kelley Winston changed irrevocably when she found out she was the daughter of Auberon and Mahb - that's right, Faerie royalty. She and Sonny, the Janus changeling with whom she fell in love, had to save New York from the Wild Hunt. And what was her reward? Auberon called Sonny back to the Otherworld to hunt down the Wild Hunt and Sonny asked her to wait for him. But Kelley misses him and is just not very good at doing what she is told. And although her career is on an upswing (she lands the part of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet) she runs into Titania, a Faerie hooligan, and a leprechaun while rehearsing and nothing good could come from that! As she tries to escape she is sent tumbling into the Otherworld with Fennrys, another Janus, finds Sonny (of course) but before they really can spend any time together finds out her father may well be dying, and has to decide where her loyalties really lie.

And as allegiances shift and charms fall away, more is revealed than you can imagine, leaving Kelley (and us) asking just who is Sonny exactly. Oh what a tangled web we weave.

If you enjoyed Wondrous Strange, as I did, you will fall on this sequel with delight, savoring another chance to travel alongside these characters and delve further into their history. All those scenes in the theatre still mark it as different, Sonny and Kelly's scenes together are as enchanting as ever, and it has such a disturbing bad guy this time. Furthermore, you just can't predict where this story will go. I've fallen under the spell of this world's magic and can't get my hands on the sequel quickly enough.

And what a gorgeous cover.


La Coccinelle said...

I enjoyed Wondrous Strange. I can't wait to read this one!

Morgan said...

I'm not really into the whole faerie thing, but this book sounds really good. Maybe I'll give the whole faerie genre another chance.

Bookgeek said...

I am a big fan of the faerie thing. But I think the theatrical aspects of this series make it stand out. Try it Morgan (and let me know what you think!)