Pub. Date: December 22, 2009
Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover, 320pp
Age Range: 12
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.
Livingston follows up Wondrous Strange with a perfect combination of suspense, action, and romance in Darklight. After I finished reading Wondrous Strange last year, I jumped online to find out if there would be a sequel and I had to bite my nails because I didn’t have an answer. So, imagine how thrilled I was to finally get the news of a sequel, I was practically grinning for ear to ear.
I love the characters in this series. Livingston did an amazing job! Kelley and Sonny have been through so much as a couple and we get to see how their love stands the test of time plus other interferences that may or may not have any bearings on their relationship. Can these two catch a break? Puck and Tyff (Kelley’s Roommate) provide comic relief – I was constantly laughing at these two. I also found myself crushing on Fennrys, one of the Janus Guards. He had some great moments in this installment. The villains in this book were even creepily fantastic.
Livingston provided some unforeseen twist and turns in Darklight that had me on pins and needles which forced me to read Darklight in one sitting. Some answers are resolved while others are left for the next installment. I can’t wait to see how Kelley, Sonny and the rest of the gang fare after the events in this installment!
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars