Book Review: Darklight by Lesley Livingston

Title: Darklight
Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange book 2 of 3
Released: December 22, 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins
Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Faeries, Romance

The Book Summary contains spoilers if you have not read Book 1: Wondrous Strange.

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.

Lots of twists and turns in this sequel to Wondrous Strange. Although I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t quite as good as the first book in the series. If I had read Darklight when it was released I would have been annoyed with the cliffhanger ending. Thankfully the third and final book Tempestuous is already out so I started on it as soon as I finished Darklight. It picks up moments after this book end.

I love the world and characters Lesley Livingston has created.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: A little language

Source: Audio download from

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