Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Review: Darklight by Lesley Livingston


Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Pub. Date: December 22, 2009
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

27 comments:

elaing8 said...

Great review.i'm looking forward to reading these books

fredamans said...

Good review. I'd have to read the first one.

Merry Christmas!

choco (In Which a Girl Reads) said...

Great review! I really liked Wondrous Strange so I'm anticipating reading this one.

Emma said...

This looks like a great book! Nice review. :D

Dani. said...

Eerrrrgh I really need to read this series. A five star from Tina, means this book is AWESOME! :]

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I'm glad to hear that Darklight didn't disappoint. I often feel that second books in a series are where things have the highest chance of going wrong, but it doesn't seem like this is the case here! Thanks for the review!

Melissa said...

I can't wait to read this book! I love this blog it gives me way too many new books to read!

book_worm127 said...

Great review! I've heard nothing but good things about this book and I can't wait for it to be released!

Emily said...

I'm next on the list to read this book for a blog tour and your review is just making me even more excited. I loved Wondrous Strange so it'll be fun to see what happens next.

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh I can't wait to read this! I just loved Wondrous Strange.

justpeachy36 said...

After reading your interview with the author and your review, these books are going on my ever increasing TBR pile lol...

kittyism said...

I want to read this, but first I have to read Wondrous Strange! Excellent review.

skyla11377 said...

Awesome Review. This Book Sounds Really Really Good.

celi.a said...

I'll look forward to the secondary characters in this one, I can tell that already... Your review is super positive (and our tastes are generally similar), so I'll definitely be reading this one.

pepsivanilla said...

Great review, I'm glad you enjoy this series. It's one I've been meaning to pick up, but just haven't!

Lori T said...

Great review! Wow, 5 out 5...you know that it is a great book when even the villions are fantastic!

InABox said...

This sounds deliciously complex. I haven't read it yet, but I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Jenny N. said...

Nice review. I havent read the series but have heard that its really good.

Jessy said...

I did the same thing as you when I was done reading. I jumped online and found out there would be a sequel and I was sooo excited!

donnas said...

Great review. I cant wait to read this and its cool we see more of Puck.

Lauren said...

Great review! I'm dying to read this one and I love of the cover of it.

Trini said...

Aaawww geez I so want these books they sound so good. Can't wait to start reading them.

misskallie2000 said...

I enjoyed reading your review. Now I really want to read Leslie's book. Have not read one of her books yet so would love to win this great contest and get started. Thanks.

Sandy Shin said...

Wondrous Strange is next on my to-read list (I've been sitting on it forever), and I'm glad to know that Darklight is a good sequel! :>

van_pham said...

I love reading about faeries, this is definitely going to be in my TBR list!

MarionG said...

Books about faeries I love. Can't wait to read this one. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail (dot) com

Mandy said...

I loved this first, and this one looks even better. =)

 

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